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Carbon abatement

24 October 2019

The Australian Government should prioritise delivery of a national High Productivity Freight Vehicle (HPFV) network, to reduce the emissions of the road transport task and incentivise the purchase of newer heavy vehicles with the latest emission standards.

The ATA’s submission to the expert panel consultation on low cost abatement endorses HPFVs, and highlights the importance of width-exemptions for aerodynamic devices, incentives for business-as-usual decisions to reduce emissions and the amendment of the Fuel Tax Act 2006 to remove the 1 January 1996 threshold, so that every heavy diesel vehicle used on public roads must meet a maintenance or test criteria to be eligible for fuel tax credits.

If implemented, these measures and others outlined in the ATA submission would assist in achieving carbon abatement.