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Labour Party, Phil Goff deserting the poor in support of motorway tolls.

Phil Goff and the Labour Party need to re-examine their support for motorway tolls if they want to remain champions of low income workers, say the Taxpayers’ Union. It is pointing out that motorway tolls would disproportionately affect low income workers in Auckland’s outer suburbs.

Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union, says “Congestion charging which manages demand is one thing, but allowing Auckland Council to dig deeper into our pockets by tolling existing motorways is a step too far”.

“Auckland Council claims poverty, but in actual fact its revenues are growing while the proportion of that going to transport infrastructure investment is reducing.”

“The best way to get Aucklanders moving would be for Phil Goff to follow through in his promises to cut wasteful council spending and reinvest that into higher spending priorities.”


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