ACT Government gets a win on water abstraction

johnboy 30 September 2010 5

Katy Gallagher is celebrating a decision by the full bench of the Federal Court validating our water abstraction charge (WAC) and the utilities network facilities tax (UNFT).

This in particular means we can charge Queanbeyan for the water they take out of our system.

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5 Responses to ACT Government gets a win on water abstraction
Knows Best Knows Best 9:25 pm 08 Oct 10

guess what…………everyone in the ACT pays exactly the same charge. If Queanbeyan City Council had won then ACT residents would not be paying for the highest water charges in Australia.

My spies tell me that Queanbeyan City Council will be going to the High Court to challenge this decision. Watch this space.

deye deye 2:21 pm 04 Oct 10

lovely, and three days later it’s now appeared on my monthly internet bill. Not happy Jan.

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 4:52 pm 01 Oct 10

Was not the GST supposed to rid us of these bullshit levies and taxes?

enrique enrique 9:33 am 01 Oct 10

Not likely… there’s a small matter of Commonwealth legislation to consider…

i.e. the Canberra Water Supply (Googong Dam) Act 1974

MrPC MrPC 8:55 am 01 Oct 10

I guess the good people of Queanbeyan could now choose to disconnect Googong Dam from the ACT water grid.

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