The ABC has this story on the Federal Court ruling that the ACT government cannot impose a utilities tax as its unconstitutional. Leaving a nice big $18 million hole in the budget surplus. Well done on Queanbeyan on questioning the imposition of these fees.
My question is, does this tax have a connection to the land use fee the govt has placed on utility operators such as Actew and Telstra, who have then passed the cost onto the consumer? Will we see our utilities bills going down, or is it a totally different matter?