Today the Abbott Government will bring on debate on the Bill which increases fuel excise and then gag the debate after four speakers on each side of the House have had their say.

Members representing electorates including Page, Eden Monaro, Capricornia, Bass, Braddon, Lyons, Gippsland and Flynn should insist on being given an opportunity to speak and to talk about the adverse impact of this broken promise on their constituents.

The failure to do so can only leave their constituents to conclude the gag motion was designed to protect them from having to speak.

Country motorists will be hit with a double-whammy if this Bill passes – they’ll pay more excise and more GST than their city cousins.

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