A convoy of tipper trucks converged on Parliament House in Victoria bringing parts of the city and adjoining freeways to a standstill as the group protested against the government’s lack of interest in implementing a fuel levy to ease the pressures being put on tipper business operators and their families by the high price of diesel.
An excerpt from their call-out to protest reads:
“We can no longer be expected to shoulder the extremely high price of diesel all on our own. It’s already unprofitable to run a tipper and we know the price of diesel will rise by 22 cents per litre on the first of September. Plant hire companies and clients must start paying a fuel levy to help us cover these costs.”