Fiscal instruments and the management of transition to sustainable mobility in Australia

challenges and prospects

Hope Ashiabor, Patricia Jane Blazey

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    Abstract

    Ever since the Brundtland Report was released, governments around the world have been grappling with ways in which resources (both renewable and non-renewable) can be exploited in a sustainable manner. this concern has been articulated in several documents and fora at the domestic and international level. A wide range of regulatory instruments have been used to address the challenges of sustainability. This paper examines the role that current fiscal policies in Australia have played in fostering the shift towards sustainable mobility. To set the stage for the analysis, the paper starts off with a cursory review of the notion of sustainable mobility. It then examines Australia's dependence on the motor vehicle and its environmental impact. Flowing on from the last point, the paper critically reviews the dimensions of the issues that are driving the need for change towards sustainability.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCritical issues in environmental taxation
    Subtitle of host publicationinternational and comparative perspectives
    Place of PublicationOxford
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Number of pages23
    ISBN (Print)1904501842
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event5th annual global conference on environmental taxation - Pavia, Italy
    Duration: 9 Sep 200411 Sep 2004

    Conference

    Conference5th annual global conference on environmental taxation
    CountryItaly
    CityPavia
    Period9/09/0411/09/04

    Keywords

    • sustainable transport

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    Ashiabor, H., & Blazey, P. J. (2006). Fiscal instruments and the management of transition to sustainable mobility in Australia: challenges and prospects. In Critical issues in environmental taxation: international and comparative perspectives Oxford: Oxford University Press.