02 March 2008
Australian Groceries
Rob Fisher

Grocery prices in Australia are to climb.

Australia’s transport ministers decided at a meeting in Canberra yesterday to introduce a system of “full cost recovery” on heavy vehicles to help pay for road repair and construction costs.

Registration fees for 69 per cent of heavy vehicles will rise between 1 and 10 per cent.

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Australian Consumer Association spokesman Christopher Zinn said families should expect more grocery price increases as the transport industry’s prices rose.

Or to put it another way, groceries will now be subsidised a bit less than they were before.

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