Letter to the Editor: Lib-Nats' regional fuel inquiry accepted to Parliament

Monday 19 September 2016


Dear Editor,

Liberal and Nationals MPs successfully instigated an inquiry into the price of regional fuels last week in State Parliament.

Country people dig deep every time they fuel up at the bowser, more so than their metropolitan counterparts and even other nearby towns.

Anecdotally, transport costs, price cycles and demand are the driving force of petrol pricing.

But, for the most part, the methodology is as mystifying as Daniel Andrews’ ongoing war against CFA volunteers.

This new inquiry will seek to lift the lid on fuel prices.

It will compare the price of unleaded, diesel and LPG fuels in regional communities with metropolitan areas and other regional communities. It will also look at the impacts on country families, businesses and industry.

Unlike other fuel price investigations, the spotlight will be on regional Victorian communities and what can be done to relieve the pressure high fuel prices add to the cost-of-living.

To ensure success, we need your input.

Public submissions will be sought in the near future – this is a chance for every country Victorian to have their say.

Regional Liberal-Nationals MPs have listened to the concerns of their communities and it is time we shed light on the secrets behind fuel pricing.

Peter Walsh
Leader of The Nationals
Member for Murray Plains

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