House debates

Thursday, 10 August 2006

Fuel Prices

9:01 am

Photo of Joel FitzgibbonJoel Fitzgibbon (Hunter, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Revenue) Share this | Hansard source

I move:

That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the Treasurer from coming into this place and providing a full and proper explanation as to why he refuses to provide the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission under s95ZE(1) with a direction that would enable the ACCC to:

formally monitor petrol monitor terminal gate, wholesale and retail petrol prices;
obtain all information from refiners, wholesalers and major retailers in the transport fuels sector relevant to fuel prices, including costs, profits and margins; and
conduct all other inquiries relevant to the spiralling fuel prices.

We all know oil prices are high. That is all the more reason this government’s—


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