Thursday, 10 August 2006
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—