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Fuel prices, protests & public policy
3 months ago

Fuel prices, protests & public policy

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Friday the 26th of October and Saturday the 27th of October 2018 marked the conduct of a two-day national boycott of service stations across Australia, as widely promoted on social …
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Caltex leans on Woolworths to drive retail growth
3 months ago

Caltex leans on Woolworths to drive retail growth

Reduced fuel volumes and lower margins due to “targeted competitor actions” in Q3 wiped $20 million off of Caltex’s forecasted EBIT range for this year.

The revised range for the …
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Scott Morrison peddles false hope on petrol when technology could change everything
3 months ago

Scott Morrison peddles false hope on petrol when technology could change everything

When the Howard government was implementing the GST, it promised the tax would not cause a net increase in the price of petrol.

To achieve this, it developed a formula …
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Petrol prices are rising fast, but a knee-jerk reaction would be a terrible policy
3 months ago

Petrol prices are rising fast, but a knee-jerk reaction would be a terrible policy

The latest inflation figures released on Wednesday by the bureau of statistics revealed that petrol prices have risen faster in the past year than they have for a decade and …
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United petrol station, which forced Hume Freeway traffic to be cut from 110km/h to 80km/h around the clock, to open in days
3 months ago

United petrol station, which forced Hume Freeway traffic to be cut from 110km/h to 80km/h around the clock, to open in days

A FUEL station, that led to the Hume Freeway speed limit being 80km/h 24/7 at a west Wodonga junction, will open next week.

The United Petroleum outlet, which has the Border’s …
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Time to prepare for fuel price reporting in QLD
3 months ago

Time to prepare for fuel price reporting in QLD

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Regular readers of this newsletter will be aware that, earlier this year, the Queensland Government announced its’ intention to introduce a two-year trial of compulsory fuel price reporting laws from …
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Fuel price reporting trial
3 months ago

Fuel price reporting trial

Communication from Queensland Government:

Fuel price reporting trial – 18 October 2018 email to fuel retailers

“The Queensland Government is commencing a mandatory two-year fuel price reporting trial …
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Pumped up: $8 million service station/takeaway planned
3 months ago

Pumped up: $8 million service station/takeaway planned

An $8 million development to build a service station and major take away food complex has been proposed for north Orange.

The Central Coast-based RCI Group has submitted a development …
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Another service station proposed for Manoora as Cairns fuel prices surge
3 months ago

Another service station proposed for Manoora as Cairns fuel prices surge

A SECOND-HAND clothing shop, three houses and a duplex are flagged for demolition to make way for a proposed service station in Manoora.

Cairns-based development firm Stateland has lodged applications …
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Are Australia’s Motoring Associations truly objective on fuel prices?
3 months ago

Are Australia’s Motoring Associations truly objective on fuel prices?

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This week, the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ) announced that its’ exclusive deal with PUMA (or at least exclusive until just recently) had delivered an estimated $5.19M in savings …
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