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‘No restrictions’ on ACT Assembly inquiry into high petrol prices
6 days ago

‘No restrictions’ on ACT Assembly inquiry into high petrol prices

The ACT government has placed no restrictions on the select committee that will look into Canberra’s petrol prices, leaving it free to investigate a range of solutions including whether certain …
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Canberra’s burning issue: do we pay too much for petrol?
6 days ago

Canberra’s burning issue: do we pay too much for petrol?

A debate is raging across this city, as though someone had poured fuel on it.

Motorists are fuming. Chief Minister Andrew Barr has warned of a “dramatic government intervention”. Greens …
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Barr threatens fuel price intervention ahead of inquiry
1 week ago

Barr threatens fuel price intervention ahead of inquiry

Chief Minister Andrew Barr has threatened an unprecedented intervention in the price of fuel in the ACT, as a new inquiry looks to haul in retailers to explain the huge …
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Canberra could see lower fuel prices with new Coles arrangement
2 weeks ago

Canberra could see lower fuel prices with new Coles arrangement

Canberrans could see lower average petrol prices within the next month, thanks to a new arrangement between Coles Express and its fuel supplier, Viva Energy.

Viva Energy, which has been …
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Petrol gouging inquiry is overdue
2 weeks ago

Petrol gouging inquiry is overdue

The Barr government’s decision to commission a Legislative Assembly inquiry into why Canberrans pay more for petrol than people across the country is welcome and overdue.

Its real value is …
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Coles the culprit in country’s highest petrol prices: ACCC chief
2 weeks ago

Coles the culprit in country’s highest petrol prices: ACCC chief

Canberra has a disproportionate number of outlets selling the most expensive petrol in Australia, driving prices up in the capital.

But Coles – the outlet responsible – is not breaking …
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‘Gouged at the pump’: ACT government inquiry to probe high fuel prices
2 weeks ago

‘Gouged at the pump’: ACT government inquiry to probe high fuel prices

The ACT government will commission a Legislative Assembly inquiry into why drivers are consistently charged more for fuel in Canberra.

Revealing moves to establish a select committee, Chief Minister Andrew Barr …
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The true merits of real-time fuel price laws
4 weeks ago

The true merits of real-time fuel price laws

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This week saw the leader of the Liberal opposition in the Australian Capital Territory call for the introduction of new fuel price reporting laws, boldly stating that such laws would …
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ACT Liberals to trial real-time fuel watch scheme if elected
1 month ago

ACT Liberals to trial real-time fuel watch scheme if elected

The ACT Liberals have pledged to trial real-time petrol pricing if they are elected into government, as calls for the territory to combat Canberra’s consistently high fuel prices grow.


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Petrol prices an outrage and Canberrans deserve better
1 month ago

Petrol prices an outrage and Canberrans deserve better

Canberra’s fuel prices are an outrage and the ACT government needs to put in place measures to stop this highway robbery.

Drivers in other states have real-time petrol price monitoring …
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