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Canberra fuel prices: The personal cost of paying more
7 days ago

Canberra fuel prices: The personal cost of paying more

The impact of high fuel prices has been laid bare in responses to an ACT parliamentary committee survey, with residents revealing they have lost their jobs and been left unable to afford …
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How Canberra’s Costco can afford to undercut the competition
2 weeks ago

How Canberra’s Costco can afford to undercut the competition

It’s the petrol station with prices so low its nearest competitor drops theirs every morning when it opens.

But the head of Costco’s Australian operations says their ability to offer …
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Location, location, location: Canberra’s site part of petrol problem
2 weeks ago

Location, location, location: Canberra’s site part of petrol problem

Canberra’s inland setting means its residents are missing out on more than the benefits of living by the beach, according to fuel suppliers and retailers who have laid some of …
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Planning rules could be contributing to high petrol prices
3 weeks ago

Planning rules could be contributing to high petrol prices

The government should explore whether the ACT’s planning laws are favouring major petrol outlets and contributing to higher prices in the ACT, a Legislative Assembly inquiry has heard.

A Legislative Assembly committee …
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Petrol prices higher because Canberrans won’t shop around: servo group
1 month ago

Petrol prices higher because Canberrans won’t shop around: servo group

Canberra’s petrol prices are higher in part because the city’s “affluent” population is not as sensitive to price signals as other jurisdictions, an ACT parliamentary inquiry has heard.

Australasian Convenience …
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‘No restrictions’ on ACT Assembly inquiry into high petrol prices
2 months 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?
2 months 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
2 months 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 months 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 months 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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