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Thursday, 24 February 2011
Page: 1504


Mr TEHAN (12:51 PM) —I rise today to present two petitions with a total of 6,409 signatures from chief petitioner Bill Brown and the residents of Colac and district, who wish to draw to the attention of the House the price of petrol in Colac, which appears to be set by two major food retailers, with no effective competition between them.

The petitions read as follows—

To the Honourable The Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives

This petition of the residents of Colac and District draws to the attention of the House that the price of petrol in Colac appears to be set by two major food retailers and there is no effective competition between them.

We therefore ask the House to: take positive action to provide the residents of Colac and District with a fair pricing structure for fuel and call on the Government to investigate the practice of monopoly fuel outlets and their impact on rural communities.

from 5,417 citizens and 992 citizens

Petitions received.


The DEPUTY SPEAKER (Hon. Peter Slipper)—A division having been called in the House, proceedings are suspended. Because it is 10 to one, I am happy to finish for the day if there is consensus. I will therefore put the question that the Main Committee do now adjourn.

Question agreed to.