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Monday, 6 December 1976

Mr GOODLUCK (Franklin) -I give notice that on the next day of sitting I shall move:

That this House deeply regrets the great inconvenience and hardship caused to the people of New South Wales as a result of the recent N.S.W. oil industry dispute and resultant bans which have denied the people of that State a vital commodity namely, petrol, and further, expresses its concern at the immense public anxiety people have been subjected to, having to line up in queues for petrol, as well as the effects on hospitals and other essential services and the significant loss of revenue suffered by petrol station proprietors and others employed within the industry together with the overall dampening effect on the economy and morale of the nation, and therefore this House, without desiring to recriminate or to allot blame to any individuals or organisations, considers that the time has now arrived for an urgent and rational restructuring of the Australian oil industry in the interest of the consumers, oil companies, service station proprietors, those employed within the industry and, indeed, in the interests of the total Australian community.

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