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ACT Shortage of Liquid Petroleum Gas



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of NEWS RELEASE BY HON}·â–  A.A. STREET, M,P. SHADOW MINISTER: FOR A.C.T.

The Government's refusal to take action to

overcome the current shortage of liquid petroleum gas

in the A T . T . is inexplicable „ The reason for the

shortage is the high cost of production and low domestic

price, for L.P.G. The remedy is to alter the petroleum

products.categories, to ensure the use of lower priced

Australian crude oil in the manufacture of L,P„G„

With the reason for the shortage and the remedy

both known, the only bar to solving the problem is the

Government's pig-headedness, . "

■ . The shortage of heating oil is in a rather , .

different category, being a direct result of the--growing

industrial chaos. This too can be traced back to the , ■ . · ' ·

Government and its incompetence to handle the inflation ' ■ ■ ..

crisis, .

In the meantime we have the disgraceful situation

of hundreds of families in the A „C ,T„ being forced to

suffer inconvenience and discomfort due to lack of heating

during an exceptionally cold winter, '

31 July 1974 CANBERRA