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Tuesday, 17 March 1987
Page: 897

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The Petition of the undersigned citizens respectfully showeth:

1. That we are completely dissatisfied with the price of petrol in this country;

2. That under a Labor Government petrol prices have continued to rise excessively, with recent Government decisions adding over 8c per litre to the price of petrol in some country areas;

3. The proposed consumption tax could lead to a further rise of 6c per litre; and

4. The high cost of petrol discriminates against country residents who rely on their cars for essential communication and transport.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that the Australian Government honour the commitment given by the Prime Minister during the 1983 election campaign to reduce petrol prices by 3c per litre.

Further we strongly urge the Government to adopt a petrol pricing policy which does not cause unnecessary rises in the cost of petrol.

And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

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