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Tuesday, 28 August 2001
Page: 30461


Mr Martin Ferguson asked the Minister representing the Minister for Industry, Science and Resources, upon notice, on 6 August 2001:

In developing the Fuel Taxation Inquiry, which business, transport and motoring organisations did the Minister consult with after the announcement of the inquiry in March 2001, and which business and industry organisations did the Minister write to seeking comments on the terms of reference.


Mr Reith (Minister for Defence) —The Minister for Industry, Science and Resources has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

I wrote to the following business, transport and motoring organisations seeking comments on the terms of reference:

· Caltex Australia Petroleum Ltd

· Shell Australia Limited

· BP Australia Limited

· Mobil Oil Australia Pty Ltd

· Esso Australia Ltd

· Woodside Energy Ltd

· Australian Institute of Petroleum

· Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association Limited

· Motor Trades Association of Australia

· Business Council of Australia

· Qantas Airways Limited

· Ansett Australia

· Australian Trucking Association

· Australasian Railway Association Inc

· Australian Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association

· Australian Industry Greenhouse Network

· Taxation Institute of Australia

· Australian Automobile Association

· National Farmers' Federation

· Service Station Association

· Minerals Council of Australia

The terms of reference were also made available to other organisations and individuals who contacted my Office and requested them.

I received written correspondence regarding the terms of reference from the following business, transport and motoring organisations after the announcement of the Fuel Taxation Inquiry in March 2001:

· Caltex Australia Petroleum Ltd

· Shell Australia Limited

· BP Australia Limited

· Mobil Oil Australia Pty Ltd

· Esso Australia Ltd

· Woodside Energy Ltd

· Australian Institute of Petroleum

· Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association Limited

· Motor Trades Association of Australia

· Business Council of Australia

· Qantas Airways Limited

· Ansett Australia

· Australian Trucking Association

· Australasian Railway Association Inc

· Australian Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association

· Australian Industry Greenhouse Network

· Taxation Institute of Australia

· Australian Automobile Association

· National Farmers' Federation

· Service Station Association

· Minerals Council of Australia

· Aboriginal Co-ordinating Council

· Australian Natural Gas Vehicle Council

· The Australian Gas Association

· Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries

· Australian Livestock Transporters Association

· Office of the Lord Mayor, Brisbane

· The NSW Fishing Fleet

· Refrigerated Warehouse & Transport Association of Australia Ltd

· Biodiesel Association of Australia

· Pricewaterhouse Coopers.