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Monday, 27 September 1993
Page: 1156

To the honourable the President and Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled:

The petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia opposes the increase in excise of 7 cents per litre on leaded petrol and 5 cents per litre on unleaded petrol resulting from the Budget. This rise in petrol tax:

  1.discriminates against low income families and those living in rural areas

  2.increases business costs and will cause further unemployment

  3.adds further to the price of an already heavily taxed product

  4.breaks Mr Keating's election promise not to put up tax.

And your petitioners therefore pray that the Senate oppose these increases in petrol excise.