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Wednesday, 19 September 1973
Page: 1263

Mr DOYLE (LILLEY, QUEENSLAND) - You may think it is nonsense but it happens to be a fact of life that primary producers purchase their fuel in bulk. I do not know what they do in the honourable member's State. I am speaking only for the State . to which I belong. Primary producers in Queensland purchase their fuel in bulk. They purchase it at a cheaper rate than do many of the city dwellers.

Mr O'Keefe - City dwellers are getting it at seaboard prices and the country people are paying 5c or 6c freight differential on it. That is rot.

Mr DOYLE - All right. Under the terms of the scheme which operated under the previous

Government a system was allowed to develop whereby certain people in country areas are treated differently from other people living in those areas. As honourable members know, everybody cannot purchase his fuel in bulk. I do not want to go on, seeing that the Bill is not to be opposed by the Opposition. I commend the Bill to the House.

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