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Qld launches inquiry into petrol prices, says $700,000 petrol scam

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Qld launches inquiry into petrol prices, says $700,000 petrol scam

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Sorry, this video has expired Video: Opposition says gas price spike was’malicious’ (ABC News)

State Opposition Leader Barry O’Farrell has called for an investigation into the recent surge in petrol prices.

Mr O’Farrell said on Thursday that the government needed to understand “what happened when prices went above $700 a litre”.

“The answer has got to be why,” he told ABC News.

“I mean we know that the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) is underpaid. W인터넷 바카라e know that, at the same time, the number of jobs that were laid off, the level 온카지노of income for many of the communities, who are impacted most, has increased dramatically.”

Mr O’Farrell also questioned the government’s handling of the gas price review which is currently underway and which has cost around $700,000 over just the last month.

“Why was this review, this inquiry launched when the number of refineries has been falling and when the price of gas is already sky high?” he asked.

“This is a scam to steal the money that the State Government spends on the state budget for the pe화천안마ople that you said you would take away? How can you do that to the people of Victoria?

“If it had not been for these three investigations, there would be less money at the pump.”

In a statement, the Government has said it is committed to transparency in the price of gas.

“This was another example of a government that was not transparent with the Australian people in a fair way over the last few months,” a spokesperson said.

Topics: economic-trends, gas-economy, economic-trends, australia

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