Fuel inquiry push continues

THE push for a parliamentary inquiry into regional Victorian fuel prices is expected to be debated in State Parliament’s upper house when it sits again next week.

The Opposition wants the Law Reform, Road and Community Safety Committee to conduct the inquiry and submitted proposed terms of reference to Parliament last week, however the matter was not debated before the sitting ceased on Wednesday evening.

Member for Morwell Russell Northe drafted the terms of reference which include the examination of pricing methodology for unleaded, diesel and LPG fuels in regional Victoria and why there are pricing discrepancies in some regional areas when compared with other regional communities and metropolitan areas.

“One of the most consistent issues that comes through my office is fuel pricing and why Latrobe Valley motorists are paying more than many other regional communities,” Mr Northe told The Express last week.