ACT Legislative Assembly

Inquiry into Fuel Pricing

At its meeting on Thursday, 14 February 2019, the Assembly passed the following resolution:


  • a select committee be established to inquire into, and report on, fuel prices in the ACT, including:
    • fuel price methodology and key determinants;
    • characteristics of the ACT fuel market, including historical changes;
    • the impact of fuel prices on the ACT community;
    • reasons for significant pricing discrepancies within the ACT and when compared to other Australian communities and capital cities;
    • consideration of best practice approaches and initiatives in other jurisdictions which have a meaningful impact on reducing fuel prices; and
    • regulatory and legislative solutions and barriers, particularly around competition and retail margin;
  • the select committee shall consist of the following:
    • one Member to be nominated by the Government;
    • two Members to be nominated by the Opposition; and
    • the Chair shall be the Government Member;
  • the select committee is to report by the last sitting day in June 2019;
  • the foregoing provisions of this resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the standing orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders; and

  • nominations for membership of the committee be notified in writing to the Speaker within two hours following conclusion of the debate on the matter.".
01. J. Tankard PDF (375.6 KB)
02. P. Neilsen PDF (253.9 KB)
03. G. Ross PDF (393.8 KB)
04. L. Brown PDF (385.2 KB)
05. J. Mitchell PDF (384.5 KB)
06. P. Gately PDF (389.7 KB)
07. J. McDonald PDF (407.9 KB)
08. A. Stewart PDF (388.0 KB)
10. R. Goyne PDF (555.3 KB)
11. Not published to date PDF (303.1 KB)
12. Australian Competition & Consumer Commission PDF (3.0 MB)
13. 7-Eleven PDF (1.2 MB)
14. Informed Sources PDF (3.0 MB)
15. R. Tuffin PDF (388.3 KB)
16. Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety PDF (8.4 MB)
17. Australasian Convenience and Petroleum Marketers Association PDF (2.4 MB)
18. ACTCOSS PDF (5.2 MB)

View committee hearings transcripts

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Public hearings:

14 March 2019

18 March 2019

28 March 2019

Media release - Committee holding first hearing on fuel pricing in the ACT (13 March 2019) PDF (135.5 KB)
Media release - fuel pricing survey (28 February 2019) PDF (112.1 KB)
Media release - New committee seeks views on fuel prices (19 February 2019) PDF (295.6 KB)


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