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Agency ID11020
TitleQueensland Fuel Subsidy Commission of Inquiry
Agency TypeCommission of Inquiry
Start Date 23/8/2007
End Date Circa 30/11/2007
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

The Fuel Subsidy Commission of Inquiry was established to investigate aspects of the State Government’s fuel subsidy.;;

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
18566Administration Files 1/8/2007 30/11/2007
18568Commissioner's Diary and Notes 22/8/2007 30/11/2007
18562Correspondence 27/8/2007 30/11/2007
18567Statements, Reports and related Correspondence 11/9/2007 30/11/2007
18563Submissions 11/9/2007 30/11/2007
18564Transcripts of proceedings 13/9/2007 1/11/2007
18561Exhibits 13/9/2007 30/11/2007
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Information Sources

Commissions of Inquiry Order (No. 1) 2007, Terms of Reference, viewed 30 November 2007:
Report of the Queensland Fuel Subsidy Commission of Inquiry, viewed 30 November 2007:
Queensland Fuel Subsidy Commission of Inquiry, viewed 30 November 2007:
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Legislation

Establishing Commissions of Inquiry Act 1950
Abolishing N/A
Administered N/A
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
The Queensland Fuel Subsidy Commission of Inquiry was established by order in council on 23 August 2007 under the "Commissions of Inquiry Act 1950". Mr Cecil William Pincus QC was appointed as commissioner.

Under the Terms of Reference, the Inquiry was established to:
(a) Consider the findings ofthe Queensland Treasury Fuel Subsidy Taskforce of August 2007 and other relevant material and evidence and assess:

(i) the extent, if any, to which the market power of wholesalers or retailers is impeding the effective delivery of the 8.354 cents per litre subsidy;
(ii) the extent, if any, to which wholesalers impede effective delivery of the 8.354 cents per litre subsidy by discouraging retail competition in the fuel market in Queensland;
(iii) the extent, if any, to which the structure of the wholesale or retail fuel industry in Queensland is affecting the delivery ofthe 8.354 cents per litre subsidy; and
(iv) whether any factors impeding delivery of the 8.354 cents per litre subsidy operate with greater effect in areas outside South East Queensland.

(b) Having considered and assessed the matters referred to in paragraph (a), report on:
(i) whether there are more effective methods than those presently employed for delivery of the subsidy in Queensland as a whole or its delivery in regional Queensland; and
(ii) whether statutory regulation of fuel prices in Queensland is necessary or desirable.

(c) Make any recommendations in relation to the fuel industry in Queensland, the Fuel Subsidy Act 1997 and any other statutes and regulations relating to the fuel industry in Queensland which are likely to improve delivery of the subsidy.

CONDUCT OF THE INQUIRY:
The Commission conducted public hearings in Brisbane, Cairns, Mt Isa and Longreach and accepted written submissions from members of the public and other interested parties.

ABOLITION:
On 21 November 2007 the Queensland Fuel Subsidy Commission of Inquiry delivered its report to the Queensland Government. This concluded the work of the Commission, which then disbanded.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID11020, Queensland Fuel Subsidy Commission of Inquiry
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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