MEMBER for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is urging families and businesses to make their voices heard in a parliamentary inquiry into regional fuel prices.
Nationals and Liberal MPs fought hard to establish the inquiry, which will work to provide regional Victorians with answers on how petrol prices are determined in country areas.
Mr Walsh said Murray Plains motorists felt they had been left in the dark.
‘‘Many people have raised concerns with me about high fuel prices and the perceived difference between country and city areas,’’ he said.
‘‘For many regional Victorians, public transport just isn’t an option and private transport is their only reliable means of getting from A to B.
‘‘Unlike other investigations into petrol prices, the spotlight will be on regional Victorian communities and what can be done to relieve the pressure high fuel prices add to the cost of living.’’
Submissions can be made until September 22.
Hard copy submissions should be posted to The Executive Officer, Economic, Education, Jobs and Skills Committee, Parliament House, Spring Street, East Melbourne VIC 3002.