18 August 2001 - 03
Fuel Taxation Inquiry - Issues Paper Released
The Chairman of the Federal Government's Fuel Taxation Inquiry, Mr David Trebeck,
today released an Issues Paper designed to assist those wishing to make a submission.
The Issues Paper is available on the Inquiry website today and printed copies
can be obtained from the Inquiry secretariat on Monday.
The Inquiry is examining the total structure of fuel taxation in Australia.
The Issues Paper provides background information about fuel taxation in Australia
and the major fuel users most affected by these taxes.
"While the Issues Paper raises some specific questions, this should not
be interpreted as limiting the Inquiry's field of interest or the scope of submissions.
This is a broad inquiry, and we welcome all views and suggestions about fuel
taxation", Mr Trebeck said.
"Fuel costs affect all Australians and fuel taxes contribute to these
costs. The Inquiry will therefore be conducted as openly as possible with extensive
opportunities for public input through submissions and consultations",
Mr Trebeck said.
Submissions will be available on the website, as will background papers produced
during the course of the Inquiry (http://fueltaxinquiry.treasury.gov.au). Initial
background papers will include a review of the many past inquiries into fuel
and the structure of fuel taxation in other countries.
Submissions are requested by 30 September 2001 to:
Contact: Nigel Bailey: 0412 208 836 (ah)
18 August 2001
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