Victorian parliamentary inquiry into fuel prices launched

South-west motorists are being urged to have their say on fuel prices.

The parliamentary inquiry by the Economic, Education, Jobs and Skills Committee is examining factors affecting regional fuel prices and their impact on the community.

Committee chair Nazih Elasmar said it would investigate fuel-pricing discrepancies between Melbourne and regional areas as well as between regional centres. It will also consider interstate initiatives to reduce fuel prices and increase transparency.

“Fuel prices in regional areas can be higher than in capital cities, which increases business expenses and the cost of living,” Mr Elasmar said.

“The Committee is interested in hearing from individuals and businesses in regional Victoria about how fuel prices are affecting them.”

Submissions close on September 22. Details on how to make a submission and the inquiry’s terms of reference are available from the committee’s website.