OFF ROAD DIESEL SUBSIDIES

Off Road Diesel Subsidies

OFF ROAD DIESEL SUBSIDIES

6 December 2000

Following the Notice of Motion tabled in Parliament recently by Member for Lismore, Thomas George, the Government has come clean on off-road diesel subsidies.

In a message to Mr George, Treasurer Michael Egan's office has advised that from January 1 2001 100% of the Commonwealth's Diesel Fuel Rebate Scheme should apply, after its initial phasing in stage.

"After this time the majority of off-road diesel users should receive comparable benefits to rebates previously collected from the State scheme.

"Therefore seeing a reduction in the seven cents per litre difference between on-road and off-road fuel and greatly assisting those farmers and contractors who are currently disadvantaged," Mr George concluded.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577