No Silver Bullet for petrol says PM (News Story)

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13:37 22May08 AAP-No silver bullet for petrol says PM
ADELAIDE, May 22 AAP - There is no silver bullet to bring down the price ofpetrol, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says.
With fuel prices passing $1.60 a litre and the federal opposition calling on thegovernment to take action, Mr Rudd said measures had been put in place torestrain fuel prices, such as the adoption of a national monitoring scheme.
He said the federal budget also had provided a package of tax cuts and othermeasures to help families with day-to-day costs.
"If you put all those measures together, depending on the family, depending onthe number of kids, depending on where they fit in the overall scheme of things,we have done as much as we physically can to provide additional help to thefamily budget, recognising that the cost of everything is still going throughthe roof," the prime minister told reporters in Adelaide.
"The cost of food, the cost of petrol, the cost of rents, the cost ofchildcare.
"What we've tried to do is say here's a helping hand with what we can do foryour taxes and your childcare rebates, etcetera, while recognising that pricesare still going up."
Ahead of Mr Rudd's comments, the price of oil struck new highs - reaching $US134a barrel in Asian trade this morning - prompting a warning from one motoringorganisation that the worst is yet to come.
At the same time petrol has pushed through the $1.60 mark in some capitalcities, while diesel hit $1.80 a litre.
Opposition finance spokesman Peter Dutton has called on the government to act.
"The government has been full of rhetoric about reducing petrol prices," MrDutton said in a statement.
"Mr Rudd promised Australians cheaper fuel, and as we watch prices rocket past$1.60 per litre in some capital cities, it is time for him to act."
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Reply By: Member -Signman - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 13:53

Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 13:53
I think we should have a completely different Forum for people who wish to complain about fuel prices...Geeeeez- every day someone is grizzling about it.
Maybe we could include complaints about mobile phone reception also..
Landy- maaaate, how many letters have you sent off to your local federal MP and complained to him..??

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Follow Up By: The Landy - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 13:59

Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 13:59
I've simply posted the news story and haven't made any comment...no complaint from me either way.

I guess its a topical subject that is going to have a profund effect on 4wd tourism; hence the interest from many.
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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 14:26

Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 14:26
Hi Landy
If you've got no complaint either way-
why do you put up all the posts about fuel costs...??

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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 14:56

Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 14:56
Signman, Are you so rich that the hike in fuel prices does not worry you, or is your troopy in a museum and you are not allowed to drive it, sh't get with it mate. I for one is real keen on what Landy is putting up.

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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 15:20

Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 15:20
Hiya Bruce,
Nah mate- I'll bitch as much as the next person about the price of fuel..
But our mate Landy seems to have an obsession about it- with all the 'copy & pasting' of articles from unknown sources.



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Follow Up By: The Landy - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 15:57

Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 15:57
Signman, the posts are clearly identified as fuel/oil so the choice is yours whether you open and read or pass on by. But many in the forum seem to have an interest (obsession?) in the fuel topic as highlighted by the posts from many different forum contributors.

Next weeks interest may well by Waeco versus Engel or even Troopies versus Landys, who knows! But if it is topical.......


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Follow Up By: Member - John G- Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 16:45

Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 16:45
Sorry Signman

I read Landy's posts as looking beyond the price per se, to the longer term implications for all of us. So . . .another vote for his posts

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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 16:49

Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 16:49
Ah well John- you can also lose sleep over it..
I certainly won't.

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Follow Up By: Member - John G- Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 17:08

Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 17:08
maaaaaate - lose sleep??!!

Not until Hawthorn v Geelong on 25 July

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Reply By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 14:28

Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 14:28
On Ya Landy my man...

The whole purpose of the forum is to allow people to have a say whether it be their own thoughts or quotes.

One shoud not be criticised because they had their say.

I suppose it is a bit like asking how to change a fuel filter !!! A fair question with fair answers but it could also be said that Googling would have found the answer to that question so if you have an issue let it be brought out without criticism after all we don't know everything about everything or do we...???


Grrr!!!
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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 14:30

Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 14:30
Git back into ya kennel Crazy Dawg...

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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 14:44

Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 14:44
Landy
Is it pick on Landy day today...looks that way .well I'll have a little nibble too, Is there something wrong with your space bar , you need to blow the bread crumbs out , the coconut from bloody lamingtons, and wipe the beer dribbles up from your key board,

OK Signman .. what ya reackon, I had a grizzle and not once did I mention ......that stuff.

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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 14:52

Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 14:52
I think it's all to do with China Doug...
They manufacture crap gear..and they're using all the fuel..
And then there's all those rabbits in China- so many rabbit holes on the other side of The Wall, it caused an earthquake !!

(C'mon the Fords)

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 15:28

Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 15:28
You mean these rabbits

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Follow Up By: The Landy - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 13:16

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 13:16
Hi Doug....got broad shoulders so always happy for peope to have a go!....

Where abouts in FNQ? I grew up in Townsville with a mis-spent youth on Maggie Island......
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 15:49

Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 15:49
Yep with fuel the way it is I will have to install pedals on the left hand side.Image Could Not Be Found
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Reply By: Ray - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 18:44

Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 18:44
Honest John did nothing for eleven years and now Kevin Rudd has done nothing. What do you expect from politicians and nothing for the pensioners
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Reply By: awill4x4 - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 20:10

Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 20:10
With the world price of $130+/barrel. What on earth does anyone think the price is going to do?
The government has no control of world prices we are all in the same boat worldwide it's not just us. Checkout world prices and see just how lucky we are, the last time I looked we were about the 4th cheapest in the OECD.
Thank your lucky stars the Aus $ is trading at the mid to high 90's imaging what the price would be if we trading in the 60 cent bracket like we used to.
As for the Libs cunning little stunt about reducing the excise 5 cents/litre even their own party bean counters don't believe in it, especially Turnbull.
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