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Fuel prices

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Matabele, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Have they just gone up in sydney? Out here they spiked 9c in the last day. Just in time for the start of the school holidays and long weekend.

    Surprise!!!!!

    ACCC :stupid:
     
  2. fLIP

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    Same here in brisbane. 104c one day 122c the next.
     
  3. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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  4. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    That's because the farmers now have an extra 150k to spend on heading back to the city.
     
  5. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    150k is bugger all incentive to walk off a farm capitalised by $10m!
     
  6. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    $10M? That must be more of Howard's 'battlers' needing assistance. Pork barreling the electorate I tell ya.
     
  7. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    $10m capitalisation (aka liability) mate.
     
  8. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    You need more than a briefcase to operate a cotton farm you know.
     
  9. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Fuel pricing down here has cycled as per normal.
     
  10. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    funny that. It's not a long weekend or start of school holidays for you, is it?
     
  11. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Cotton and rice - don't you love them. Huge users of water we don't have and producers cop subsidies coming from every direction. Soon we will be paying them an amount per acre just for being out there, times how many relatives they have and how marginal the seat is.
     
  12. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Maybe using cotton wasn't a good example - I don't have a lot of time for one of the more prominent cotton families up bourke way - though they no doubt will walk away with a big water payment courtesy of their mates in the National Party.

    I can assure you it will be a damned sight bigger than $150k though.
     
  13. Canteen Worker

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    Went from 117c to 134c last Wednesday just in time for the long weekend.
     
  14. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Maybe that's what he means by a normal cycle. ;)
     
  15. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    It is school Holidays but not a long weekend no.

    Just for the record, retail fuel prices over the past few weeks have been very close to below cost.
     
  16. Matabele

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  18. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    I have no reason to lie, i couldnt care what you think. I am glad prices are higher now, stops my ears getting chewed off from sites.
     
  19. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    No doubt "cost" is skewed towards the oil companies' understanding of "cost"
     
  20. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Its the government you need to be complaining about. Do you know how much of that $1.40 is made up from taxes and excise.
     

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