The Australian Greens said today that there is overwhelming support for their Low Aromatic Fuel Bill which enables the Federal Government to mandate the supply of non sniffable fuel in declared areas.
Greens Senator Rachel Siewert, who introduced the Bill to the Senate earlier this year, has been listening to the evidence at the Senate Inquiry into the Bill in Alice Springs and said today, "The evidence we have heard to date endorses the Bill and has provided substantial for the need for the Bill.
"Witnesses and submissions say the progress on stamping out petrol sniffing has been very good but the gains are fragile as ongoing access to sniffable fuel can seriously undermine progress.
"Witnesses say they want to finish the job and that giving the Minister the power to mandate the supply of non-sniffable fuel will help achieve that"
"The inquiry heard yesterday that there are on-going outbreaks of petrol sniffing because of access to sniffable fuel and want the sources of such fuel stopped".
"I urge the Government to support our Bill and help end petrol sniffing," concluded Senator Siewert.