Tag Archives: Mark McKenzie

New draft guidelines for forecourt run-off in NSW

The NSW Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has released new draft guidelines for managing run-off from service-station forecourts. The guidelines are the fruit of extensive discussions between the NSW EPA and the fuel retail industry. They’re a response to the fact that local councils in NSW interpret environmental legislation very differently. …

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APFI Forum 2018 preview – scrutiny of franchising and dealer arrangements

The operation of franchises in Australia has been a topic of considerable debate for more than three years. Unfortunately, much of this debate was initiated in response to revelations of wage underpayment practices within the fuel retail industry. Since that time, there have been revelations of wage underpayments in the …

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ACCC fuel-industry monitoring extended to wholesale prices

The ACCC’s monitoring role will be expanded to include an examination of wholesale petrol prices in Australia, following a federal Treasury directive to the organisation issued on December 20. The scope of the ACCC’s petroleum-industry monitoring and reporting is defined by such directives periodically issued by the federal government. The …

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NSW motorists send big message to NSW government on E10 mandate

The poor administration of the expanded biofuel mandate has increased regulatory uncertainty for fuel businesses in NSW and introduced distortions in market competition, according to ACAPMA. The new laws came into effect on January 1, 2017, and, according to ACAPMA CEO Mark McKenzie, “since that time, the administration of these …

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