Review into the Operation of the Low Aromatic Fuel Act 2013

Petrol Public health Legislation Petrol sniffing Australia


Section 18 of the Low Aromatic Fuel Act 2013 requires the Act to be reviewed every five years. The review found that no amendments to the Act were required for it to continue to be effective, noting that stakeholder submissions demonstrated it is effectively meeting its primary objective.

The review also found that the four existing designations under the Act should remain in place, ongoing monitoring of petrol sniffing and the impact of low aromatic fuel on petrol sniffing rates should continue, and the Minister should continue to pursue the rollout of low aromatic fuel through a voluntary approach, using the powers under the Act only as a last resort following consultation.

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