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Journeys : April May 2010
Hobart's Choir of High Hopes is dedicated to helping disadvantaged Tasmanians rediscover themselves and reconnect with their community through song. The choir members share a range of experiences including homelessness, unemployment, dr ug and alcohol issues, mental and physical disabilities, injustice and social and economic isolation. A common interest in our community has led to a partnership being developed between the R ACT and the choir. Motor News Journeys readers will remember that the choir's Christmas Carols CD 'A Rough Diamond Christmas' was offered Musical directors Helen Todd and Jenny Chapman (centre) with choir members at rehearsal Tasmania's petrol prices have stabilised as the volatility in the market price for refined fuel has flattened out in the first part of 2010. With the Singapore price for cr ude oil sitting in the US$75-85 per bar rel price range, and the Australian dollar fir m, conditions have supported the reduced retail volatility. At a national level, retail unleaded fuel has averaged around $1.22-$1.23 per litre. Once again, however, we have seen the gap between the national average and Tasmanian prices start to widen, with the premium being paid by Tasmanian motorists ranging from between seven and twelve cents per litre. When the R ACT met with ACCC Commissioner Joe Dimasi in Hobart last year, he confirmed our view that the costs of bringing fuel to the major centres in Tasmania could be converted to an additional three to four cents per litre on retail prices when comparing, say Adelaide and Melbour ne prices to those of Hobart or Launceston. With prices generally flat across the state, the additional value of driveway ser vice -- still being offered by a number of operators -- becomes clear. The R ACT urges motorists to consider this additional value when choosing fuel purchases. The R ACT's online petrol price monitoring at w ww.ract.com.au displays petrol prices five days a week from over one hundred sites across Tasmania. It also has links to other useful sites, such as the Australian Institute of Petroleum w w w.aip.com.au The AIP site has graphs showing plots of international Singapore crude oil and refined petrol barrel price movements in its International Market Watch section. A fairer petrol price -- now! for sale in each R ACT branch in the lead- up to Christmas last year. With the assistance of our members and some friendly persuasion from our R ACT customer ser vice con sultants, a total of $440 was raised. We presented a cheque to musical directors Helen Todd and Jenny Chapman at choir rehearsals last month. Rehearsals are every Tuesday from 1:30 to 3pm at GA Wood Hall, behind Scots Memorial Uniting Church, 29 Bathurst Street, Hobart. Why don't you help support their voices -- with yours! ww w.choirof highhopes.com RACT members support choir's Christmas fundraiser Now that MyState Footy Tipping has heard the final siren, it's time to join the R ACT competition -- live online right now! It's never too late to join -- and as we did last year, we're continuing our support for the TSL, so you can sharpen your tipping skills for both the TSL and AFL. Missing your footy tipping? Join ours! There's a great range of prizes to win: Registration prize $500 Weekly prize AFL $250 Weekly prize TSL $250 AFL final winner $2000 TSL final winner $2000 To register, visit ww w.ract.com.au In our community April / May 10 8
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