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3 Mar 2014
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A community information session will be held at the Police-Citizens Youth Club, between 3:30pm and 6:00pm on Tuesday 4 March 2014.

Palm Island community members have identified petrol sniffing as an issue for some people in the community. This problem was recognised in the Palm Island Health Action Plan 2010-2015. To tackle this issue, the Palm Island community approached the Australian Government to help make low aromatic unleaded fuel available on Palm Island through the Petrol Sniffing Prevention Programme.

The Programme helps communities to replace regular unleaded fuel by subsidising the supply of low aromatic unleaded fuel. This initiative has been very successful in reducing petrol sniffing in remote communities around the country.

For the health of the community, it is important that the rollout of low aromatic unleaded fuel has the full cooperation and support of Palm Island community leaders, council, businesses and community members.

To find out more about low aromatic fuel and the Petrol Sniffing Prevention Programme, a community information session will be held at the Police-Citizens Youth Club on Palm Island between 3.30pm - 6:00pm on Tuesday 4 March 2014.

For further information, please phone the Townsville Indigenous Coordination Centre on (07) 4417 1015.

Here on Palm Island, petrol sniffing is a serious problem for some young people. It is impacting on the health and safety of our community.

The Palm Island community is working with the Australian Government’s Petrol Sniffing Prevention Programme to combat this issue by helping to make low aromatic unleaded fuel available instead of regular unleaded fuel.

Drop in for a sausage sizzle and talk to BP Australia’s technical expert at a free information session at the Police-Citizens Youth Club here on Palm Island at 3.30pm-6.00pm on Tuesday March 4th 2014.

For more information, please phone the Townsville Indigenous Coordination Centre on 07 4417 1015.

Find out more

A community information session will be held at the Police-Citizens Youth Club on Palm Island between 3.30pm - 6:00pm on Tuesday 4 March 2014.

For further information about the information session please phone the Townsville Indigenous Coordination Centre on (07) 4417 1015. To find out more about the  Petrol Sniffing Prevention Programme visit health.gov.au/stoppetrolsniffing