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The Lonie Report.

Retired General Motors executive W. M. Lonie headed a report which recommended sweeping cuts to public transport. The report was commissioned by the Liberal Victorian State Government of Sir Rupert Hamer. Meanwhile, the thirteen member OPEC cartel had met in Vienna in September 1980 and under pressure the Saudis pushed up the cost of crude oil resulting in a steep rise in the price of oil.