QLD misleading petrol price ban

New laws that ban petrol stations from displaying discounted fuel prices have come into effect in QLD.

Petrol stations across the state must now post the non-discounted prices on their price boards.

The laws came into effect on Wednesday January 31.

The QLD Liberal National Party opposition called on the government to do more to drive down fuel prices.

Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the ban was a result of a recommendation from the from the governments fuel price summit in 2016.

“Retailers will still be able to offer and promote discounted fuel schemes,” Dr Lynham said.

“They simply can’t display a discounted price on their price boards that is only available to some motorists under certain conditions.”

The move was welcomed by opposition leader Deb Frecklington but said real-time monitoring also needed to be introduced.

“We know that competition breeds lower prices, so that is exactly what the LNP is suggesting,” Ms Frecklington said.

“We’ve had other states do it; we’ve seen prices have been driven down because of the outcome from the apps, so let’s get on board.”

Despite calls for a compulsory monitoring scheme, the government has instead pointed to existing schemes including websites and mobile apps like MotorMouth.


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