Petrol rip-off must stop immediately

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Queenslanders are being ripped off at the bowser by petrol companies and it must end immediately, LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said today.

Ms Frecklington said Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims had reported the price of petrol must fall to below $1.20 a litre as world oil prices fall.

“Petrol giants gouging the public during this health emergency is corporate greed at its worst,” Ms Frecklington said.

“Many Queensland petrol stations are charging more than $1.30 per litre and ripping people off.

“If petrol companies had a shred of decency, they would drop their prices to the level they ought to be.

“Cost of living is a huge issue for Queenslanders right now with and every dollar counts when families are just trying to put food on their table.

“I call on the petrol companies to immediately slash their prices and stop the petrol rip-off.

“If the petrol companies don’t budge and their found to be gouging consumers, then the ACCC should come down on them like a tonne of bricks.”

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