Call to keep fuel retailers to account
It's time to take action on fuel prices. With COVID-19 hurting the whole community and household budgets stretched to the limit, the last thing we need is to be paying more than our fair share for fuel.
Tasmanians are being hit hard at the fuel pump – since 1 March 2020 they have paid a whopping $17,760,039* more than we think they should.
*How did we arrive at that figure?
Federal Government figures show that in 2018/19, Tasmanians used 426 million litres of fuel - that's 11,670 a day.
So, for every 1 cent per litre extra we pay, that's a whopping $4.26 million a year.
After years of campaigning, we are pleased the Tasmanian Government will legislate for real-time fuel price reporting in the state. This is similar to FuelCheck in New South Wales.
Real-time fuel price reporting works. It's already the law in New South Wales and when Queensland trialled it, motorists saved $122.8 million in just 12 months.
We’ll be looking forward to similar positive results in Tasmania once it kicks off in July!