State plans fuel sign changes
THE end of misleading prices displayed at petrol stations across the Far North is in sight.
The Palaszczuk Government has plans to ban displaying discounted prices that are only available with discount vouchers or in-store purchases on fuel price boards.
The reforms would mean fuel retailers could still promote their discounts but would also have to show the full prices to motorists.
Edge Hill motorist Naomi Styles said she had been deceived by discounted fuel signs in the past. “It’s misleading because you think you’re getting a great deal but then you find out that’s a discounted price,” she said. “By then it’s too late because you’ve already pumped the petrol so you have to pay the price.”
RACQ spokesman Paul Turner said regulation of petrol price boards would give the power back to motorists.
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said the draft laws had been released for community and industry review. “We want to ensure the Government gets the right balance of protecting consumers and also avoiding high regulatory costs, which could unintentionally push petrol prices up,” she said.