AN END TO CONFUSION OVER PETROL STATION SIGNS
The Motor Trades Association of Queensland (MTA Queensland) has been actively campaigning for reforms to legislation governing fuel price boards for approximately ten years. As the peak body representing the automotive industry, MTA Queensland has strong support for the changes from its industry members after many years of consultation and advocacy.
Concurrent to many briefings to the Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply, Mark Bailey and the Queensland Government, MTA Queensland has completed numerous submissions and maintained strong advocacy for independent service station operators, to stop confusion at petrol bowsers and ensure prices on fuel display boards accurately display the full price of the fuel. MTA Queensland strongly supports the Government’s proposed reforms whereby strict new regulations will commence mid-year and allow service station operators six months to implement the changes. The proposed laws will ban the display of conditionally discounted prices on fuel price boards, such as those that require a discount voucher or an in-store purchase, to ensure motorists never pay more at the pump than the price advertised on the board. The draft laws have now been released for community and industry consultation.
Queensland motorists and the fuel industry are encouraged to have their say on the proposed fuel price board regulations.
Dr Brett Dale, CEO, MTA Queensland