Labor still asleep at the wheel over petrol prices

Two months after Labor was forced into adopting a trial of a watered down version of the LNP’s real-time fuel price monitoring policy, Queensland motorists are yet to see any action.

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said Queenslanders had once again seen Labor drop the ball on real-time fuel pricing.

“I announced real-time fuel price monitoring as an LNP Policy in January and it took until May for Labor to adopt a watered down version of our plan and now two months after they announced a trial, we are yet to see any progress,” Ms Frecklington said.

“With the start of school holidays, Queensland motorists are again feeling the pinch from high fuel prices.

“Queensland fuel prices hit a four year high earlier this year and Labor are still on the side of the multi-billion dollar fuel companies, not Queensland motorists.

“They need to be putting pressure on these fuel companies, not finding excuses for keeping fuel prices high.

“I understand the financial pressures Queenslanders are facing and that is why I have backed real-time fuel price monitoring since I became Leader and it was the first policy my Shadow Cabinet adopted.

“If I were Premier, this decision would have been taken months ago.

“Labor only announced a trial because of the pressure the LNP and motoring groups have applied to this Government.

“I promise drivers who have been failed by Labor that I will keep the pressure on the Palaszczuk Government to ensure they finally deliver lower fuel prices.”

Ms Frecklington said real-time monitoring had saved money for motorists in other states.

“Based on the experience of motorists in NSW, drivers can save up to $6 a tank of fuel,” Ms Frecklington said.

“It has been almost 23 weeks since I committed to real-time price monitoring and we still see no action from Labor.

“Queensland motorists could have $138 back in their pockets, but this hasn’t happened because of Labor.

“At the same time Labor are increasing car rego by 3.5% and imposing a grey nomad tax.

“When will Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor stop treating Queensland motorists like cash cows.”

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