Launch of Fair Go For Fuel to put a stop to price gouging
Tasmanian Broadcasters last week launched a statewide radio campaign to actively put an end to fuel price gouging throughout Tasmania.
Tasmanians pay more at the pump than any other state, and on Thursday, May 7, Tasmanian Broadcasters initiated a means for voices to be heard on this issue, with stations across the state taking the opportunity to become the catalysts for change.
Since the day of the campaign’s launch at AGFEST, Fair Go For Fuel has received 2,500 pledges and that number continues to grow rapidly as Tasmanians join the conversation on how our overpriced fuel directly affects them.
Overall, it is hoped the initiative will result in Tasmanian fuel prices aligning more reasonably with the national average and key points of discussion will include:
- Targeting and exposing supermarket giants leading the way for fuel price disparities.
- Enforcing the expectation that petrol should not be more than 10 cents per litre higher than the national average.
- Spearheading the 3-month minimum radio campaign to ensure a platform for the public to ‘speak and act’ regarding fuel pricing.
Tasmania has the second highest rate of motor vehicle ownership in Australia, and when measured as a proportion of gross household income, we face the highest fuel and power costs in Australia.
With these undeniable statistics laid out on the table, the burning questions are simple.
Are we being ripped off? What is the justification, if any, for our above average fuel prices?
We just want a “Fair Go For Fuel.”
Join us in creating a solution for Tasmania’s unfair fuel prices by visiting www.fairgoforfuel.com.au
State Promotions Manager