Canberra Liberals MLA, Peter Cain is calling on the ACT Labor-Greens government to bring the FuelCheck app to the ACT.
Mr Cain, who will put forward a motion today said the app would allow consumers in Canberra to digitally access the most affordable fuel prices, and to compare fuel prices across the Territory.
“Canberra has some of the highest prices for fuel amongst the capital cities in Australia,” Mr Cain said.
“This Labor-Greens Government has not listened to community concerns to help relieve the rising costs of living here.
“They have also ignored advice from the ACT Assembly Select Committee on Fuel Pricing in 2019 to initiate a real-time, mandatory price-monitoring scheme similar to the FuelCheck app in NSW, which would improve industry transparency and competition within the ACT fuel supply market.
“Bringing an app like NSW’s FuelCheck to the ACT is a worthy initiative. It has already proven incredibly effective in NSW and has received strong support from the community and industry experts, most recently by the NRMA a few weeks ago.
“It’s a step in the right direction for independent operators and other businesses who have been costed out of this industry in the ACT. The Canberra Liberals want to help make the ACT fuel market more open.
“There is a lot more work to be done in regulatory reform of the fuel market in the ACT. This type of innovation can open doors for the ACT as it considers competition in the fuel and EV market in the future.”
“This Labor-Greens Government has lost the motivation to innovate and Canberrans are paying the costs every time they fill up their car.
“The Canberra Liberals are serious about solutions to ease cost of living pressures and improve the lives of Canberrans. The FuelCheck app is a simple step in the right direction,” Mr Cain concluded.