ACCC calls for nationalised approach to fuel pricing

One of the biggest expenses that drivers face is fuel costs and these are currently sky-high across Australia.

Prices at the pump can vary greatly based on which part of the country a person is in and which particular outlet they are using.

Discounts can be found at supermarkets, but these sometimes depend on an individual having a store loyalty card.

However, this fact is not always made clear when companies advertise their prices and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is keen to see greater transparency.

Chairman of the organisation Rod Sims said that boards advertising discounted fuel can be misleading and this needs to change.

"We recommended that consideration be given to a national approach to fuel price boards under the Australian Consumer Law," he remarked.

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