The Australian Greens have welcomed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) concerns about the Big Two supermarkets’ moves to cut out competition in the fuel market.
“The real cost of the supermarkets big reward schemes will hit independent retailers, creating a fuel duopoly which will hurt South Australian consumers in the long-run,” Australian Greens Consumer Affairs spokesperson Sarah Hanson-Young said.
"It is encouraging to know that the ACCC is in the thick of an investigation into this petrol shopper docket war, which has helped create a smokescreen over these companies refusing to pass on their savings to South Australia’s regional customers.
“Motorists in the country should not be left out of fuel price cycles when fuel is such a necessity in remote South Australia.
“As Adelaide’s fuel price continues to fluctuate with cycles, we continue to see a steady climb in regional fuel prices with little relief offered by the Big Two suppliers.
“While we all look to reduce the cost of living in our daily lives, enticing consumers to support shopper docket discounts while dictating fuel prices in regional South Australia is unfair to consumers and business alike.
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