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Are Australia’s Motoring Associations truly objective on fuel prices?
4 weeks ago

Are Australia’s Motoring Associations truly objective on fuel prices?

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This week, the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ) announced that its’ exclusive deal with PUMA (or at least exclusive until just recently) had delivered an estimated $5.19M in savings …
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High petrol prices may push up the cost of fresh food for consumers
4 weeks ago

High petrol prices may push up the cost of fresh food for consumers

The Master Grocers Association is warning that a rise in petrol and diesel prices could also lead to a rise in the price of fresh foods.

Unleaded petrol prices have …
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Independent petrol station APCO is entering the Wagga market
4 weeks ago

Independent petrol station APCO is entering the Wagga market

THERE are hopes a new independent player in the local petrol scene will drive competition and put downward pressure on prices.

Independent petrol station company APCO has been given the tick of …
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Fuel tax to fall as more switch to EVs: Storer
4 weeks ago

Fuel tax to fall as more switch to EVs: Storer

Fuel excise has fallen from 1.5% of GDP since the early 2000s to a little over 1% and is likely to fall further as Australians switch to electric vehicles.

That’s …
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Coles and Viva Energy play high stakes game of bluff
1 month ago

Coles and Viva Energy play high stakes game of bluff

The high-stakes game of bluff between the Coles supermarket chain and Viva Energy over wholesale petrol prices looks very much like two kids fighting in a school yard.

Neither side wants to …
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ACCC calls for tougher penalties for dodgy franchisors, but advocates say it needs to “man up” on improving disclosure
1 month ago

ACCC calls for tougher penalties for dodgy franchisors, but advocates say it needs to “man up” on improving disclosure

ACCC deputy chair Mick Keogh has given voice to the competition watchdog’s calls for tougher penalties for dodgy franchisors ahead of the deadline for a Senate inquiry report into unscrupulous …
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Coles’ fuel business under the pump as volumes continue to fall
1 month ago

Coles’ fuel business under the pump as volumes continue to fall

New Coles managing director Steven Cain has flagged a potential exit from the $35 billion retail fuel market as sales continue to decline at 711 Coles Express convenience stores.

Mr …
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NMI Launches National Compliance Program; fuel retailers reminded to ensure bowser accuracy
1 month ago

NMI Launches National Compliance Program; fuel retailers reminded to ensure bowser accuracy

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The National Measurement Institute, the regulatory body that oversees weights and measures, has recently launched a national compliance campaign targeting fuel retail businesses.  NMI inspectors will be visiting sites across …
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Small business blames ‘real tightening’ in credit on the banking royal commission
1 month ago

Small business blames ‘real tightening’ in credit on the banking royal commission

Small business says it is facing a credit crunch and is blaming the royal commission into financial services for causing nervous banks to slow lending to the self-employed.

OPEC Takes a Backward View of the Future
1 month ago

OPEC Takes a Backward View of the Future

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The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has seen the future and — you may want to sit down for this — it involves more cars. Just not as many cars …
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