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Weak competition fuels high retail margins in Canberra servos
1 year ago

Weak competition fuels high retail margins in Canberra servos

Chief Minister Andrew Barr is threatening to intervene in the price of petrol, after the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission found Canberra’s servos are making nearly double the profit of …
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GC drivers benefit from more fuel competition
1 year ago

GC drivers benefit from more fuel competition

Gold Coast drivers have benefitted from more competitive fuel prices, as new RACQ analysis revealed the region’s service stations priced unleaded petrol (ULP) lower and discounted it at a faster …
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Competition in Australia petrol station market
1 year ago

Competition in Australia petrol station market

According to ACCC, supermarket-based petrol station chain lose market share while retail wholesaler and independent petrol station earn market share.

According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), supermarket-based …
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Hewson’s view: Time to end the oil cartel
1 year ago

Hewson’s view: Time to end the oil cartel

You know when you are being ripped off.

This week I filled up my car with standard unleaded at a local servo in the Southern Highlands on two consecutive days, with the …
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How Amazon could threaten Caltex Australia Ltd and Woolworths Group Ltd
2 years ago

How Amazon could threaten Caltex Australia Ltd and Woolworths Group Ltd

The arrival of Amazon.com first posed a threat to the likes of JB Hi-Fi Limited (ASX: JBH) and Harvey Norman Holdings Limited (ASX: HVN) before speculation emerged that it would next target supermarkets.

Now the US-listed …
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Petrol prices: Do Queensland motorists care more about convenience?
2 years ago

Petrol prices: Do Queensland motorists care more about convenience?

Brisbane is the country’s most expensive capital city for petrol, but a service station lobby group claims Queensland motorists care more about convenience.

As the debate about fuel prices rages, the state …
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Section 46 to give small businesses a level playing field
3 years ago

Section 46 to give small businesses a level playing field

Section 46 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 – the misuse-of-market-power provision – has been amended by the federal government to align with the recommendations of the 2016 Harper …
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Informed Sources and consumer pricing services ready for 20th May launch
4 years ago

Informed Sources and consumer pricing services ready for 20th May launch

By  •  Information

After reaching agreement with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) late last year, Informed Sources will soon launch the world’s only industry funded pricing service for Motorists. Not only …
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The mysterious case of synchronised petrol prices and why Australians are getting screwed
4 years ago

The mysterious case of synchronised petrol prices and why Australians are getting screwed

Jason Murphy, 23 April 2016

EVERY so often, the price of petrol rises mysteriously. What costs $1.10 on Wednesday costs $1.30 by Saturday.

Why? The case of the extra 20 …
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ACCC petrol price investigation moves to Queensland
4 years ago

ACCC petrol price investigation moves to Queensland

Daryl Passmore, 19 April 2016

THE high price of petrol in Cairns will come under the spotlight in a formal investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

The watchdog …
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