Queensland motorists hit hardest by high fuel prices: RACQ

As a new poll revealed Queenslanders rated rising petrol prices as the most important issue ahead of the next Federal Election, the State’s peak motoring body has called for action to ease drivers’ hip pocket pain.

The Courier Mail reported the issue of high fuel prices had overtaken power prices as the key to winning over Queensland voters who continued to feel cost-of-living pain.

An exclusive poll, undertaken for The Courier-Mail, showed 62 percent of Queenslanders rated freezing petrol excise a “very important” issue.

RACQ spokesperson Paul Turner said the Club continued to call for fuel price relief for motorists following record high prices.

“We know Brisbane is consistently one of the most expensive of the major capital cities in the country which is why we support any measures the Government can take which will reduce the price drivers are paying at the bowser,” Mr Turner said.

“However, the clear fact is fuel excise pays for our roads and rail so we really need to find a viable a long-term solution – and freezing fuel excise doesn’t solve the bigger issue of fuel company greed and reducing government spending on road and rail infrastructure.”