Labor's go-slow is gouging drivers

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With fuel prices in Australia hitting a 10-year high, the LNP is calling on Annastacia Palaszczuk to fast-track the launch of real-time fuel price monitoring in Queensland.

Commsec has warned that filling up the car is now the biggest single weekly cost for millions of families after the national average price of unleaded petrol hit 159.3c a litre.

After months of pressure from the LNP, the Palaszczuk Government has agreed to implement real-time fuel price monitoring – but retailers won't be forced to provide price data to drivers until April next year.

Shadow Transport Minister Steve Minnikin said drivers were being taken for a very slow and expensive ride by Annastacia Palaszczuk.

"The Palaszczuk Government has been dragging its feet on fuel prices because it doesn't want to follow the LNP's lead," Mr Minnikin said.

"But drivers don't care about politics – they just want lower petrol and diesel prices.

"Queenslanders are being absolutely smashed at the pump and they need help right now.

"It's unacceptable that real-time fuel price monitoring has been put in the slow lane by Annastacia Palaszczuk.

"The Government needs to get its act together – and fast – and deliver price monitoring for drivers.

"Real-time fuel price monitoring will empower drivers to find the cheapest fuel near them and it's proven to save up to $6 a tank.

"Six bucks a tank might not be much to the Premier, but every dollar counts for ordinary families."

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