Real costs displayed
Mulgoa Tanya Davies MP has welcomed the new NSW fuel price information standard. Service stations in NSW must display the real price of fuel, free of any discounts or special offers such as supermarket shopper dockets.
If a station sells up to four fuels, the undiscounted prices of all four have to be displayed.
Service stations must also display the octane rating of E10, regular unleaded and premium unleaded petrol.
"These reforms ensure local price transparency so motorists can compare the real price of fuel from station to station," she said.
A NSW Fair Trading survey of 1300 drivers found 90 per cent want fuel prices displayed by service stations to be free of any special terms and conditions that apply to discounted fuel.
And 60 per cent believed they had been misled by a fuel retailer's signage at some point.
Bushfire side effects
The public are urged to take precautions following recent reports of poor air quality. Recent hazard-reduction burns in the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains have led to a build-up of air pollution in the skies over western Sydney. High levels of smoke could persist over the next few weeks and may worsen. Further planned hazard-reduction burns may add to pollution levels. Small children, the elderly and people with heart or lung disease, including asthma, are most susceptible to experiencing health effects from air pollution.
Health effects include coughing, sore eyes and shortness of breath and these symptoms can persist for several days after smoke is inhaled.