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SAVE OUR GROCERY UNIT PRICING

January 09, 2019

SAVE OUR GROCERY UNIT PRICING
 

Scott Morrison has been called upon to think twice before scrapping grocery unit pricing.

Federal Member for Braddon Justine Keay said, “The Morrison Government is currently undertaking a review into grocery unit pricing and Federal Labor is calling upon the government to retain this policy.

“Every day, in supermarkets, Tasmanians use grocery unit pricing to help them make important household budgeting decisions.

“Grocery unit pricing lets shoppers see how much something costs per unit measure (e.g. 100g or 100ml), which they can use to compare different brands or different sizes of a product.

“It’s a simple idea, but it’s a powerful one.

“It means consumers can answer important questions like: “Is it cheaper for me to buy 1kg of rice or 5kgs? Which brand of tomato sauce is the best value? Is the bigger tin of baked beans really worth my money?”

Justine Keay also said, “As Consumer Affairs Minister, Chris Bowen and the Labor Government introduced grocery unit pricing to encourage price competition and make it quicker and easier for consumers to compare the price value of products – this is exactly what the policy has been doing for almost a decade.

“Labor also encourages members of the public to tell the Morrison Government what they think of grocery unit pricing, by filling out a short consumer survey or by making a submission to the Treasury discussion paper.

“Submissions close on 28 February and can be lodged electronically to [email protected]

“Labor is calling the Morrison Government to save this policy and protect the interests of Australians at the supermarket.”

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WEDNESDAY, 9 JANUARY 2019
Authorised by Noah Carroll, ALP, Canberra.