Motorists are about to be slugged with an extra 25 cents per litre at the petrol bowser due to the Federal Government's fuel excise tax ending overnight.
So, what does this price-rise mean in terms of cost of living?
To arrange an interview with any of the following experts, contact Griffith Thomas 0467 242 435 or Rhianwen Whitney 0427 428 380
Dr Ray Malpress, Research Associate, Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences is an automotive engineering expert who can discuss what motorists can do to maximise fuel efficiency.
Peter Phillips, Associate Professor of Finance and Banking, School of Business can explain how fuel prices are calculated, as well as comment on the cost of living, inflation and unemployment.
Suzanne Maloney, Associate Professor of Accounting, School of Business can share money-saving tips for household expenses to help with the cost of living crunch.
Dr Aletha Ward, Lecturer of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery is a public health expert who can discuss the risk of people skipping medical appointments due to increasing expenses and cost of living. *Please note, Dr Ward is available for interviews from tomorrow (September 30)
Tracy Kolbe-Alexander, Associate Professor of Sport and Exercise, School of Health and Medical Sciences has expertise in active transportation and can discuss how improving and investing in better walking and cycling infrastructure would encourage people to ditch their cars.