Queensland Opposition Leader John-Paul Langbroek
Shops Warned Off Profiteering From Flood Crisis
Victor P Taffa
Opposition and Liberal National Party Leader John-Paul Langbroek today warned businesses not to take advantage of the flood crisis by inflating prices.
Mr. Langbroek said while many businesses had been victims of the flood themselves, there had been some reports in the Regions and Brisbane of a few unscrupulous individuals grossly inflating the price of essential groceries.
“No-one should be paying $15 for a loaf of Bread or $8 for a litre of Milk.” Mr. Langbroek said.
“We have had reports of a few cases and I encourage anyone who has been asked to pay these prices to keep a receipt so this can be followed up by Queensland MPs in coming weeks.”
“Of course the price of many fruit and vegetables has increased as the result of the scarcity of produce and the need to bring stock in from interstate.” Mr. Langbroek said.
“Queensland’s fruit and vegetable growers have been hit hard by the floods and I encourage everyone to do their best to support local growers where possible.” Mr. Langbroek said.