As the price of petrol continues to climb, the ACT’s Chief Minister has offered his suggestions for how to manage the rising costs of running a vehicle.

Andrew Barr has called on the Federal Government to follow the lead of New Zealand and reduce the fuel excise tax on the sale of petrol.

Mr Barr has also suggested the Government invest more into the use  and uptake of electric vehicles.

“It serves as a reminder that if you’re reliant, as Australia is, on imported fuel then these sorts of economic shocks result in quite significant impacts at a household level.”

The conflict in Ukraine has largely led the increase in petrol prices across the globe.

As of Wednesday, the average cost of a litre of unleaded fuel in the ACT will set you back $2.09 – that’s an increase of 20 cents per litre in just the past two weeks.

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