'We are still being ripped off'

Tasmania is still being ripped off for many things, including petrol prices, claimed Labor leader Bryan Green on Tasmania Talks with Brian Carlton yesterday.

“Right at the moment we are paying on average 17 cents more than our mainland counterpart and that is taking into consideration of the cost of actually bringing the fuel here," he said.

Mr Green said that is not fair.

"If it does cost a bit of money, I think most Tasmanians would say that’s worthwhile,” he said.

Mr Green also suggested hiring someone as a government oversight to keep the price of commodities transparent.