Independent MP Zali Steggall has told a working-class Western Sydney man struggling to fill up his work vehicle to ‘just buy an electric car’ at a local petrol station.
Steggall, who had somehow ventured outside the North Shore, told a tradesman who was upset at rising petrol prices that he should ‘go electric and stop complaining’, from the passenger seat of her government vehicle while at a Penrith service station.
“It’s grossly irresponsible for people like yourself to be driving ICE vehicles as we have to think of the greater good and the climate. You brought this on yourself and have no right to complain,” Steggall was overheard saying to the man.
“If a well off, north shore lawyer like myself can have a spare $50-100k lying around for a Tesla then anyone can. There’s no excuse, we all have to do our part.”
Meanwhile, Josh Frydenberg has unveiled new ‘petrol mortgages’ to help the ‘average EZFKA unit realise the Australian dream of a full tank of petrol.’