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Ford Australia to recruit 23 graduates in 2017: Engineering, design, marketing roles and more for young Aussies

Ford Australia has confirmed its graduate program for 2017, which will see new recruits hired across several of the company’s Victoria-based facilities. For the first time, the Ford will hire graduate designers at its Broadmeadows design centre.

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Melbourne’s Punt Road becomes permanent clearway
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Melbourne’s Punt Road becomes permanent clearway

The Victorian government has implemented 24-hour clearways on Punt Road, one of the busiest routes in Melbourne. Starting from today, the new no-parking zones will operated seven days a week from Alexandra Avenue to Gladstone Street on the east side, and Alexandra Avenue to Union Street on the west side, which should help to cut congestion on the busy north-south corridor...


Uber legalised in Victoria, levy planned for taxi licence buy-back
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Uber legalised in Victoria, levy planned for taxi licence buy-back

Ride-sharing service Uber has received the green light in Victoria for its ride-sharing Uber X service, as part of the state government’s plans to regulate the commercial passenger vehicle industry. Although it's a widely-used service, Uber had not received official approval from the Victorian government until this week...


2016 Infiniti Q30 snapped in Melbourne
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2016 Infiniti Q30 snapped in Melbourne

The 2017 Infiniti Q30 hatchback has been spied in local specification ahead of the model’s Australian launch next month. Spied by a switched-on CarAdvice reader, two of the the Infiniti Q30s (black and red) appear to be lower-spec models, with limited badging and more conservative front and rear bumpers, likely to be circa-$30,000 entry-level variants...


Melbourne's Punt Rd to become permanent clearway - UPDATE: RACV calls for Hoddle St extension
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Melbourne's Punt Rd to become permanent clearway - UPDATE: RACV calls for Hoddle St extension

UPDATE: Victoria's RACV has called for the state government to extend the new clearways right through to the Eastern Freeway. This article has been updated with additional.  One of Melbourne's most dreaded stretches of road will permanently punt parking spaces in a bid to improve traffic flow around the clock...


Melbourne's M80 Western Ring Road to get world-first adaptive speed limits
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Melbourne's M80 Western Ring Road to get world-first adaptive speed limits

Motorists in Victoria will be the first in the world to trial an Adaptive Variable Speed Limit system, which adjusts speed limits based on the amount of traffic detected. The 38-kilometre M80 Western Ring Road services 160,000 drivers every day, linking the northern and western suburbs to other Victorian urban and rural freeways - including the M31 Hume Freeway...


Meet Graham, the brick outhouse designed to survive collision with a vehicle
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Meet Graham, the brick outhouse designed to survive collision with a vehicle

Victoria's Transport Accident Commission has been getting more creative with its safety awareness campaigns in recent years, but Graham here takes the cake. The entire cake. He might look like that cousin you don't talk about, but Graham here is science's best guess at the sort of evolutionary street we'd need to turn down if we're going to keep getting hit by cars...


Victoria Police exploring ‘textalyser’ potential
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Victoria Police exploring ‘textalyser’ potential

Victorian Police has voiced interest in experimental new ‘textalyser’ technology that will allow authorities to check whether a driver has been using a mobile phone while driving. The so-called textalysers, a name inspired by breathalyser systems, are able to analyse metadata to determine whether someone was using their mobile phone at a specific time - while driving, for example...


Drug driving responsible for more Victorian road deaths than drink driving third year running
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Drug driving responsible for more Victorian road deaths than drink driving third year running

Illicit drugs, notably speed and ice, have proved more responsible for fatal collisions on Victorian roads than alcohol for the third successive year, Victoria Police has announced. Speaking to media today, Victoria Police assistant commissioner Doug Fryer (pictured below) said while speed remains the number one killer on Victorian roads, police are seeing a “significant increase” in illicit drugs being the determining factor in fatal and injury trauma...


Victoria to motivate young drivers with free licence offer
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Victoria to motivate young drivers with free licence offer

Young motorists in Victoria could soon be in line for free driver and motorcyclist licences, thanks to a new safety program launching in February. The Free Licence Scheme, proposed in August, will see young probationary drivers and motorcyclists with spotless driving records rewarded with a free three-year licence when they graduate to a full licence...


Victorian Government commits another $46.5m to assist transition from vehicle manufacturing
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Victorian Government commits another $46.5m to assist transition from vehicle manufacturing

The Victorian Government is committing an additional $46.5 million to help automotive businesses, workers and communities transition into new industries with secure employment prospects. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Industry Minister Lily D’Ambrosio today launched the ‘Towards Future Industries: Victoria’s Automotive Transition Plan’ at the Bosch manufacturing plant in Clayton...


Lane filtering now legal in Victoria for motorcycle, scooter riders
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Lane filtering now legal in Victoria for motorcycle, scooter riders

Victoria has followed New South Wales and Queensland with ‘lane filtering’ now legal for riders of motorcycles and scooters from today, November 2, 2015. Lane filtering is defined as the act of passing between stopped or slow-moving lanes of traffic on multi-lane roads to reach the front of traffic at intersections...


General Motors Holden puts 37.7-hectare Port Melbourne site up for sale - end of an era
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General Motors Holden puts 37.7-hectare Port Melbourne site up for sale - end of an era

As General Motors Holden continues its transformation into an import-only business, the company has today listed a five-title 37.7-hectare parcel of land for expressions of interest, located at its 241 Salmon Street, Port Melbourne site. The listing of the site signals the end of an era for local manufacturing, with the production of a locally-manufactured Commodore set to end production in 2017...


Drunk and drug affected drivers given green light thanks to Victoria Police
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Drunk and drug affected drivers given green light thanks to Victoria Police

If you live and drive in Victoria, you should be fuming. Not only does Victoria have the most draconian, nanny state driving rules and speed limit enforcement for general punters like you and I — the government has now made it even easier for crooks and scumbags to evade police...


Victoria Police calling off high-speed pursuits
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Victoria Police calling off high-speed pursuits

High-speed pursuits on Victorian roads will become a rare sight in the future, with the state’s police force expected to look to alternative methods of apprehending offenders when feasible. Victorian Police assistant commissioner Robert Hill said this week that an “extensive review” of its Pursuit Policy showed that a balance must be struck in order to ensure lives are protected...


Victoria Police to consider implementing $86 million live video ANPR system for patrol cars
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Victoria Police to consider implementing $86 million live video ANPR system for patrol cars

Victoria Police could implement an $86 million rollout of live video and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) to its fleet of 220 highway patrol vehicles if it accepts the recommendations laid out in a report by Deloitte. An 88 page report by Deloitte, which cost taxpayers $115,000, recommends the rollout of live video streaming and ANPR technology to the Victoria Police highway patrol fleet...


Labor government to keep higher speed limits in Victoria
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Labor government to keep higher speed limits in Victoria

The Andrews Labor government has stopped a progressive reduction of 70km/h and 90km/h speed limits following a campaign by community newspapers and a peak Victorian motoring club, the RACV. Originally implemented by the previous Coalition government, the policy aimed to reduce speed limits to 60km/h and 80km/h respectively in 70km/h and 90km/h zones...


Iconic Aussie cars to go on show at the National Gallery of Victoria
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Iconic Aussie cars to go on show at the National Gallery of Victoria

It's set to be the first major exhibition of its kind for an Australian art gallery, Shifting Gears: Design, Innovation and the Australian Car will showcase 23 iconic examples of our automotive ingenuity, alongside photographs, sketches, models and archival materials...