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The car insurance changes to make post-COVID
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3rd Mar 2021
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The car insurance changes to make post-COVID

The COVID-19 outbreak of 2020 not only irrevocably changed the course of history – it also changed the way we use our cars. While a lot of the changes that came about as a result of the pandemic were negative, drivers may find there were some unexpected silver linings in relation to their car insurance costs. For insurer Youi, the first signs of behavioural change came when its COVID Premium Relief Campaign was met with widespread uptake.
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Susannah Guthrie
JobKeeper: Most local car companies unlikely to repay taxpayer handouts
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18th Jan 2021
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JobKeeper: Most local car companies unlikely to repay taxpayer handouts

Australia's biggest car companies are unlikely to follow Toyota’s decision to return millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded JobKeeper payments – and nor are they obliged to – despite a strong industry recovery at the end of 2020. Last week Toyota Australia announced it would repay the $18 million in taxpayer-funded employee subsidies it received last year. Since the announcement, Toyota Australia has insisted its decision was voluntary.
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William Davis
All the COVID-19 border closures and restrictions around Australia in 2021
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11th Jan 2021
1 min read

All the COVID-19 border closures and restrictions around Australia in 2021

Just when we thought we were in the clear from the dreaded coronavirus, it reared its ugly head again in New South Wales and Victoria in late 2020 and in Queensland in early 2021, wreaking havoc on holiday plans across the country. Many people – including several CarAdvice team members – were forced to do a last-minute dash across the border in order to avoid being locked out of their home state when case numbers began to increase in NSW, Queensland and Victoria.
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Susannah Guthrie
How Victoria slammed the brakes on Australia’s new-car sales
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6th Sep 2020
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How Victoria slammed the brakes on Australia’s new-car sales

The dramatic new-car sales slump in Victoria in August – due to stage-four lockdown restrictions – has slammed the brakes on national figures. Last month new-car sales plummeted 66 per cent in the garden state, contributing to an overall Australian downturn of 28.8 per cent. This represents the worst decline since record keeping began.
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William Davis
Melbourne lockdown: Can I get my car serviced or repaired?
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10th Aug 2020
3 min read

Melbourne lockdown: Can I get my car serviced or repaired?

PLEASE NOTE: This is no longer the latest advice on car servicing in Victoria. Head here for the updated restrictions. Victorians hoping to get their car serviced or repaired in lockdown will first have to ask themselves one question amid stage-four restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne: "Is it necessary or essential?"
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