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Car industry slams Victoria’s proposed tax on vehicles over $100,000 - UPDATE
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26th May 2019
5 min read

Car industry slams Victoria’s proposed tax on vehicles over $100,000 - UPDATE

The car industry has slammed a proposal by the Victorian Government to slug vehicles priced over $100,000 with an additional tax – on top of the 10 per cent GST on the total cost and 33 per cent Luxury Car Tax already charged on every dollar above $66,331. UPDATE, 27/5/19: The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has made a statement regarding the proposed changes to taxes on new vehicles in Victoria. See bottom of article for details.
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Labor sets 'ambitious' 50% EV sales target by 2030
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1st Apr 2019
2 min read

Labor sets 'ambitious' 50% EV sales target by 2030

The car industry has expressed caution over an "ambitious" plan to have 50 per cent of all new car sales electric by 2030. Peak body for carmakers in Australia, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), said Labor's proposal for electric vehicles and emissions standards is "ambitious" but "anything's possible" – provided the required infrastructure and buyer incentives are put on the table. "It's about getting that broader environment right," said Tony Weber, FCAI CEO.
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Bike 'superhighways' could cut Victorian congestion - RACV
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15th Feb 2019
2 min read

Bike 'superhighways' could cut Victorian congestion - RACV

Victoria is already in the midst of huge infrastructure changes, but the solution to the state's congestion and packed public transport system could be 'cycling superhighways' on 10 high-traffic corridors.
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Volkswagen rallying dealers for emissions election stoush
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4th Dec 2018
4 min read

Volkswagen rallying dealers for emissions election stoush

Volkswagen is turning to dealers in its push for revised emissions standards Down Under, arming dealer principals with a sternly-worded letter to hand their local member of parliament ahead of next year's Federal Election. The company has been one of the most vocal campaigners for revised legislation around vehicle emissions and fuel quality in Australia, lest we join what it's dubbed the 'automotive third world'.
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National Road Safety Strategy isn't working - study
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9th Nov 2018
2 min read

National Road Safety Strategy isn't working - study

No state or territory is on track to meet its road-toll reduction target under the National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS), according to new road trauma benchmarking from the Australian Automobile Association (AAA). Developed in 2010, the NRSS is aiming for a 30 per cent reduction in road fatalities by 2020. We've seen a 10.3 per cent reduction in the annual national road toll since the program started, well behind what's required if that target is to be met.
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