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Police suspend mass random breath testing in some states amid coronavirus outbreak
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17th Mar 2020
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Police suspend mass random breath testing in some states amid coronavirus outbreak

Police in several Australian states have stopped conducting stationary, large-scale random breath tests and drug tests in an effort to protect both officers and the public from transmission of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Police forces in Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Queensland this week confirmed their officers will avoid carrying out high-volume booze bus testing, instead relying on targeted testing to catch those driving under the influence.
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Susannah Guthrie
Tasmanians facing 21 years jail for dangerous driving
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28th Aug 2017
1 min read

Tasmanians facing 21 years jail for dangerous driving

Tasmania has declared war on hooning drivers and is prepared to throw the book at offenders, who now face up to 21 years in jail, in an effort to crack down on dangerous driving.
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Rob Margeit
Tasmanian Government car fleet slashed to cut costs
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7th Jun 2011
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Tasmanian Government car fleet slashed to cut costs

Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings has put the brakes on her government’s car fleet as she aims to reduce the amount of money spent on its vehicles every year. The fleet of 569 cars includes 79 Subaru Outbacks, 55 Volvos, 29 BMW 3 Series’, seven Mercedes-Benz C-Classes and six Toyota Prados, as well as hundreds of other vehicles.
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Tim Beissmann
Mazda RX-8 SP for Targa Tasmania
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8th Mar 2009
2 min read

Mazda RX-8 SP for Targa Tasmania

If you're like us, you've probably wondered at one point or another, why doesn't Mazda turbocharge the RX-8 and the MX-5 as regular production models? The answer is long and complicated, we've been told by inside sources that even though Mazda Australia has always been keen (and has made special edition turbo models with the MX-5), one of the reasons is that Mazda Japan is hard to convince.
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Alborz Fallah
Mazda considers 2009 ARC Campaign
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29th Sep 2008
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Mazda considers 2009 ARC Campaign

After its initial success in the Targa Tasmania earlier this year, Mazda will use its performance in the upcoming Tasmanian Tarmac Challenge to evaluate whether it will enter the full 2009 Australian Rally Championship (ARC) season. Brother and sister rally combo Brendan Reeves and Rhianon Smyth will drive a near-standard 190kW turbocharged Mazda3 MPS in the event’s Showroom category.
George Skentzos