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Can a driver be fined if their passenger is using a mobile phone?
News
31st Jan 2020
5 min read

Can a driver be fined if their passenger is using a mobile phone?

The tale of a Sydney driver being fined because her passenger was on FaceTime incited shock and outrage in June 2019, but drivers may be interested to know similar penalties are becoming commonplace on roads across the nation. Sheree Panetta took to Facebook to vent about the $337 fine she received from NSW Police, with her post quickly going viral.
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Susannah Guthrie
Sydney commutes are Australia's longest
News
1st Aug 2019
1 min read

Sydney commutes are Australia's longest

Sydney drivers have Australia's worst commute, with the average worker spending more than 70 minutes getting to and from work. According to the latest Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey, the average Sydney commuter suffers through a 71-minute daily round trip. Brisbane drivers were the second worst-off at 67 minutes, while Melburnians face an average commute time of 65 minutes.
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Scott Collie
Mitsubishi Triton fuel economy buyback sets ‘concerning’ precedent, industry calls for motoring tribunal
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27th Jun 2019
4 min read

Mitsubishi Triton fuel economy buyback sets ‘concerning’ precedent, industry calls for motoring tribunal

The car industry has called for a national motoring tribunal to be established following a landmark case in Victoria which awarded the owner of a two-year-old Mitsubishi Triton a full refund on the $39,500 new-car purchase price due to discrepancies over fuel economy claims. The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) ruled in favour of an owner of a Mitsubishi Triton who claimed the fuel economy rating label was not an accurate reflection of real world consumption.
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Joshua Dowling
Victorian Government pledges $2 million to continue EV charge rollout
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25th Oct 2018
2 min read

Victorian Government pledges $2 million to continue EV charge rollout

The Victorian State Government has followed its $1 million investment in a high-speed electric vehicle charging network with a further $2 million, announcing ultra high-speed stations will be built in Melbourne, Ballarat, Horsham, Torquay and Traralgon.
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Scott Collie