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Luxury Car Tax: Industry, MPs renew calls to scrap "bad tax"
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19th Feb 2020
4 min read

Luxury Car Tax: Industry, MPs renew calls to scrap "bad tax"

Automotive industry bodies and political figures have banded together for a renewed push to end the Luxury Car Tax (LCT) following the demise of the Holden brand in Australia. The Morrison government today responded to calls from several backbenchers to abolish the LCT, suggesting the tax could be removed in the future, if and when the budget can afford it.
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Susannah Guthrie
Downward road toll trend "encouraging", but more can be done – ANCAP
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18th Jan 2019
2 min read

Downward road toll trend "encouraging", but more can be done – ANCAP

ANCAP chief executive, James Goodwin, has joined the Deputy Prime Minister celebrating a drop in deaths on local roads in 2018. A total of 1146 people were killed on Australian roads in 2018, down from 1224 in 2017. Although driver, passenger, cyclist and motorbike deaths were down, pedestrian fatalities rose from 161 to 176.
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Scott Collie
Semi-autonomous systems significantly increase repair costs - study
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29th Oct 2018
2 min read

Semi-autonomous systems significantly increase repair costs - study

Modern cars are safer than ever before, but the complex sensors and cameras required to make features like autonomous emergency braking and lane-keeping assist work can be seriously costly to fix. That's according to a new report from the North American AAA, which found minor accidents damaging only the bumpers, door mirrors or windscreen can cost up to US$3000 ($4200) more when semi-autonomous technology is involved.
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Scott Collie
Australia's 10 most dangerous sections of highway named
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27th Dec 2016
2 min read

Australia's 10 most dangerous sections of highway named

The Australian Automotive Association (AAA) has revealed the top 10 worst sections of highway along the National Land Transport Network. AAA's Australian Road Assessment Program (AusRAP) examines the 247 sections of highway across the country that make up the 20,664km National Land Transport Network, and ranks them based on risk determined from the length of road section, traffic volume and casualty crash rates.
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James Wong
National Road Safety Strategy will fail without further federal funding, AAA says
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31st Oct 2016
2 min read

National Road Safety Strategy will fail without further federal funding, AAA says

The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) has called on the Turnbull Government to dig deep and invest $150,000 into the National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS), launched in 2011 to help combat the country's road toll. The NRSS was developed with the aim of cutting Australia's road toll by "at least" 30 per cent, by 2020. In 2011, there were 1291 fatalities on the nation's roads, while the year to September 2016 showed 1273 deaths.
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Mike Stevens