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Warning! Order a new car now, stock shortages to continue into 2022 say experts 
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8th Jul 2021
4 min read

Warning! Order a new car now, stock shortages to continue into 2022 say experts 

The severe shortage of new cars is set to continue into 2022 – rather than recover in the second half of this year as originally forecast – automotive industry leaders have warned. The slowdown of car assembly lines overseas is already being felt in Australia, which also may not fully recover for at least another six months. Most Top 10 car brands in Australia have advised dealers in the past few weeks to expect the stock shortages to get worse before they get better.
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Joshua Dowling
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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Here’s what to expect from Melbourne car dealers post-lockdown
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27th Oct 2020
5 min read

Here’s what to expect from Melbourne car dealers post-lockdown

After months of lockdowns and on-site closures, Victoria’s automotive industry has finally been permitted to return to work – hopefully heralding a resurgence for hundreds of businesses left sidelined by the coronavirus. One of the many groups elated over Premier Daniel Andrews' reopening announcement were car dealers, some of whom have been prevented from conducting on-site vehicle viewings, test drives or even office work for up to 112 days.
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Susannah Guthrie
Are Melbourne parking restrictions in place amid lockdowns? – UPDATE
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12th Aug 2020
3 min read

Are Melbourne parking restrictions in place amid lockdowns? – UPDATE

UPDATE, 14/8/20: The City of Melbourne council has announced it will suspend restrictions and fees in green-signed parking bays during the stage-four lockdown, as well as working to have commercial car parks reopened to free up on-street parking. "We understand that these restrictions will also impact our residents using residential permit zones and we will continue to advocate on their behalf," the council said in a statement.
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Susannah Guthrie
A quarter of Victoria's dealership staff could lose their jobs, survey finds – UPDATE
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7th Aug 2020
4 min read

A quarter of Victoria's dealership staff could lose their jobs, survey finds – UPDATE

UPDATE, 7/8/2020: Australian car dealers have welcomed the government's recent changes to the eligibility criteria for its extended JobKeeper scheme, which will allow previously ineligible dealerships to apply for ongoing financial support.
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