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Federal Government 'asleep at the wheel' on emissions: Opposition
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9th Aug 2020
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Federal Government 'asleep at the wheel' on emissions: Opposition

The Federal Opposition has accused the Government of being "asleep at the wheel" following a voluntary emissions scheme announced by the car industry last month. Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Mark Butler, criticised the Government for its "inaction" for failing to implement emissions targets, which he says makes Australia an outlier among OECD nations.
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Ben Zachariah
Hail storm delivers windfall to new-car sales in Canberra
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30th Apr 2020
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Hail storm delivers windfall to new-car sales in Canberra

The hail storm that lashed Canberra in late January has delivered a boom in new-car sales as the rest of the market hit the brakes. Official figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries for March show sales of new cars in the Australian Capital Territory increased by a staggering 77 per cent compared to the same month the previous year (from 1700 to almost 3000 vehicles) – as the overall market nationally fell by 18 per cent.
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Joshua Dowling
Toyota Australia stops parts supplier selling replica grilles
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15th Mar 2020
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Toyota Australia stops parts supplier selling replica grilles

Toyota Australia has shut down the import and sale of fake Toyota-badged grilles, the company announced this week, as part of its long-running fight against counterfeit parts sales to service centres and the general public. The part and panel distributor had been selling aftermarket versions of Toyota grilles that the carmaker claims “can be far worse than people realise as there is zero testing, no legal regulation and very little recourse for consumers if the part is ineffective or unsafe."
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Liam Murphy
Takata: 600,000 potentially deadly airbags still on the road
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5th Aug 2019
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Takata: 600,000 potentially deadly airbags still on the road

Australia's recall of potentially deadly Takata airbag inflators is almost 80 per cent complete, new data from the Australia Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has revealed. The latest ACCC figures show 3.2 million airbags (78.9 per cent) have been replaced during the Takata recall campaign, leaving 600,000 vehicles (14.8 per cent) on the road with Takata airbag inflators still fitted.
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Scott Collie
Car industry to use 1997 tobacco precedent to block stamp duty increases
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20th Jun 2019
3 min read

Car industry to use 1997 tobacco precedent to block stamp duty increases

EXCLUSIVE The car industry plans to use a precedent set by tobacco distributors in 1997 in an attempt to stop state governments across Australia from imposing an additional stamp duty on luxury vehicles.
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Joshua Dowling