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Victorian automotive businesses you can support right now
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29th Oct 2020
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Victorian automotive businesses you can support right now

Victoria's automotive industry has returned to work after months of lockdown, with businesses in both metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria once again permitted to operate at full capacity. And if you've been sitting on your hands waiting to get your car maintenance checklist ticked off, there's never been a better time.
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Certain states pay more for car insurance than others – report
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24th Sep 2020
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Certain states pay more for car insurance than others – report

Victorian drivers are paying more for their car insurance than residents of every other state in Australia, a new survey of 2500 Australian motorists has found. According to data from comparison company Mozo, the average annual car insurance premium for a Victorian customer is $1181 – roughly $229 more than the national average of $952.
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Mobile phone cameras catch 4000 distracted drivers in Victoria
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14th Sep 2020
2 min read

Mobile phone cameras catch 4000 distracted drivers in Victoria

Thousands of Victorian motorists have been caught using their mobile phones while behind the wheel, as the government trials new mobile phone detection cameras across the state. In less than two months, a total of 4000 drivers were detected driving while distracted, representing 2 per cent of all 200,000 vehicles tested.
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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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Can learner drivers still take lessons during the coronavirus crisis?
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7th Apr 2020
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Can learner drivers still take lessons during the coronavirus crisis?

There is widespread confusion about what constitutes "non-essential travel" during the ongoing coronavirus lockdown period, after a young Victorian learner driver was fined for embarking on a driving lesson with her mother, only to have the fine withdrawn days later. Hunter Reynolds, a 17-year-older learner driver from Victoria, made headlines when she was penalised $1652 by Victoria Police for taking a drive around Melbourne with her mother serving as supervising driver.
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