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Certain states pay more for car insurance than others – report
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24th Sep 2020
3 min read

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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Susannah Guthrie
Queensland gains tougher fines for parking in disabled bays, but how do other states rate?
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17th Feb 2020
2 min read

Queensland gains tougher fines for parking in disabled bays, but how do other states rate?

Queensland will become the Australian state with the third-harshest punishment for drivers parking in disabled bays after introducing new rules that double the current fine. Under new proposed legislation, motorists caught committing the inconsiderate offence will be fined $533, twice the existing penalty of $266.
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Susannah Guthrie
Can a driver be fined if their passenger is using a mobile phone?
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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
WA govt reveals Taxi reform plans for 2016, UberX to be made legal
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18th Dec 2015
2 min read

WA govt reveals Taxi reform plans for 2016, UberX to be made legal

The Western Australia government has followed New South Wales today in announcing its intention to introduce sweeping changes to the state’s taxi industry, making UberX and other ride-sharing services legal. But, while the changes announced for NSW are effective as of today, Western Australia’s new regulations and legislation will not be introduced until July 2016.
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