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Newsletter No. 12 – September 26, 2016

Peter Ustinov, the famous British actor and raconteur, once said that if ever the world blew itself up the last words heard would be those of an expert saying it could never happen… As we arrived in London this week…

EMBRACING ANCAP IN THE SHOWROOM

We know those in the market for a new car look at price. In a consumer-driven, price-competitive market, everyone is out to save a dollar where they can. Price therefore stands as a constant element of all pathways to a…

FCAI, WORKSAFE AT ODDS ON ATV SAFETY

After some to-ing and fro-ing, WorkSafe Victoria now accepts operator protection devices (OPDs, also known as Crush Protection Devices or CPDs) fitted to a quad bike as part of the solution to controlling the risk to operators in the event…

TRANSITION PLAN TO EASE AUTOMOTIVE PAINS

With Australian automotive manufacturing to cease by next year, companies and workers need to find new things to do. That’s why the Victorian Government’s $46.5 million Automotive Transition plan is so welcome. The plan will help automotive design, engineering and…

How Bright is the Future for Electric Cars?

There’s been a lot of discussion about electric vehicles (EVs) and it often seems to be focused on the negative; range anxiety, slow sales growth, battery reliability and the overzealous predictions of its future by some economists, political leaders and…

Mixed Response To Brisbane AutoMall

Penned as a ‘World First’ the proposed multi-million dollar dealership mall and test track at Brisbane airport could have varied outcomes for Dealers AutoMall is a grand concept that, if completed, could have a significant impact on the Brisbane automotive…