Transport

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Original from the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA), released there on 10/05/2023. The Motor Vehicle Insurance and Repair Industry (MVIRI) Code of Conduct Committee (CAC) has received Dr Michael Schaper’s final report on the independent review of the Motor Vehicle Insurance and Repair Industry Code of Conduct (the Code). The report provides 15 recommendations in…

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The Battery Stewardship Council (BSC) is inviting feedback on the Electric Vehicle Battery Stewardship Discussion Paper which is being released in partnership with the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCIA) and Motor Traders Association of Australia (MTAA). This Discussion Paper is intended to facilitate an inclusive dialog on options for ensuring electric vehicle battery stewardship.…

Read More Have your say on the future of Battery Stewardship in the Electric Vehicle sector

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This is a media release from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. It was originally published on March 7th 2023 and can be found on the ACCC website here, with graphs. Domestic airfares have declined from historic highs at the end of 2022; however, they remain above 2019 prices, the ACCC’s latest Airline Competition in Australia…

Read More Domestic airfares fall but prices remain above pre-pandemic levels

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Consumers International has recently released a white paper on ‘Consumer protection and empowerment for a clean energy future’ centred on the “twin challenge” of switching to sustainable and affordable alternatives in an increasingly shorter timeframe while ensuring consumers are represented and helped through and with the process. The report focuses on how “consumer protection and…

Read More Consumers International Whitepaper – ‘Consumer protection and empowerment for a clean energy future’

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Australia’s aviation industry is set to receive long term policy directions for growth and innovation, driven by the Albanese Government’s Aviation White Paper. A safe, efficient, sustainable and competitive aviation sector is critical to the economy and the standard of living of all Australians. Aviation connects Australians with the world and communities to each other.…

Read More Have your say on Australia’s aviation future

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Electric vehicle (EV) charging is set to transform our electricity systems. The Energy Security Board (ESB) has published a consultation paper on Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Standing Data, seeking stakeholder feedback on the rationale for data collection, the potential scope of EVSE data coverage, potential data use cases and a range of implementation options including the collection…

Read More Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Standing Data Consultation Paper

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Data released today in the Victorian Public Transport Ombudsman (PTO) Annual Report shows a 10 per cent increase in public transport complaints handled by the PTO during the 2021-22 financial year. “The increase in complaints we’ve seen is broadly in line with the increase in the number of Victorians travelling again on public transport”, the…

Read More Complaints rise as patronage increases, Ombudsman to look at public transport fines

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The Federal government is consulting on the price parity clauses that on line travel agents/platforms may have in their agreements with accommodation and tourism providers. These clauses may: meant that a provider listed on the platform cannot offer their services to customers through other distribution channels at prices that are lower than those on the…

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CHOICE travels to the remote Indigenous community of Wujal Wujal in Far North Qld to investigate dodgy motor vehicle sales. Cedric Friday says that every time he looks at his broken-down Holden Captiva it makes him angry. The second-hand car that he and his brother-in-law spent $19,000 on sits immovable in his driveway. This is…

Read More Remote Indigenous communities left with broken cars and no redress