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Taxi and Uber fares to jump after levy passes parliament
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Uber

Taxi and Uber fares to jump after levy passes parliament

The reforms include a 10 per cent levy on all taxi, rideshare and small charter vehicle fares to pay for a $120 million four year taxi plate buyback scheme.

  • by Hamish Hastie

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Public servant referred to committee over incorrect answers
Electricity

Public servant referred to committee over incorrect answers

On the eve of Senate estimates, the issue serves as a warning about giving inaccurate evidence.

  • by Sally Whyte
Power play: Electric vehicles exempt from taxi levy
Uber

Power play: Electric vehicles exempt from taxi levy

The state government has accepted an amendment that will see electric vehicles exempt from the 10 per cent on-demand transport levy.

  • by Hamish Hastie
'Airborne cars': Vehicle ads face review following complaints about dangerous driving
Advertising

'Airborne cars': Vehicle ads face review following complaints about dangerous driving

The automotive industry will review its advertising code after complaints that some car ads promote dangerous driving.

  • by Julie Power
Speedway's bid for night racing fuels fight with residents over noise
Canberra

Speedway's bid for night racing fuels fight with residents over noise

The National Capital Motorsport Club says it's trial late night event was a huge success and it's ready for more. That's upset some nearby residents.

  • by Dan Jervis-Bardy
Perth pips Sydney for night time supercar race
Cars

Perth pips Sydney for night time supercar race

Perth will play host to a night time supercar race for the first time ever in May next year.

  • by Hamish Hastie
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New car myths leave many out of pocket

New car myths leave many out of pocket

Many people, especially young adults, buy new cars on finance without realising how soon they depreciate in value.

  • by John Collett
Electric cars would save lives and cut costs, but Australians 'risk being left behind'
Electricity

Electric cars would save lives and cut costs, but Australians 'risk being left behind'

Electric car maker Tesla, headed by controversial entrepreneur Elon Musk, is among those who assert that “government leadership” is the main barrier to increasing electric vehicle uptake in Australia.

  • by Nicole Hasham
Nissan plans to be 'trigger' for electric vehicle boom
Electricity

Nissan plans to be 'trigger' for electric vehicle boom

Car company Nissan plans to make one-third of all its vehicles sold in Australia electric by the mid-2020s.

  • by Cole Latimer
Mazda picks up the pace in electric vehicles
Cars

Mazda picks up the pace in electric vehicles

One of the car industry's laggards in electrification is starting to catch up.

Subaru recalls more than 40,000 vehicles over potentially faulty brake
ACCC

Subaru recalls more than 40,000 vehicles over potentially faulty brake

The national recall is due to possible defects to the electronic parking brake in certain Subaru models.

  • by Rachel Clun