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GoAuto - Dealer delivery fees under scrutiny

Sunday, August 14, 2022
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VACC and VADA supports dealers doing ‘the right thing’ but calls out “overchargers” ALLEGATIONS of excessive dealer delivery fee complaints have led to a referral to the corporate watchdog while the leading Victorian dealer group said that although it...
 

GoAuto - VACC resists ombudsman push

Sunday, August 14, 2022
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Adding a layer of cost for dealers “will not solve the problem of a broken VCAT process” A MOVE by the Consumer Action Law Centre (CALC) to create an ombudsman for resolving auto consumer claims and disputes by adding a new layer of bureaucracy to be...
 

GoAuto - Tax benefit stalled as cars delayed

Sunday, August 14, 2022
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Vehicle delivery delays lead to plead for extensions to the instant asset write-off SUBSTANTIAL delays in new vehicle delivery schedules has led to pleas to the federal treasurer for an extension to the instant asset write-off period. The Motor...
 

GoAuto - Auto groups sign EV agreement

Saturday, July 30, 2022
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Landmark agreement aims to mandate CO2 targets and put control with federal govt AN automotive agreement on Australia’s EV future struck this week by industry associations outlines more than 25 principles including mandating CO2 targets and ensuring...
 

MHD Supply Chain - VTA holding Alternative Fuels Summit

Tuesday, July 26, 2022
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The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) says it has created the inaugural Alternative Fuels Summit in partnership with Viva Energy Australia and CMV Truck and Bus to help reduce carbon emissions. It notes the program for the summit is taking shape...
 

GoAuto - Button battery standards warning

Saturday, June 25, 2022
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VACC alerts dealers as car key fobs become the subject of new ACCC rules AUSTRALIA’S corporate watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), has taken a hardline approach to its latest ruling, effective this week, on businesses...
 

Auto Talk - VACC: Lemon ombudsman leaves sour taste

Monday, June 20, 2022
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The call for a lemon car ombudsman is a waste of government funds according to the Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce (VACC). With resources already in place to support motorists’ rights the money required to establish the position should be...
 

Body Shop News - VACC Welcomes Members To New Head Office

Sunday, June 19, 2022
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The Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce (VACC) has conducted a member open night to celebrate the commissioning of the new VACC House in North Melbourne. The event, hosted by VACC ambassador Shane Jacobson and featuring special guest Sally Capp,...
 

Auto Talk - EVs, dealers and Australia: The big picture

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
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Electric vehicles have been a contentious topic for the Australian automotive industry. Some industry experts convened a panel at the Australian Automotive Dealers’ Association conference and expo in Brisbane to discuss the sector. The panel...
 

GoAuto - VACC: Govt rumoured to plan big-car tax

Saturday, June 4, 2022
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Penalising motorists could become the financial stick to get people into EVs VICTORIA’S state government could introduce an “environmental registration levy” on vehicles with engine capacities over two litres to fund a push into zero-emission vehicles. ...
 

SafeBuy is a proud member of the victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce(VACC). Being a pre-purchase car inspection company in Victoria, it is a pleasure to be in good hands. CALL US: 03 8676 7692 https://t.co/79nqY5sGD2 #VACC #Victoria #carinspection #safebuy #bestprice https://t.co/V41QoTnmMC

Thursday, June 2, 2022
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SafeBuy is a proud member of the victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce(VACC). Being a pre-purchase car inspection company in Victoria, it is a pleasure to be in good hands. CALL US: 03 8676 7692 https://t.co/79nqY5sGD2 #VACC #Victoria #carinspection #safebuy #bestprice https://t.co/V41QoTnmMC
 

GoAuto - Dealers in line for EV subsidy

Monday, May 30, 2022
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Funding from Vic govt for EV chargers at dealerships could go national VICTORIAN – and possibly national – new-car dealers are eligible for funding to install EV charging stations at the workplace to support the vehicle fleet. The eligibility for...
 

GoAuto - VACC: Govt has work to do

Monday, May 30, 2022
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Skilled workers, apprentices on list of overlooked priorities that need addressing now POLICY issues affecting Australia’s beleaguered automotive industry as laid out in an industry manifesto need to be immediately addressed by the new federal...
 

GoAuto - VACC awards graduate apprentices

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
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Biggest Aussie auto apprentice provider awards winners as labour shortage continues DURING Australia’s most acute labour shortage in living memory, 248 apprentices have entered the automotive workforce thanks to the Victorian Automotive Chamber of...
 

GoAuto - Live panels to lead AADA convention agenda

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
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EV and used car issues to lead the agenda in live panel sessions at AADA convention ELECTRIC vehicles are bringing major changes to the way cars are bought and serviced, making EVs very topical for dealers and the subject of a special panel at this...
 

GoAuto - Training the key to skills shortage

Sunday, May 15, 2022
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Promises centre on training through TAFE and universities as a panacea to skills shortage THE automotive industry is facing the most serious skills shortage in its history, ravaged by diminished apprentice intake, COVID and business contraction. In...
 

RACV - RACV Club

Sunday, May 15, 2022
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Number plate theft is a big problem in Victoria, with nearly 15,000 numberplate thefts recorded in 2021. Find out why number plate theft is on the rise, which areas are hit the hardest, and what you can do to protect your car. Thieves across...
 

Facebook, Chisholm Institute - Opening up the path for women

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
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Our new Accelerating Women into Automotive program aims to increase the number of women taking up automotive apprenticeships. 🚘 The four-week program, a partnership with the Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce - VACC, is designed to help women cons...
 

The 2022 Lifetime Achievement Awards

Thursday, April 7, 2022
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Following two years of virtual presentations, a full house of invited guests, including sponsors, collision repairers, suppliers, insurers and previous inductees all gathered at the Pan Pacific in Melbourne’s South Wharf to congratulate the four...
 

Australian prime minister opens VACC House?

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
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The new VACC House was officially opened on April 5 by Australian prime minister Scott Morrison and the ceremony was attended by members of the automotive industry, VACC directors, members, and staff. VACC president Mark Awramenko officially welcomed...
 

ASIC gets serious with IDR complaints

Monday, April 4, 2022
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“Updated standards and requirements for Internal Dispute Resolutions (IDRs) will assist financial firms to identify and address systemic issues that arise from complaints,” said ASIC deputy chair Karen Chester. VACC has welcomed the Australian...
 

GoAuto - Vale: Max Kirwan

Saturday, March 26, 2022
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Automotive statesman and long-standing Mazda dealer Max Kiwan dies ONE of Australia’s chief automotive figures and the man who played a key role in the success of car-maker Mazda, the survival of the Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce and amongst...
 

GoAuto - Webinar a vital insight for EV dealers

Sunday, March 20, 2022
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VACC and VADA to host Norwegian dealer speaking on transitioning from ICEs to EVs A RARE chance to hear first-hand of the low and zero-emission vehicle market from a dealer perspective via a webinar is coming to Melbourne this month. The Victorian...
 

GoAuto - Scania unplugs skilled worker crisis

Saturday, March 19, 2022
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Skills shortage eases as Scania adds first of 15 Filipino technicians to its workshop teams A LACK of available experienced technicians across the automotive industry is being remedied at Scania Australia as the first nine Filipino technicians of a...
 

Twitter, @7News Melbourne - There are concerns fuel prices are becoming unaffordable for some Victorian families, with Russia's invasion of Ukraine likely to push prices even higher across the west. To discuss, @mikeamor7 spoke with Geoff Gwilym, CEO of @vaccofficial. https://t.co/5zYfOfohG3 #7NEWS https://t.co/UUxM0qGcIF

Thursday, March 17, 2022
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Twitter, @7News Melbourne - There are concerns fuel prices are becoming unaffordable for some Victorian families, with Russia's invasion of Ukraine likely to push prices even higher across the west. To discuss, @mikeamor7 spoke with Geoff Gwilym, CEO of @vaccofficial. https://t.co/5zYfOfohG3 #7NEWS https://t.co/UUxM0qGcIF
 

AnyAuto - Overdrive Podcast Radio Program Issue 6 – 2022

Saturday, March 12, 2022
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Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that practices what it preaches, most of the time, on the subject of cars and transport. I'm David Brown The times each story appears in the program are noted (mm:ss) News (1:05) Car Sales for February...
 

GoAuto - VACC: Govt must act on promises

Saturday, February 26, 2022
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Chamber’s pre-election recommendations aim to boost the strength of the auto industry ONE of Australia’s key automotive bodies has called for election parties and candidates to honour 35 recommendations to ensure the industry remains strong, vibrant and...
 

GoAuto - Skill shortage to derail PM's electric dreams

Monday, January 31, 2022
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Technician shortfall will undermine Morrison government's ZLEV pledge, says VACC THE VictorianAutomotive Chamber of Commerce (VACC) says Prime Minister Scott Morrison's recent pledge that Australian motorists will own and drive 1.7 million zero and low emissions vehicles (ZLEVs) by 2030 is at risk of being derailed by a severe shortage of qualified technicians.

 

WhichCar - Female apprentice makes her mark in Melbourne

Sunday, January 9, 2022
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A new initiative aims to inspire more young women like Chloe to join the car industry A young female automotive apprentice is showing the blokes how its done – excelling during her first year on the job at a Melbourne dealership. Chloe McLennan, 23,...