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Repairer penalised for possession of outlawed disposable R134a cylinders

AN AUTOMOTIVE mechanic in Victoria caught with 26 disposable cylinders of R134a has been fined under the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations. Disposable cylinders containing scheduled substances such as R134a are banned in Australia. Inspectors from the Department of … Continue reading

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Auto repair information sharing to become law

THE Australian Federal Government has confirmed it will mandate automotive repair information sharing between vehicle manufacturers and independent workshops, helping level the competitive playing field against dealership service centres. Announcing the intention to make data sharing law late last month, … Continue reading

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NEWS RELEASE: Automotive flammable refrigerants safety guide

NEWS RELEASE For immediate release: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Ground-breaking Australian research behind new automotive flammable refrigerants safety guide World-first study results in free guide to help automotive technicians work safely with flammable refrigerants GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA:  A new guide … Continue reading

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IEA report demonstrates huge role of MAC in reducing indirect and direct emissions

A REPORT by the International Energy Agency (IEA) highlights both direct and indirect emissions caused by automotive air-conditioning, recommending governments take a holistic approach to address these issues that includes the adoption of low-GWP refrigerants, improved system efficiency and increased … Continue reading

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Slow R1234yf uptake called out in Cold Hard Facts

THE latest Cold Hard Facts refrigerant report commissioned by Australia’s Department of the Environment and Energy has decried sales of new vehicles using R1234yf as “statistically irrelevant in 2018”. “Auto makers appear content to continue to supply models with older … Continue reading

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Zero is Australia’s third LandCruiser EV conversion

ADELAIDE based start-up Zero Automotive has launched an electric-converted Toyota LandCruiser called the ZED 70, capable of up to 350km on a charge and primarily aimed at reducing diesel particulate emissions in underground mining applications. It is the third Australian … Continue reading

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AEB uptake could provide opportunity

AUTONOMOUS emergency braking (AEB) is now available on 60 per cent of Australia’s 100 top-selling light vehicles, according to crash-test authority ANCAP, with the inevitable repair and calibration of this and other sophisticated safety systems presenting a huge opportunity to … Continue reading

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St George, Women in Automotive & Toyota boost Women & Leadership scholarships

WOMEN working in the automotive sector are invited to express interest in a limited pool of scholarship funding that has to be allocated by the end of this year. The fee support opportunity has been provisioned by St.George, Women in … Continue reading

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Redarc’s ‘Ultimate Installer’ prize up for grabs

REDARC has launched a competition for trade customers as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations, to say thanks for their on-going support over the years. Up for grabs are five ‘Ultimate Installer’ prize packs each valued at $2,000, comprising products … Continue reading

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VASA member SuperCool Group launches world-first cold chain temperature tracking tech

SUPERCOOL Group, headed by VASA director Mark Mitchell, has launched a suite of products designed to improve standards and practices for the transport and storage of refrigerated food and pharmaceuticals. Through first-hand experience of challenges facing the global cold chain … Continue reading

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