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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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VASA VP Brett Meads outlines refrigerant risks to ARTSA Heavy Vehicle Fire conference in Sydney

VASA Vice-President Brett Meads delivered a talk to the Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association (ARTSA) conference about the causes and prevention of heavy vehicle fires in Sydney on August 15. Brett’s presentation provided an overview of the changes in refrigerants used … Continue reading

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Major auto retailer cops heavy fine for importing a bus containing R134a without a permit

IMPORTING a bus with an air-conditioning system containing R134a has landed a “major automotive retailer” in hot water. The News South Wales-based business copped a $12,600 fine under the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act for bringing in equipment … Continue reading

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Campaign to redefine the Oxford Dictionaries definition of ‘car’

DESPITE winning 2019 World Car of the Year, 2019 European Car of the Year and numerous other accolades, the Jaguar I-Pace does not fit the Oxford Dictionaries definition of a car as it is not powered by an internal combustion engine. … Continue reading

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Redarc Electronics celebrates 40 years

TUESDAY August 27 marked the 40th anniversary of Redarc Electronics, which remains to this day a family business and has been owned by Anthony and Michele Kittel for 22 years.  Mr Kittel remarked that he was honoured to have been a part of … Continue reading

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EV & hybrid expert Craig Van Batenburg to train at Wire & Gas 2020

WORLD renowned hybrid and EV repair expert Craig Van Batenburg from the United States is confirmed to train at Wire & Gas 2020 on his first-ever visit to Australia. A workshop owner turned training provider through his Automotive Career Development Center … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking Australian research behind new flammable refrigerants safety guide

A NEW guide on how to work safely on vehicles where it is known or suspected that flammable refrigerants may be present is now available for free download by VASA members and is essential reading. This document is the result … Continue reading

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Industry opposes ‘Retrofit and Modify’ Unit of Competency throughout consultancy process

VASA and other industry bodies including Australian Refrigeration Council and Refrigerants Australia are continuing to oppose the inclusion of a ‘retrofit and modify’ Unit of Competency now that feedback has been invited for draft training products in the Automotive – … Continue reading

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