States drive Feds to buy more Australian-made vehicles

By Paul Hemsley and Julian Bajkowski The South Australian and Victorian governments have gone on the offensive to embed Australian made cars into public sector procurement plans for fleet purchasing as a way to prop-up struggling local automotive manufacturers. South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill and Victorian Premier Denis Napthine have demanded that a majority of […]

Car alarm to catch the train

By Paul Hemsley The Victorian government will test if communications technology can warn car drivers that trains are approaching at railway crossings. Before they hit them. After some 600 collisions between trains and cars at railway crossings over the past decade, state transport and safety agencies now want to test systems to determine if the […]

ACT welcomes first electric vehicle

The Australian Capital Territory Government has rolled out the first of its 10 electric vehicles across the ACT Government.   The Mitsubishi iMiEV was selected following a short trial and replaces a conventional petrol driven pool car. It produces zero greenhouse gas emissions and travels up to 100 km between charges.   Chief minister and […]

QLD spends $400k on an armoured vehicle

Queensland has spent $400000 with American based company, Lenco, on an armoured response vehicle (ARV) for the QLD Police Service Special Emergency Response Team (SERT).   Police Minister Neil Roberts said the nine tonne vehicle would add to SERT's tactical options during domestic high risk and counter-terrorist operations.   "The ARV possesses a range of […]


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