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50,000 LESSONS DELIVERING BETTER DRIVERS FOR OUR ROADS
The driver traning program keys2drive has delivered its 50,000th free lesson to novice drivers across Australia.
AAA URGES ACTION ON MISLEADING FUEL PRICE SIGNS
The Australian Automobile Association is concerned drivers are being misled by fuel price signage at many service stations and is calling for greater price transparency.
Andrew McKellar Radio Interview: Right to Repair
Executive Director Andrew McKellar discusses the issue of Right to Repair on ABC Radio National.
FAIRER TAX DEAL NEEDED FOR MOTORISTS
The AAA will urge next week's Tax Forum to support a fairer deal for motorists in regards to taxation.
ACTION NEEDED ON VEHICLE SERVICE AND REPAIR COSTS
The AAA has urged the Federal Government to act decisively to ensure that motorists are guaranteed the right to choose where they have their vehicle serviced, maintained and repaired.
MOTORISTS WILL PAY NO MORE WITH CARBON PRICING
The AAA says that the Federal Government's Carbon Pricing Package released today got it right in placing no extra financial burdens on Australian motorists.
AAA WELCOMES ANNOUNCEMENT THAT PETROL WILL BE EXEMPT FROM CARBON TAX
The Australian Automobile Association (AAA), has welcomed the Prime Minister's announcement yesterday that a carbon tax will not be applied to petrol.
AAA REITERATES THAT ANY CARBON TAX ON FUEL MUST HAVE A CENT-FOR-CENT OFFSET
The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) has again emphasised that any carbon tax on fuel must be accompanied with a cent-for-cent offset.
AAA Questions Recent High Retail Fuel Margins
AAA would like an explanation from the fuel retailers regarding fuel margins, which have recently been significantly higher than normal, especially for diesel.
New AAA Executive Director Appointed
The President of the AAA, Raymond Grigg, today announced the appointment of Mr Andrew McKellar as the Association's new Executive Director. Mr McKellar was previously the Chief Executive of the FCAI.
AAA welcomes the Release of the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020
AAA welcomes the release of the Federal Government's National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS) and its stronger vision for Australia's road safety.
Decade of Action for Road Safety: The Challenge Begins
The Australian Automobile Association has stated that the Decade of Action for Road Safety launched today in Canberra provides an opportunity for Governments to increase their commitment to road safety.
Emphasis on infrastructure funding but still short of the mark
The AAA has tonight welcomed the emphasis on infrastructure spending as part of the Federal Government's 'tough' budget, but is disappointed that fuel excise revenue is still not fully reinvested in land transport.
Australian Government 5-star fleet decision will make real safety gains: States must follow
The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) has today welcomed the announcement that all Australian Government fleet car purchases will be required to have a 5-star ANCAP safety rating from 1 July this year.
AAA Expresses Concern Over Call to Cut Roads Funding
The Australian Automobile Association has today expressed concern over the recommendation by the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) to cut spending on roads.
Raymond Grigg appointed President of FIA Region II (Asia-Pacific Region)
Australia's peak motoring group, the AAA is pleased to announce that AAA President Raymond G Grigg was recently elected as President of FIA Region II (Asia-Pacific Region).
AAA Welcomes Recommendation for Fuel Excise Reduction Under Carbon Tax
The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) has today supported the recommendation by Professor Ross Garnaut for a reduction in fuel excise to compensate motorists for petrol price increases under a carbon tax.
FIA President in Melbourne to lead united campaign on road safety
EVERY year more than one million people are killed and a staggering 50 million are seriously injured world-wide on the roads.
AAA Warns the Government not to Renege on its Commitment to Motorists
Mike Harris, Australian Automobile Association (AAA) Chief Executive, said "The carbon price should be part of the existing fuel excise.
Backward Step for Pedestrian Safety
AAA, Australia's peak motoring body, has today condemned the Australian Government for its withdrawal of the Regulation Impact Statement on Pedestrian Safety before the completion of the public consultation process.
AAA Responds to National Road Safety Strategy 2011-20 Draft for Consultation
Australia's peak motoring body has submitted its response to the NRSS 2011-20 consultation draft and has urged the Federal Government to be more amibitious in its efforts to reduce Australia's road toll.
keys2drive DELIVERS ITS 10,000TH LESSON
The learner driver training program keys2drive has just delivered its 10,000th free lesson – a huge milestone in reducing Australia's road toll by promoting safer driving.