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Auto industry criticises Queensland tax grab

30th May 2007

FCAI chief executive Peter Sturrock has criticised the Queensland state government for its decision to increase stamp duty on motor vehicle transfers. FCAI chief executive Peter Sturrock has criticised Queensland Premier Peter Beattie's announcement that the Queensland state government will... More…

Two-wheel sales continue to surge

29th May 2007

Motorcycle sales continue to accelerate as more Australians turn to two wheels. Official retail sales figures released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show that 38,331 motorcycles, scooters and ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) were sold for the first four months to April 30 -... More…

Auto industry urges stamp duty relief

29th May 2007

FCAI Chief Executive Peter Sturrock has urged the South Australian Government to cut stamp duty on new vehicle purchases in the South Australian state budget to be handed down on 7 June. Such a move would encourage the uptake of newer vehicles with more advanced safety features and improved... More…

Boom month pushes car market towards magic million

3rd May 2007

FCAI chief executive Peter Sturrock said that, on the present bullish sales trends, it was very likely that by the end of 2007 the Australian market would reach one million annual motor vehicle sales for the first time ever. Australian motor vehicle sales are on course towards a new all-time... More…