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Trucks are smashing up the roads

Australia’s addiction to truck-based road transport is costing us plenty, in terms of road damage alone. Heavy vehicles cause thousands of times more pavement damage than do cars, EVs and 4WDs.   On October 18, 2023, the High Court of Australia ruled that...
Australia – according to a Douglas Adams fan

Australia – according to a Douglas Adams fan

The following essay was originally attributed to Douglas Adams, the author of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, insightfully viewing Australia and Australians. The fact that this piece was written by an Adams fan – one Jeremy Lee, who posted it on the...
Australia – according to a Douglas Adams fan

The really, really, really dopey country

  Back in 2015 I ran a blog entitled ‘Living in the Dopey Country’. I didn’t think it could get more stupid than that, but I was wrong. In 2017 Australia was even more stupid than it was in 2015 and, by 2021, it got even worse.   Back in...

Toyota 70 Series recall

There have been documented fires in 70 Series vehicles around Australia, caused by dry vegetation getting caught around the hot DPF housing and we’ve been warning potential buyers of this hazard since 2016 and so has Toyota, with a warning label on the driver’s door....

Holden is no more

Holden is no more “God bless the child that’s got his own,” ran the lyrics of the 1941 Billie Holliday song, but their wisdom was lost on 1930s Australian politicians, who allowed General Motors to take over Holden, a long-serving Australian body-building company....