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Epping APCO service station owner finally leaves site after a month barricaded inside
4 days ago

Epping APCO service station owner finally leaves site after a month barricaded inside

A SERVO owner who barricaded himself in his Epping store for a month during a long-running dispute with his franchiser, has finlly left after VCAT got involved.

A tribunal hearing …
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Fruit mix for green fuel
4 days ago

Fruit mix for green fuel

Queensland researchers have been mixing waste from essential oil production with fuel, and found they can still achieve similar performance.

The production of orange, tea tree, eucalyptus and other essential …
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Former staff of an Epping APCO service station owner are backing him despite Fair Work investigation
5 days ago

Former staff of an Epping APCO service station owner are backing him despite Fair Work investigation

SOME former staff of the service station owner barricaded in his Epping store say they are going without heating and are depressed after losing their jobs when a franchise agreement …
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Fair Work explains Reasonable Measures for franchise arrangements
1 week ago

Fair Work explains Reasonable Measures for franchise arrangements

By  •  Legal

It is incumbent on businesses to ensure that they are complying with employment laws, but also that those businesses they partner with in a franchise or similar arrangement are also …
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Transport emissions jump: bring on electric power
1 week ago

Transport emissions jump: bring on electric power

The latest quarterly edition of the National Energy Emissions Audit by The Australia Institute’s Climate & Energy Program shows Australian transport emissions are ramping up thanks to a significant increase in diesel …
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EPA’s cooperative fuel tank program makes for safer service stations
2 weeks ago

EPA’s cooperative fuel tank program makes for safer service stations

An innovative, voluntary checklist from Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) that had hundreds of service stations improving the safety of their underground fuel tanks in 2015 is about to return, …
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NSW Biofuels mandate has failed
2 weeks ago

NSW Biofuels mandate has failed

By  •  Biofuel

In 2007, the then NSW Government passed new laws to mandate the sale of ethanol and biodiesel blended fuels by the State’s larger fuel retailers. The 2007 laws sought to …
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Government should introduce road user charging to replace falling fuel excise revenue
2 weeks ago

Government should introduce road user charging to replace falling fuel excise revenue

The federal government needs to adopt road user charging to recover falling fuel excise revenues before electric car drivers get used to paying nothing, the boss of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia …
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Green religion’s car plan is one giant cost-sucking failure
3 weeks ago

Green religion’s car plan is one giant cost-sucking failure

HAVE you heard about the latest insanity driven by our emissions obsession?

It seems that Australians are going to have to stop buying just about all of the motor cars …
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Franchise industry in firing line as inquiry heats up
3 weeks ago

Franchise industry in firing line as inquiry heats up

In the past few days the scandal-ridden franchise operator Retail Food Group (RFG) appointed a new chief executive to try and put a lid on the overflowing discontent among many of its …
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