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    Tesla has announced the Tesla Resale Value Guarantee. A new program that assures Australian customers that the future resale value of Model S will be among the highest of any premium sedan made in volume. The Resale Value Guarantee provides a low risk option to eligible customers, allowing them...
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    Ford is investing more than $300 million in Australia and part of that money will go to sponsoring the Australian Regional For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Robotics Competition (FRC). The FRC competition is an internationally acclaimed program that aims to ignite passion in young participants aged...
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    Motorsports is as much entertainment as it is a sport and in 2015, it’s big business. V8 Supercars and Formula 1 have both signed multi-million dollar deals to shift broadcasting of their sports to payTV provider Foxtel. In the case of the V8s, fans of the sport really have...

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