The Australian Labor government may be dead, but its now-abandoned auto tax policy is still infecting new vehicle sales. For the third month in a row – since the tax announcement was made – new-vehicle deliveries declined, slipping 3.1% in October to 92,603 units. That followed drops of 2.1% in September and 0.2% in August. New-car sales fell 4.6% in October to 46,939 units for a 10-month total down 0.8% to 469,679. Light-commercial deliveries slid 5.9% to 16,657 units, ...

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