Julia Gillard unveils a cash for clunkers policy to get dirtier old cars off the road

imagesAUSTRALIANS who trade in older cars for more fuel-efficient vehicles will be eligible for a $2000 rebate under a new initiative unveiled by Labor.
Julia Gillard also announced stricter compulsory pollution standards for new cars from 2015, adding new elements to Labor’s climate policy. The Prime Minister said the $394 million cleaner car rebate would help take some 200,000 pre-1995 vehicles off the road over four years from January 1, 2011 to the end of 2014.

However, the rebate would only apply when motorists purchased extra-efficient vehicles, such as the Toyota Camry Hybrid, Holden Cruze or Hyundai Getz.

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