Senator Nick Xenophon, Senator Sterling Griff, MTAA CEO Richard Dudley, MTAA NSW CEO Stavros Yallouridis, VACC ED Geoff Gwilym, and VACC Research Manager Steve Bletos (author) today released a landmark report into the Australian Automotive industry titled ‘Directions in Australia’s automotive industry: An industry report 2017’. The official report’s release and associated media event were conducted at Anthony Costello’s Automotive Workshop in Fyshwick ACT with media in attendance.
The report reaffirmed the need for the Australian Government to deliver on the recommendations of the 2015 Senate Inquiry. In particular, the report highlighted the need for a coordinated Government and Industry approach to policy development to meet the current and future challenges and opportunities of the Australian Automotive industry.
The Motor Trades Association of Australia Limited (MTAA) today welcomed the tabling in Parliament of the final report of the Senate Economics Reference Committee Inquiry into the Australian automotive industry.
MTAA Chairman, Neville Gibb congratulated and thanked Senators and the Committee Secretariat on the year-long inquiry and final report, arguably the most comprehensive inquiry ever undertaken by Parliament into the whole of the Australian automotive industry.
‘MTAA supports all the recommendations and urges government to take full advantage of the work that has been undertaken and use the recommendations to help lay the foundations for an ongoing vibrant, successful and sustainable automotive industry' Mr Gibb said.
The full report can be read here
The MTAA Press Release on the matter can be read here
The Motor Trades Association of Australia Limited (MTAA) said today’s announcement by the Federal Government to allow personal imports of ‘new’ vehicles from 2018 is illogical, ill-conceived and will significantly increase risk to consumers.
MTAA CEO Richard Dudley said it is a misnomer to masquerade the decision under the auspices of increasing competition and consumer choice.