The MTAA secured an opportunity for the Senate Economics References Committee currently conducting an inquiry into the Automotive Industry, to visit sector businesses in Melbourne, earlier this month.
Four Senators and staff from the Committee visited retail, repair service and associated businesses, hearing first hand from a new car franchised dealer, motor body repairers, tyre retailer and mechanical service provider and an LPG conversion business about matters impacting their businesses. In the context of the Automotive Industry inquiry it was extremely important to provide this opportunity to the Senate Committee to enable them to see and hear first hand from representative member business owners and operators, increase awareness and understanding of problems and opportunities for retail, service repair, recycling and associated businesses, beyond automotive manufacturing.After a morning of business visits, the Senate Committee then convened in Melbourne for a further face-to- face hearing. Again in a rare occurrence the MTAA and CEOs and Executive Director’s were all present at the hearing and provided evidence to the Senate Committee on a wide range of matters of concern to members.
The official transcript has been made available and can be viewed here