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Press Releases

MTAA and State and Territory Associations secure historic agreement for thousands of member businesses to access repair information

The Motor Trades Association of Australia Limited (MTAA) and its State and Territory Motor Trades Association and Automobile Chamber of Commerce Members welcomes the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) decision to recommend a mandated scheme to allow the nation's mechanical and motor body repairers fair and reasonable access to repair information.

The recommendation, contained in the ACCC interim New Car Retailing Market Study report issued this morning, acknowledges the significant advocacy, representation and leadership MTAA and Members have provided on behalf of its thousands of member businesses.

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Landmark report underscores need for Government recognition and action to secure an agile and sustainable automotive industry

A landmark report launched today by Senator Nick Xenophon reaffirms an urgent need for a coordinated whole-of-industry policy and actions to address current and emerging issues in the Australian automotive industry.

The report, ‘Directions in Australia’s Automotive Industry 2017’ confirms that Government inaction risks the industry’s $37.1 billion (2.2% of Australia’s GDP) annual contribution to the Australian economy.

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Personal motor vehicle importation decision illogical, ill-advised and ad hoc


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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.

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