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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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MTAA and AMBRA calls on all motor body repairer business members to back call for a Senate Inquiry into the Motor Body Repair Industry

shutterstock_307558580.jpgThe Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) and the Australian Motor Body Repairs Association (AMBRA) have launched a petition through the new AMBRA website calling for a Senate Inquiry into the role of Insurers in the Motor Body Repair Industry.

The petition has been actioned following a recent AMBRA meeting where growing nationwide concerns were raised as the industry has reached a critical point around the dominance of insurers and the impacts these companies are having on the industry.

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