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MTAA WELCOMES AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY INQUIRY FINAL REPORT AND URGES GOVERNMENT TO ACT ON RECOMMENDATIONS

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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.

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MTAA supports retention, broadening and change to the Automotive Transformation Scheme

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20 August 2015

MTAA supports retention, broadening and change to Automotive Transformation Scheme

The Motor Trades Association of Australia Limited (MTAA) today welcome the interim report of the Senate Economic References Committee Inquiry in the whole Automotive Industry, but says more work is required and urged government to listen to the calls for change.

MTAA President, Neville Gibb said the MTAA welcomed the recommendations that the Automotive Transformation Scheme (ATS) should not only be retained, but to include changes to accessibility and scope to ensure those who will continue to deliver products, components and new technologies and initiatives are encouraged.

In addition, the MTAA today called for $120million dollars to be set aside from future ATS allocations to be directed to an enormous body of work to re-position reskill and significantly change the qualifications and structure of training delivery and skills enhancement for automotive professions.

 

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The Australian Automotive Industry Summit

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18 August 2015

The Australian Automotive National Summit

More than 30 prominent speakers and panelists are in final preparations for the inaugural Australian Automotive National Summit in Canberra tomorrow and Thursday.

MTAA Limited President, Mr Neville Gibb, says the Summit is one of the largest and most comprehensive gatherings of political, policy, regulatory, automotive industry participants, associations, and connected industry representatives ever assembled in Australia.

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