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MTAA supports retention, broadening and change to 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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Australian Automotive Industry Summit

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18 August 2015

The Australian Automotive National Summit

More than 30 prominent speakers and panellists 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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The Australian Automotive National Summit

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The Motor Trade Association of Australia Limited will be holding the inaugural Australian Automotive National Summit at the Hotel Realm Canberra on 19 and 20 August 2015.

The Australian Automotive National Summit will allow policy makers, industry participants and government to elevate conversations around the issues being faced by the automotive industry. The Summit will also provide a platform for exposure to the thinking of innovators, futurists and those developing new product, and to better identify the future opportunities for Australia’s automotive industry.

The outcomes sought are a communiqué containing agreed principles or recommendations from the whole of industry on critical issues and approaches to dealing with those issues in a new industry and government partnership. This will assist government and policy makers to identify and determine actions needed to address current and emerging policy issues.

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