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Australian Automotive Industry Summit


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


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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Agreement to Access Vehicle Service Repair Information

mtaa signing agreement

The Australian Motor Industry Federation (AMIF) [including the Motor Trades Association of Australia Limited (MTAA), members of both organisations, and their member constituencies, is a signatory to an agreement on the access to service and repair information for motor vehicles reached in December 2014.

The Agreement, between AMIF, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA), the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) and the Australian Automotive Dealer Association (AADA), was overseen by the Federal Government and is the industry response to a 2012 Commonwealth Consumer and Competition Advisory Committee (CCCAC) inquiry.

The Agreement is representative of industry and consumer interests. It aims to provide a safeguard to consumers that service and repair information is available in a timely manner, to the repairer of their choice at a fair and reasonable cost.

The Agreement recognises, as far as practicable, the many issues surrounding access to service and repair information and provides agreed industry principles reflecting a common understanding of how automotive industry participants will deal with these issues. This Code of Conduct document should be read in conjunction with the Agreement.

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