Review of Australia's automotive industry: final report

The recommendations in this review of the Australian automotive industry are predicated on changing the behaviour of automotive firms and the industry to make them more competitive and better able to meet global challenges, including the move to a lower carbon environment. The report proposes new transitional arrangements to enable the Australian automotive industry to be world-competitive and viable. Key recommendations cover: 1. replacing the current Automotive Competitiveness and Investment Scheme with a new and retargeted Global Automotive Transition Scheme designed to support research, development, design and export; 2. bringing forward the government's Green Car Innovation Fund; 3. contributing to a short-term restructuring fund to assist the automotive supply chain to improve economies of scale; 4. reducing the passenger motor vehicle tariff from 10 to 5 percent by 2010; 5. including road transport in an emissions trading scheme; 6. encouraging automotive exports through expanded free trade agreements; 6. expanding access to overseas automotive supply chains; 7. harmonizing state and territory passenger motor vehicle taxes; and 8. establishing a new Automotive Industry Innovation Council to provide advice and oversight in relation to the new transitional arrangements.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 190p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01385648
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 7:08PM