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Do grey imports pose dangers?: The risks you might face privately importing a new car - UPDATE
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10th Feb 2016
9 min read

Do grey imports pose dangers?: The risks you might face privately importing a new car - UPDATE

Heavy hitters within the Australian new vehicle industry have unanimously slammed the government’s proposal to change the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 and allow parallel ‘grey’ importation of near-new cars from 2018. Executives from Porsche, Ferrari, Jaguar Land Rover and Mercedes-Benz, as well as the head of the industry’s peak body, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), have all derided the proposal, which blind-sided many and is widely seen as a policy backflip.
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Mike Costello
July 2015 car sales: Winners and losers
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5th Aug 2015
3 min read

July 2015 car sales: Winners and losers

New vehicle registrations continued their upward trajectory in July, growing 2.7 per cent over the same month in 2014. The July figures of 92,308 units take 2015’s cumulative annual total to 670,735, up 3.2 per cent.
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Mike Costello
Budget 2014 : Automotive Transformation Scheme cuts will hurt workers, say politicians, industry
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14th May 2014
2 min read

Budget 2014 : Automotive Transformation Scheme cuts will hurt workers, say politicians, industry

The Federal Government’s decision to cut hundreds of millions of dollars from the Automotive Transformation Scheme in its 2014 Budget has been criticised by politicians and local industry heavyweights. Treasurer Joe Hockey last night revealed the government would save $618.5 million over eight years by ending the ATS at the end of 2017, after Ford, Holden and Toyota have all ended local production.
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Tim Beissmann
Criticism of local manufacturing 'empty': FCAI chief
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4th Jan 2013
2 min read

Criticism of local manufacturing 'empty': FCAI chief

The head of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), Tony Weber, has criticised the general media for its reporting on the local industry, claiming that local manufacturing is competitive by today's standards. Speaking at the announcement that overall new-car sales reached a record 1.112 million units in this country in 2012, Weber remarked that the figures prove Australians want to buy locally manufactured vehicles.
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Australian automotive industry body urges Government to re-think carbon tax
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14th Jul 2011
1 min read

Australian automotive industry body urges Government to re-think carbon tax

The peak body representing the Australian automotive industry has urged the Federal Government to re-think its carbon tax plan and to work closer with the industry to develop revised legislation. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) says the initial carbon price of $23 per tonne will lead to increased costs to local automotive manufacturers of more than $30 million per year.
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Tim Beissmann
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