On 8 August 2017, MTAA in conjunction with its member state and territory associations and Senator Nick Xenophon released a landmark report into the Australian Automotive industry that reaffirms an urgent need for a coordinated whole of industry policy and actions to address current and emerging issues in the Australian automotive industry.
The report, ‘Directions in Australia’s Automotive Industry 2017’ confirms that Government inaction risks the industry’s $37.1 billion (2.2% of Australia’s GDP) annual contribution to the Australian economy.
The report details a true picture of the size and scope of Australia’s automotive industry, the current challenges it faces and emerging opportunities and critical policy areas requiring coordinated planning; and calls for a Senate Inquiry into the Australian automotive industry. It also reveals the impacts of a diminishing labour pool and poor perceptions of automotive professions. It also highlights the rapid deployment of technology, and emerging innovations such as hydrogen and electrical propulsion systems, autonomous vehicles and changing consumer behaviours.
This comprehensive document provides the rationale behind much of the MTAA’s and AARA’s advocacy activities.
Please follow the link below to access the media release. Download .pdf
To obtain a copy of the actual report and to access report summaries please use the following link: http://www.vacc.com.au/Directions-Report