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Access to service and repair information

22nd October 2014

FCAI members have, for many years, provided independent repairers with access to automotive service and repair information. This fact is reflected in the findings of a 2012 Treasury review, which found that there is no evidence of consumer detriment relating to access to service and repair... More…

Sharing of service and repair information in the automotive industry

17th October 2014

A 2012 Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council (CCAAC) review found that there does not appear to be any evidence of systemic consumer detriment regarding the sharing of service and repair information in the automotive industry. To ensure this continues to be the case, CCAAC recommended... More…

Motorcycle sales steady in 2014

8th October 2014

Road motorcycles continue to be a popular choice in 2014, with Australians purchasing 10,744 new road motorcycles in the third quarter of 2014—bringing the year-to-date total to 32,416. The 32,416 sales represent a 3 per cent increase on September 2013 sales. Releasing the 2014 third... More…

New car sales rise 2.5% in September

3rd October 2014

Australians bought 94,978 new passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles last month—2.5 per cent (2,316) more than in September 2013.  Releasing the September 2014 VFACTS figures, FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said sales continue to grow significantly in the SUV segment, with 14.6... More…

FCAI opposes Automotive Transformation Scheme cuts

24th September 2014

Reducing the Automotive Transformation Scheme (ATS) will have serious consequences for the 45,000 workers directly employed, and the more than 100,000 workers indirectly employed in the automotive sector, around Australia. Calling on the Parliament to reject the ATS Amendment Bill introduced in... More…

FCAI Media Statement—Review of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act

4th September 2014

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) is undertaking a comprehensive review of the Government’s Options Discussion Paper for the 2014 Review of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act, which was released today.  The Motor Vehicle Standards Act1989 is a complex piece of... More…

Vehicle market down in August

3rd September 2014

Australia’s new car market fell 5.5 per cent in August 2014, compared to August 2013, with 88,157 new passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles sold. Releasing the August 2014 VFACTS figures, FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said sales fell predominantly in the passenger car segment, with... More…

FCAI interim statement—PC report

26th August 2014

The FCAI welcomes the Australian Government’s comments, today, that they have no intention of allowing Australia to become the dumping ground for other countries’ old second-hand vehicles. The comments follow the release of the Productivity Commission’s final report for their... More…