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Industry Welcomes Passage of the Road Vehicle Standards Bill

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) welcomes the passage of the Road Vehicle Standards Bill through the Senate.  The Road Vehicle Standards Act will provide the primary framework for motor vehicle standards in Australia.

FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber noted that the Bill’s passage is the culmination of many years’ work to develop the new framework.

“We welcome the passage of the Road Vehicle Standards Bill and congratulate both the Government and the Opposition for their bipartisanship on this very important piece of legislation” Mr Weber said.

“The new motor vehicle industry plays an important role in the lives of everyday Australians, with vehicles remaining one of the most significant household and business purchases.”

Mr Weber also congratulated both major parties for maintaining the integrity of Australia’s motor vehicle supply chain.

“The new Act will ensure that Australian’s have access to new vehicles with state-of-the-art safety technology in a similar timeframe to the rest of the world.”

“We will work with the government in the development of enabling rules to ensure that the Specialist and Enthusiast Vehicle Scheme (SEVs) meets its intent of providing unique vehicles without creating a ‘de-facto’ broad used import vehicle scheme” Mr Weber added.

For more information, contact:
Leigh Obradovic,
Director, Policy
02 6229 8216 / 0438 274 833