Australia's Automotive Manufacturing Industry
This inquiry has concluded. The final report was sent to Government on 31 March 2014 and released on 26 August 2014.
The Australian Government asked the Commission to undertake an inquiry into public support for Australia's automotive manufacturing industry, including passenger motor vehicle and automotive component production.
The Commission was asked to:
- examine national and international market and regulatory factors affecting the industry
- identify and evaluate possible alternative public support mechanisms
- identify any significant transition issues or adjustment costs that may arise from alternative support mechanisms or policy changes and how they might be best managed
- assess the significance of the capabilities within the industry, its direct employment and economic benefits, and its secondary impacts on other sectors of the economy
- quantify the costs and benefits of existing and alternative assistance mechanisms.
The Commission undertook public consultation, inviting public submissions and releasing a preliminary findings report to the public.
- Government's Response - On 26 August 2014, the Productivity Commission's final report was tabled and the Government's response was released (external link)
- Government supports automotive industry transition - Media release from the Minister for Industry (external link)
- Commission commences examination of automotive industry support - Joint media release from the Minister for Industry and the Treasurer (external link)
- About the public inquiry process