The Government has committed to supporting appropriate commercial dealing and competition in the new car retail supply chain for the benefit of both small businesses and consumers. This includes considering the design of a mandatory scheme for access to motor vehicle service and repair information. This scheme would provide a level playing field in the sector and allow consumers to have their vehicles safely repaired by the repairer of their choice. The purpose of this consultation is to gauge the suitability of possible elements of a mandatory scheme for the sharing of motor vehicle service and repair information and the establishment of a Service and Repair Information Sharing Advisory Committee. Subject to the outcome of consultation on these elements, the Government intends to implement a scheme in 2019. This implementation would include a further period of public consultation on the full detail of provisions to be included in the scheme.
You can submit responses to this consultation up until 11 March 2019.
Interested parties are invited to comment on this consultation.
While submissions may be lodged electronically or by post, electronic lodgement is preferred. For accessibility reasons, please submit responses sent via email in a Word or RTF format. An additional PDF version may also be submitted.
All information (including name and address details) contained in submissions will be made available to the public on the Treasury website unless you indicate that you would like all or part of your submission to remain in confidence. Automatically generated confidentiality statements in emails do not suffice for this purpose. Respondents who would like part of their submission to remain in confidence should provide this information marked as such in a separate attachment.
Legal requirements, such as those imposed by the Freedom of Information Act 1982, may affect the confidentiality of your submission.
How to respond
Address written submissions to:
Mandatory Motor Vehicles Scheme
Consumer and Corporations Policy Division
Parkes ACt 2600