The Australian Government is committed to supporting appropriate commercial dealings and competition in the automotive sector for the benefit of both small businesses and consumers. This includes designing a mandatory scheme for access to motor vehicle service and repair information (the scheme). 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.
On 12 February 2019, Treasury, on behalf of the then Assistant Minister for Treasury and Finance, Senator the Hon. Zed Seselja, released a consultation paper to allow interested parties to provide views on general principles of a possible model for the scheme. The consultation paper formed part of Treasury’s broader public consultation on the scheme during February and March 2019. This paper provides a high-level summary of feedback received and key outcomes from the consultation process.