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Issues Paper - Sharing of repair information in the automotive industry


Friday, 15 July 2011

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On 9 March 2011, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, the Hon David Bradbury MP, provided the Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council (CCAAC) with terms of reference to report on the sharing of repair information in the automotive industry.

This issues paper seeks evidence and views about whether consumer detriment is caused by current practices related to the sharing of repair information and whether the benefits of any proposed change to current arrangements would be likely to outweigh the relevant costs.

Making a submission

Interested parties are invited to comment on the issues paper. 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.

Closing date for submissions: Friday, 23 September 2011

Please note: The deadline for submissions on this paper has been extended from 19 August 2011 to 23 September 2011.

Address written submissions to:
CCAAC Automotive Repair Industry Review
c/- The Manager
Consumer Policy Framework Unit
Infrastructure, Competition and Consumer Division
The Treasury
Langton Crescent

Email: CCAAC@treasury.gov.au

For enquiries, please call Darren Magennis on (02) 6263 3980

Documents Available:

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 Acrobat (PDF)

CCAAC Issues Paper  287.08kb

Microsoft Word (RTF) documents

 Microsoft Word (RTF)

CCAAC Issues Paper  629.48kb

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Submissions: Issues Paper - Sharing of repair information in the automotive industry - 30/09/2011
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