Infrastructure in Australia is looking for public submissions on reducing costs and improving safety. You can make submissions at the link below.
Recently Holden, Ford, and Toyota have announced that they are pulling manufactuering out of Australia. The high costs associated with building cars has made the companies look for alternatives. Losing jobs is always a bad thing, but in a global marketplace, a company has to be able to compete in order to be profitable, and survive.
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"On 16 January 2014 the Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, the Hon Jamie Briggs MP, approved the Terms of Reference for a comprehensive review of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 with a view to reducing regulatory costs to business and individuals and improving the safety and environmental performance of road motor vehicles."