Automotive industry review steering committee

A steering committee was established which includes representation from the Motor Trades Association (NT), Automobile Association of the NT and the departments of business and transport. The committee developed a report for government’s consideration focusing on presenting industry feedback and options regarding:

  • written off vehicles. The consultation with industry on legislative amendments for written off vehicles will be managed within the first two months of the review period.
  • guidelines relating to management of vehicle sales within the road reserve
  • a review of part 10 of Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading Act with respect to the above for unlicensed dealers
  • a regulatory regime for vehicle repairer standards (encompassing repair standards and parts standards), and
  • a regulatory regime for a Motor Vehicle Insurance and Repair Industry Code of Conduct.

Steering committee members

  • Peter Donovan, Executive Director of Motor Trades Association (NT)
  • Edon Bell, General Manager Automobile Association of the Northern Territory (AANT)
  • Tim Johnston, Dealer Principal / Director Hidden Valley Ford, Motor Trades Association (NT) Vice President and Director of Red Earth Automotive
  • Michael Tennant, Chief Executive Officer, Department of Trade, Business and Innovation
  • Clare Gardiner-Barnes, Chief Executive, Department of Transport.

Final report and NT Government response

The Minister for Business released the Automotive Industry Review Report and the government's response to the report's recommendations on Tuesday 1 March 2016. Download a copy of the report and the government's response:

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