End to taxpayers’ support for carmakers recommended

The Productivity Commission report endorsed a Federal Government move to scrap the Automotive Transformation Scheme after Holden, Ford and Toyota end their manufacturing in Australia.

The Federal Government has also been urged to consider removing a 5 per cent tariff on imported vehicles once the local carmakers close their operations.

A final report on the future of Australian car manufacturing has recommended federal and state governments give no further taxpayer support to carmakers.

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