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‘Dud data’ blurs auto industry future

Who knew: Australia has an auto industry future with manufacturers such as South Australia's Supashock who enlisted V8 Supercar legend Mark Skaife to publicise its new range of offroad dampers last year.

Aftermarket association calls for national auto manufacturer audit to aid revival

General News logo22 Apr 2016

By RON HAMMERTON

- Australia has only the vaguest idea of what the future holds for its motor industry because of a lack of clear, reliable data on existing manufacturers in the sector, according to the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA).

- Speaking to GoAuto on the sidelines of the association's Australian Auto Aftermarket Conference in Melbourne this week, AAAA senior manager of government relations and advocacy Lesley Yates said Australia badly needed a national audit of the industry so government assistance programs could be better targeted on companies with a good chance of survival in the wake of the closures of Ford, Holden and Toyota.

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