Labor takes the wheel for mechanics in central Queensland - Media Release

ANDREW LEIGH, SHADOW ASSISTANT TREASURER AND SHADOW MINISTER FOR COMPETITION AND PRODUCTIVITY

MURRAY WATT, LABOR SENATOR FOR QUEENSLAND

RUSSELL ROBERTSON, LABOR CANDIDATE FOR CAPRICORNIA

LABOR TAKES THE WHEEL FOR MECHANICS IN CENTRAL QUEENSLAND

Labor is driving a better deal for car owners and independent mechanics with a plan to make timely access to technical information a reality.

Whether you own a Toyota Corolla or a Ford Ranger, everyone should be able to choose where they get their car serviced. But independent repairers are struggling to get fair access to the standard service information they need.

Under Labor, car manufacturers will have to share the same technical information with independent mechanics that they currently provide to authorised dealers.

This will not only deliver savings to drivers - who will have better choice and easier access to repairs - but also create a level playing field for independent mechanics who will be able to stay in business as a result.

Labor called for this change more than 12 months ago, but the Turnbull Government sat on its hands while independent mechanics have been going to the wall.

Unlike Labor, Michelle Landry and Malcolm Turnbull won’t back independent mechanics in Central Queensland over large foreign multinationals.

Labor understands it’s your car and it should be your choice where it gets repaired.

Now it’s time for Michelle Landry to stop putting Malcolm Turnbull and big business first, and start fighting for small businesses in Central Queensland.

ENDS

Authorised by Noah Carroll ALP Canberra


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