Labor takes the wheel for mechanics in Melbourne - Media Release

ANDREW LEIGH MP

SHADOW ASSISTANT TREASURER

SHADOW MINISTER FOR COMPETITION AND PRODUCTIVITY

SHADOW MINISTER CHARITIES AND NOT-FOR-PROFITS

SHADOW MINISTER FOR TRADE IN SERVICES

MEMBER FOR FENNER
 
SHIREEN MORRIS

LABOR CANDIDATE FOR DEAKIN

LABOR TAKES THE WHEEL FOR MECHANICS IN MELBOURNE

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

No matter what you kind of vehicle you own, 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 would mean more choice and easier access to repairs for drivers, as well as a level playing field for independent mechanics, who would be able to stay in business as a result.

Labor called for this change more than a year ago but the former minister in charge of the issue, Michael Sukkar, sat on his hands for months before being exiled to the backbench.

Unlike Labor, Scott Morrison and his divided team won’t back independent mechanics in Melbourne over large foreign multinationals.

Labor understands it’s your car and it should be your choice where it gets repaired. It’s time Scott Morrison and his chaotic team stopped being a roadblock and get in the car.

THURSDAY, 11 OCTOBER 2018

Authorised by Noah Carroll, ALP, Canberra.


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