VW saga throws bad light on standards here

Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
Published
Off-the-pace emissions standards in Australia are leaving the door open for car manufacturers and importers to ‘dump’ high-polluting new vehicles in Australia, a Griffith Business School researcher says. The unforgiving focus the Volkswagen emissions scandal has brought on the motor manufacturing industry reveals a failure to impose current international standards in Australia, Dr Anna Mortimore […]

Fringe benefits move to hit motor industry

Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
Published
Kevin Rudd’s overhaul of the fringe benefits tax (FBT) exemption for vehicles may improve the quality of the air Australians breathe, but it is likely to suck the life out of Australia’s ailing car manufacturing industry. This is the assertion of Griffith Business School researcher Anna Mortimore who argues that FBT reform could be tailored […]

Ford closures inevitable in fuel efficient world

Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
Published
A researcher at the Griffith Business School has described Ford Australia’s closures, announced yesterday, as tragic but inevitable. Anna Mortimore says the importance of the international global shift towards fuel efficiency and low carbon emission standards does not appear to have been acknowledged, leading to short-term decisions that have ultimately exposed Australia’s motor manufacturing industry. […]