Publications

Grant funding opportunity – SA & VIC manufacturing projects

The Australian Government announced in the 2017-18 Budget the $100 million Advanced Manufacturing Fund (the Fund). Part of the Fund is the $47.5 million Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund (the Growth Fund) which runs over 4 years from 2017-18 to 2020-21. There is $16.4 million in grant funding allocated to Round 2 of the Growth Fund … Read more


ACCC calls for reforms to new car retail industry

On 14 December 2017, the ACCC released its final report setting out recommendations it says will improve the new car retail industry for consumers. Importantly for new car dealers, the report recognises that there is a power imbalance between new car retail manufacturers and dealers and identifies a range of potential reforms to address this … Read more


HWL Ebsworth Insurance Review

Welcome to the latest edition of the HWL Ebsworth Insurance Review. We are delighted to bring you content addressing a range of current and emerging insurance issues, trends and cases from across our offices nationally, across various lines of business. We trust you will find this edition of our Insurance Review helpful and informative. Should … Read more


Consultation Begins on Exposure Draft Road Vehicle Standards Bills

The Federal Government yesterday┬áreleased a reform package, including bills designed to replace the existing Motor Vehicle Standards Act. The reform package will includes making the importation of used cars significantly less expensive and expanding existing motor vehicle recall obligations. The Motor Vehicle Standards Act controls the safety, environmental and anti-theft performance of all vehicles entering … Read more


Automotive Industry Group Regulatory Update – December 2017

Welcome to the December 2017 HWL Ebsworth Automotive Industry Group Regulatory Update. HWL Ebsworth seeks to keep you updated with the changing automotive industry environment across new legislation, developing policy and pertinent case law developments. This Update provides essential information for those wanting to stay abreast of the challenges and issues facing the automotive industry. … Read more