The Federation of Automotive Products Manufacturers (FAPM) is an association of manufacturers engaged in the production of a comprehensive range of automotive products. It was formed in 1958 and currently consists of some 80 member companies.
FAPM is recognised by politicians, government officials and the industry at large as "The Voice of the Automotive Components Industry". Regular consultation is maintained with State and Federal Governments, the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science and Research and the vehicle builders to discuss matters affecting the industry.
Learn more about FAPM and FAPM membership.
Automotive Transformation Scheme Amendment Bill 2014
On 25 November 2014, the Senate referred referred an inquiry into the future of Australia's automotive industry to the Senate Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 1 November 2015.
This follows a dissenting report on the Automotive Transformation Scheme Amendment Bill 2014 by the Senate Economics Legislation Committee that can be found here.
The new inquiry will be a wide ranging review concerning all aspects of the future of Australia's automotive industry. The terms of reference can be found here.
Submissions close on 29 May 2015 and can be made via the Parliamentary website found here.
New Government Grants
Entrepreneurs Infrastructure Programme (EIP)
The Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme is the Australian Government’s flagship initiative for business competitiveness and productivity at the firm level. It forms part of the Australian Government’s new industry policy outlined in the Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda. This Agenda is a business-focused element of the Australian Government’s broader Economic Action Strategy and brings together and builds upon other economic reforms to make the most of Australia’s strengths and business opportunities.
For more information visit business.gov.au.
Automotive Diversification Programme (ADP)
The Automotive Diversification Programme (ADP) is part of the Federal $155m Growth Fund.
The ADP is a competitive merit-based grants programme and forms part of the Growth Fund initiative. The programme will assist Australian automotive supply chain companies to diversify out of the domestic automotive manufacturing sector and thereby retain manufacturing capability in Australia.
Information on how to apply and the application form are available at business.gov.au.
For enquiries about the ADP please email ADP@industry.gov.au or call 13 28 46.
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