The Turnbull Government will take a whole of government approach to addressing vehicle emissions with a Ministerial Forum chaired by the Minister for Major Projects Paul Fletcher that will examine vehicle emissions standards in Australia and vehicle testing arrangements.
Minister for Territories, Local Government and Major Projects Paul Fletcher said today that he is working to progress the Norfolk Island reform process— with the aim of stimulating growth in Norfolk Island's economy.
Following the Commonwealth Government's discussions with Audi and Volkswagen Australia, the two companies have announced today that they have commenced voluntary recalls for vehicles fitted with emission defeat devices.
The Australian Government notes that today Audi Australia and Volkswagen Australia have issued public statements providing more information about the Australian impact of the global conduct of the Volkswagen Group in installing emissions defeat devices in certain diesel powered vehicles.
Australian Government officials today met with representatives of VW Australia and Audi Australia to seek clarification regarding the presence of emissions ‘defeat devices’ in vehicles sold in Australia.