Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Ministerial Forum On Vehicle Emissions Resumes Work

Media Release


29 August 2016

Joint release with:

Josh Frydenberg MP

Minister for the Environment and Energy

The Ministerial Forum on Vehicle Emissions has met to progress the Turnbull Government's commitment to reduce Australia's vehicle emissions.

Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher and Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg resolved to advance the work the Forum started before the federal election.

“The Ministerial Forum was established to examine options to reduce emissions from motor vehicles and improve air quality in our cities,” Mr Fletcher said.

“We are determined to build on the consultations we initiated prior to the election and deliver emissions reductions in our vehicle fleet.

“The Turnbull Government recognises that the vehicle emissions reform agenda raises issues which need to be carefully considered, including for their impact on motorists, the automotive sector and others.”

Mr Frydenberg said vehicles account for around 17 per cent of Australia's emissions and reductions in this area were an important part of the Turnbull Government's broader strategy.

“The Government has committed to reducing Australia's greenhouse gas emissions so they are 26–28 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030,” Mr Frydenberg said.

“Since the Forum was announced in October, we have held formal roundtable discussions with industry and consumers and have invited the public to comment on a vehicle emissions discussion paper.”

Some 80 submissions have been received and will inform the development of draft regulatory impact statements on emissions. fuel efficiency measures and fuel quality standards. The Government expects to release these impact statements before the end of the year for public comment.

The interdepartmental working group supporting the Forum will then report in the first half of 2017 on a draft implementation plan for new measures.