TACC proposes that there needs to be a system in place for the inspection of the roadworthiness of light motor vehicles five years of age and older at the change of ownership. Consumers are currently offered limited consumer protection when purchasing a used light vehicle in Tasmania. The state falls behind the protections offered to motorists in Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT); the States and Territory that, combined, make up the vast majority of Australia’s population.Tasmania has Australia’s oldest vehicle fleet with an average age of 11.9 years and the country’s lowest paid workers. Tasmania is a state in need of greater consumer protection.
TACC has prepared a paper that constitutes a submission on the subject. Read more here.