An Australian government group reportedly is calling for auto subsidies to be extended for another five to 10 years, but wants the Australian auto industry to be self-sufficient by 2015. The Productivity Commission, a government review and advisory board, says in a preliminary report that subsidies should be maintained until tariffs on imported vehicles stop. Tariffs are frozen at 15% until 2005, when they will fall to 10%. There has been no decision on tariffs after that time, say ...

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