A move by Australia’s opposition Senate to force the government to release confidential details on how auto makers spend taxpayer subsidies recently was overturned by the House of Parliament. The Senate’s amendment to the Automotive Transformation Scheme Bill 2009 (ATS) legislation, which established the A$3.4 billion ($3.7 billion) industry-assistance package, would have required the Department of Industry to publicly detail how much funding auto and component makers receive from ...
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