Australia: State subsidy for Holden
On 22 March 2012, the Prime Minister of Australia announced a joint investment of Austrlian government bodies and the car maker Holden, a subsidiary of General Motors.
On the condition that the car maker continues to produce in Australia until 2022, Australian federal and state governments have provided AUD 275 million (USD 285 million) to support Holden in the development and production of more energy efficient cars. As part of the deal, Holden has commited "more than a billion" Australian Dollars to the same project.
Any Evidence-Based Deliberation:
|Is there anything in the public record to suggest that evidence of the effectiveness of the proposed measure was considered during official deliberations?|
|Is there any evidence that alternatives to the proposed measure were considered?|
|Is there anything in the public record that suggests that empirical evidence informed the comparison across the alternatives available to government?|
|Was such evidence identified?|
|Is such evidence publicly available?|
|Did the official decision-maker in question provide an explanation as to why a chosen measure was favoured over alternatives?|
|Is there any evidence to suggest that potentially affected trading partners were consulted before the measures were taken?|
|Is there any evidence that safeguards have been put in place to ensure that implementation of the initiative is transparent and non-discriminatory?|
|Did the government state its intention to review the measure within one year of implementation?|
Date of inception: 22 Mar 2012
GTA Evaluation: Red
Australian Prime Minister. (22 March 2012). Speech to GM Holden, Canberra. Available at http://www.pm.gov.au/press-office/speech-gm-holden-canberra