Terms of Reference

Pursuant to paragraph 7(1)(g) of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Act 2010, the committee will examine the theft and export of motor vehicles and parts in Australia with particular reference to:

  1. the extent of and trends in national and international trafficking and rebirthing of motor vehicles or motor vehicle parts;
  2. the rates of and trends in motor vehicle theft and the recovery of stolen vehicles in Australia in comparison with other OECD nations;
  3. the insurance implications of motor vehicle theft, including the impact on insurance premiums and state-based variations therein;
  4. the possible export of stolen Australian motor vehicles and parts and the adequacy of Australian export regulations in the context of transnational organised motor vehicle crime;
  5. international agreements and arrangements in connection with stolen Australian vehicles and parts being trafficked to and/or sold in other countries.
  6. the role and/or involvement of serious and organised criminal groups including:
    1. international criminal syndicates, and
    2. the extent to which the exportation of stolen motor vehicles and parts funds criminal activity both in Australia and internationally;
  7. the use of Australian banking and financial systems to facilitate payments related to the exportation of stolen motor vehicles and parts; and
  8. strategies by law enforcement and car manufacturers to reduce motor vehicle theft in Australia, including the use of new technologies.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3419
Fax: +61 2 6277 5809