Category: Australian Automotive Dealer Association

Access To Service And Repair Information: Update

The Agreement on Access to Service and Repair Information for Motor Vehicles 2014 was officially signed by AADA and other organisations last December. After months of negotiations the Agreement, which amongst other items, will govern the information vehicle repairers in…

International Dealer Association Working Group Meet

The International Dealer Association Working Group covered two important agendas at the recent NADA Convention & Expo. Direct sales between OEMs and fleet buyers, and the threat of changing finance and insurance policy were top of the agenda at the…

Australian Dealer Survey: We Want You!

AADA is preparing a nation-wide Dealer Attitude Survey that will uncover important information about the mood of our industry. Australia’s franchised automotive dealers are being invited to participate in a nation-wide survey that will ask important questions about the value…

Policy Matters

In a short space of time, the AADA has brought a number of important policy matters to the attention of Government, media and the wider community. Here’s a brief timeline looking at what’s been achieved as well as upcoming challenges…

Dealer Councils United Under One National Organisation

For the first time in history, a National Dealer Council could be formed to tackle the common issues faced between manufacturers and Dealers. Most vehicle manufacturers in Australia have in place an elected Dealer Council which manages the relationship between…

‘We are Being Heard’

An open dialogue between the AADA and the Australian Federal Government has put the Association in a valuable position to address debates around ‘parallel’ and used imports. Dealers are being bombarded with unnerving news and speculation about the future of…

New Power For The ACCC Likely To Transpire

The Competition and Consumer Amendment (Industry Code Penalties) Bill 2014 (Bill) has been introduced to Parliament, bringing a number of likely changes. The Commonwealth Minister for Small Business, the Honourable Bruce Billson MP introduced the Bill into Parliament in mid-July….

Signed and Sealed

NADA University is well on its way to Australia after a ceremonial signing at the Convention in July. Stakeholders from the National Automobile Dealer Association (NADA), the MTA Institute of Technology (MIT) and the AADA made history at this year’s…