Category: Policy Viewpoint

AADA/FCAI Discussions Help Forge Future Success

Key figures from the AADA, FCAI and several OEMs informally met and discussed how an open dialogue will help ensure the strength of our shared industry. In mid-September, the AADA was invited to participate in an informal dinner which included…

CHASING PHANTOM INFORMATION

Whilst some other auto industry associations insist that service and repair information is not available to independent repairers, evidence continues to suggest that it is. In recent times, the campaign for access to repair information has been reignited by some…

Final Submission On Used and Grey Imports Lodged

AADA has provided its most critical submission to the Government advocating against large-scale used car importation for the good of consumers, the auto industry and the economy. The AADA has worked tirelessly this year rallying in favour of a continued…

Wheels In Motion For Australian Dealer Council

The Chairs of National Dealer Councils, or their representatives, met on the 20th of November to hear the AADA’s plans for greater motor dealer advocacy. The meeting, which also included a plan to create the Australian Dealer Council, was well-received…

Progress Made On International Dealer Association Dialogue Group

Much progress has been made, following the landmark decision earlier this year by key international Dealer Associations to informally work together on common issues. As reported in previous Automotive Dealer issues, there’s been a strong desire from many of the…

Official Recognition CEMENTS AADA’s Authority

AADA Limited (AADA) has been granted new powers to protect and represent Dealers after official recognition from the NSW Department of Finance & Services. On 26 September 2014 AADA was classified by the New South Wales State Department of Finance…

The meaning of ‘Good Faith’

After months of consultation the Government released the final version of the Franchising Code of Conduct (new Code) on 3 November 2014, replacing the old Code from 1 January 2015. It is the most significant review of the Franchising Code…

Harper Review Competition Policy Draft Report RELEASED

Australia’s first comprehensive review of competition laws and policy in 20 years is well underway and will have serious implications for auto dealers. Earlier this year Automotive Dealer reported the Government’s intention to conduct the most substantial review of Australian…

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…