Category: Policy Viewpoint

Used Car Import Debate Intensifies

An article run by Carsguide about the risks and pitfalls of importing used vehicles on a large-scale into Australia has attracted much attention – including our Kiwi cousins. The Carsguide article contends that while on the surface imported used cars…

Future Franchise Agreement a Hot Topic at Convention

The 2014 AADA National Dealer Convention will take an in-depth look at how changing market trends and laws will demand the need for a changed Franchise Agreement for Dealers. In the last issue of Automotive Dealer, a number of significant…

Dealers Losing Face

As more manufacturers demand a ‘one size fits all’ approach to online dealerships, they are put at risk of losing the critical elements that make them unique. Some Dealers have expressed concern towards the future of their online presence, as…

NADA University Is a Game Changer

For the first time in history, the AADA will make NADA University available to Australian Dealers in a recently approved landmark agreement. Australian dealerships will have a new and outstanding opportunity to increase their knowledge and add valuable skills to…

right to repair

Progress Made As FCAI Repair Information Code Unfolds

The FCAI, in cooperation with AADA, now has a document which (for the most part) has the agreement of all parties following the latest meeting in Canberra. A ‘Code of Practice’ being drafted by the Federal Chamber Of Automotive Industries…

Is Your Freedom of Choice Limited?

Every Dealer should be well aware of third line forcing, how it can impact their business and what solutions are available to them. Third line forcing is prohibited in Australia under section 47 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010…

AADA Supports Small Business And Family Enterprise Ombudsman

The AADA has welcomed the opportunity by the Hon Bruce Billson MP, Minister for Small Business to provide input on the Government’s commitment to transform the Australian Small Business Commissioner into a Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (the Ombudsman)….

Proposed PPSA Changes Good News For Dealers

A significant change to the Personal Properties Securities Act 2009 (PPSA) could make life easier for Dealers. The Personal Property Securities Amendment (Deregulatory Measures) Bill 2014 (Bill) has recently been tabled in Federal Parliament and may change how cars under…

AADA Takes Up Residency In Sir Jack Brabham Building

The AADA is honoured to be taking up residency in the Sir Jack Brabham building in Brisbane. Brabham, who passed away peacefully only a short while ago on May 19, has been mourned the world over. An automotive racing legend,…