Category: Policy Viewpoint

IS THIS WHAT WE WANT FOR AUSTRALIAN CONSUMERS?

The Federal Government is putting Australian consumers at risk by allowing personal importation of new and near-new vehicles from 2018. Already we are seeing advertisements from foreign car-sellers looking to steal a march on our local market, which will, as…

AADA Notice of AGM

Dear member, This is to advise you of the upcoming annual general meeting of the members of the Australian Automotive Dealer Association Limited. The details of this meeting are as follows: Date: TUESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2016 Time: 2.30pm Place: AADA…

LUXURY CAR TAX EXEMPTION

The Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No. 2) Bill 2016 provided for an exemption for certain public institutions that import or acquire luxury cars for the sole purposes of public display. Currently, if a public museum or art…

ASIC TO PROHIBIT FLEX-COMMISSIONS IN CAR FINANCE MARKET

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has been conducting a review of commission arrangements in the car finance market for a number of years. Its findings will have a significant impact on the way Dealers conduct or continue business…

NTC SEEKS AUTOMATED VEHICLE CLARIFICATION

The National Transport Commission (NTC) has issued a discussion paper seeking clarification of what is required for automated road and rail vehicles to legally operate across Australia. The paper is based on a review the NTC conducted into the existing…

AUSTRALIAN CONSUMER LAW REVIEW

The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) – a single generic consumer protection law that applies across Australia – commenced on 1 January 2011. This is the first review since the law was implemented and applies to OEMs and Dealers in terms…

INDEPENDENTS NOT COMPLYING WITH SERVICE AND REPAIR AGREEMENT?

Signatories to the Access to Service and Repair Information Agreement (Agreement) have discussed anecdotal evidence that independent repairers and body panel repair shops are not complying with Principle 3 of the Agreement, which states: “The consumer is entitled to full…