Category: Policy Viewpoint

QLD COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS UNIFORM LEMON LAWS

A Queensland report into proposed ‘lemon laws’ has recommended amending the Australian Consumer Law to establish nationally consistent laws applicable to new ‘lemon’ motor vehicles. Late last year the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee presented its report, “Lemon Laws…

AADA ADVOCATES IN WA MOTOR VEHICLE ACTS REVIEW

AADA has highlighted shortcomings in Western Australian legislation that leaves Dealers vulnerable to unfair contract dealings by motor vehicle manufacturers. Following the initial review in August 2013, the WA Government has commenced the Stage Two review of the Motor Vehicle…

SENATE COMMITTEE REJECTS CONTROVERSIAL GREENS BILL

The Environment and Communications Legislation Committee of the Senate has recommended to the Senate that it not pass the Motor Vehicle Standards (Cheaper Transport) Bill 2014. First introduced to the Senate by former leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Christine…

ARE YOUR CONTRACTS FAIR?

AADA joins the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in urging Dealers to closely review the standard form contracts they use when dealing with other businesses. Over the next 12 months we will transition to a new law that offers…

IMPROVED FLEXIBILITY FOR SMALL BUSINESS RESTRUCTURING

As part of the 2015-16 Budget, the Federal Government committed to providing greater flexibility for small businesses when changing their legal structure. To this end, the Treasury has released an Exposure Draft and accompanying explanatory materials for the Tax and…

LANDMARK DEALER SURVEY REVEALS TRUE STATE OF PLAY

The first-ever comprehensive survey of franchised motor Dealers reveals a mixed level of satisfaction amongst Dealers regarding the four pillars of the franchise model. For the first time, the AADA (via automotive specialist accounting firm BDO) gave Dealers the chance…

NFDA SUMMER 2015 DEALER ATTITUDE SURVEY RESULTS REVEALED

UK-based organisation, the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), has just released the findings of its latest Dealer Attitude Survey, conducted in July 2015. NFDA’s role is similar to AADA’s. It represents franchised car and commercial vehicle Dealers, lobbying for their…

Terry Keating appointed new AADA Chairman

Long-serving motoring industry leader and Tamworth native, Terry Keating, is the new chairman of the Australian Automotive Dealer Association, taking over from the retiring Ian Field. The announcement came last month during a board meeting held at the AADA National…