Category: Australian Automotive Dealer Association

DATA SHARING LAW EXPECTED SOON

The Federal Government is understood to be close to releasing legislation regarding the mandatory sharing of service and repair information. Bodies such as the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) have been campaigning for the Federal Government to introduce a mandatory…

BUDGET RECOVERY MEASURES WELCOME

AADA welcomes October’s Federal Budget as an important step in driving the recovery in the automotive industry and the wider economy. “We hope the measures announced in the Budget will be a shot in the arm for the industry, which…

AADA BACKS MITSUBISHI’S 10-YEAR WARRANTY PLAN

In October, the AADA lodged a submission with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) supporting Mitsubishi’s proposal to introduce a warranty of five years with an additional five years for customers who service their vehicle with a Mitsubishi Dealer….

GREEN SHOOTS ARE GOOD … AND THERE’S A BIGGER STORY

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries’ October 2020 VFACTS media release correctly nailed the key point in the numbers for the month of October – the so-called ‘green shoots’ were well and truly in evidence. Not only that, right across…

FRANCHISE FIGHT A KEYNOTE ISSUE

AADA Chairman Terry Keating dismissed the Federal Government’s proposed voluntary Code of Conduct as “worthless”, while Government Senator David Van committed to continue his support for a fairer deal for franchisees, during the Keynote Session at the AADA 2020 Moving…

MANAGING THROUGH A CRISIS

When COVID-19 hit, there was no playbook on how to respond, how to not just sustain and protect but to prepare businesses for growth post-pandemic. Convention Host, David ‘Macca’ McCarthy, sat down with Paul Scurrah, Former CEO & Managing Director,…

UNFAIR CONTRACT PROTECTIONS STRENGTHENED

AADA welcomes changes to the Unfair Contract Term (UCT) provisions of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) that could result in increased protection for some Dealers, but will continue to push for UCT to protect all franchised Dealers. he Federal Government…

ONLINE CONVENTION A GREAT SUCCESS

AADA 2020 Moving Forward, AADA’s first-ever completely online National Dealer Convention & Expo, was a resounding success, with high participation rates in both workshops and feature sessions. Hosted by industry veteran David McCarthy on 10 and 11 November, the online…

NADA PUTS ITS STAMP ON AUSTRALIAN SENATE

Representatives from AADA’s equivalent body in the United States, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), have testified before the Senate Standing Committees on Education and Employment into the relationship between Australian Dealers and OEMs, providing insight into the rights and…

SENATE COMMITTEE TO REPORT ON DEALER-OEM RELATIONSHIP

The Senate Standing Committees on Education and Employment, which broadened its initial inquiry into the operations of General Motors Holden to include the wider industry, is due to report by December 10. On 24 November, the Senate Inquiry concluded its…