Category: Policy Viewpoint

WHY WE NEED A DEALER-SPECIFIC CODE?

The Case for an Industry-specific Code When the Franchising Code of Conduct was introduced in 1998 it was designed – within the framework of Australia’s competition and fair trading laws – to specifically regulate the conduct of franchisors toward franchisees….

LABOR WILL INTRODUCE AUTOMOTIVE FRANCHISE CODE

A Shorten Labor Government would grant AADA’s wish and implement an industry-specific Automotive Franchise Code of Conduct. Shadow Assistant Treasurer, Dr Andrew Leigh MP, made the announcement when speaking at the AADA Macquarie General Session at the 2018 AADA National…

ACCC CONSIDERING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING EXEMPTION

Introduction Collective bargaining enables businesses to protect their mutual interests by allowing them to negotiate agreements as a group. Australian competition law currently prevents businesses from collectively bargaining unless formal approval is given by the ACCC. “Businesses can sometimes be…

TO QUOTE OR NOT TO QUOTE, THAT IS THE QUESTION

The ethical dilemma of continuing to impose a Luxury Car Tax in Australia’s post-manufacturing environment has been well aired in this magazine, and rightly so. However, regardless of whether the industry thinks it is conceptually a ‘bad’ tax, whether the…

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION – THE FUTURE OF AUTO

This year the AADA Conference proved to be a great opportunity for women in automotive to connect and start well overdue dialogue around diversity and inclusion in our industry. Following on from this a Collab[oration] Day was held in November…

Car ownership here to stay: Wes Lutz

Consumers are nowhere near ready to give up their personal vehicles in favour of ride-sharing, NADA chairman Wes Lutz, told the keynote session of the 2018 AADA National Dealer Convention on Tuesday. Mr Lutz expressed his pride in the industry…

The new AADA – five years on

It is five years since the new AADA was reconstituted with the aim of providing a strong, united voice on behalf of retail automotive Dealers. AADA chairman, Terry Keating; CEO, David Blackhall, and former chairman, Ian Field, got together to…

DOUG DICKSON RETIRES AS AMDC CHAIRMAN

The inaugural Chairman of the Australian Motor Dealer Council, Doug Dickson, has decided to retire from his position after three very successful years. In that time Doug, previously Managing Director of Mazda Australia, has successfully brought together the chairs of…

AADA SEEKS TO ADDRESS EV INQUIRY

AADA is seeking to appear before a Senate Select Committee on Electric Vehicles prior to the committee reporting its findings on October 17. AADA has also lodged a submission to the inquiry into the use and manufacture of electric vehicles…