Category: Policy Viewpoint

MISSED OPPORTUNITY IN FEDERAL BUDGET

AADA is disappointed the Federal Budget has retained inefficient new car taxes and missed the opportunity to reward consumers and local businesses. “The first budget since the cessation of local passenger vehicle manufacturing provided the Government with an opportunity to…

ADVOCACY AT WORK: GET INVOLVED IN AADA 2018

Since AADA reformed in 2013 we have massively increased the amount of advocacy work we do on behalf of Dealers. We have formed relationships with governments and with regulators such as the ACCC and ASIC. Thanks to these relationships AADA…

POLITICAL PRESENCE AT CONVENTION PROVES POWER OF ADVOCACY

The presence of Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack, and high-ranking Opposition MP, Anthony Albanese, at the 2018 AADA National Dealer Convention is a sign of the growing power of the advocacy work AADA does on behalf of its members. As…

MEET YOUR AADA TEAM

In our endeavours to represent the interests of Australia’s retail automotive Dealers, AADA has put in place a highly experienced, qualified team of professionals. Together they share decades of experience and a passion for our industry that drives them to…

USED CAR IMPORTS NOT THE ANSWER

The AADA CEO David Blackhall wrote an opinion piece on the issue of used car imports. The article came off the back of Senator David Leyonhjelm’s article in the Australian Financial Review, in which he expressed support for the wide…

ACCC STUDY SHOWS NEED FOR FRANCHISE CODE

The ACCC’s new car retailing industry market study clearly demonstrates the need for a new car retail industry code. The question is, what should it look like? The ACCC’s final report examined the relationship between new car Dealers and vehicle…

NEW CAR DEALERS MUST HAVE AN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY CODE

The ACCC can significantly improve consumers’ new car retail experiences in Australia by recommending the adoption of an Automotive Industry Code when it publishes its findings from the New Car Retail Industry Market Study, expected before year end. In a…

AADA DELIVERS INPUT INTO REFORMS TO SALE OF ADD-ON INSURANCE

A response to ASIC in October by the Australian Automotive Dealer Association on the sale of add-on insurance and warranties made it clear it would support reform proposals that lead to better consumer outcomes, informed decision making, improved sales processes,…

AADA WELCOMES MANDATED COMPREHENSIVE CREDIT REPORTING

The Australian Automotive Dealer Association (AADA) has welcomed the decision by the Turnbull Government to legislate mandatory comprehensive credit reporting (CCR) from 1 July 2018. Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison, said the Government had made it clear in the Budget that…