Category: Policy Viewpoint

BLACKHALL TO CONSULT AS TRANSITION PLAN TAKES SHAPE

AADA CEO, David Blackhall, will reduce his full-time commitments at the end of his current contract on 30 June 2019. AADA is delighted that David will continue in a consultancy and advisory capacity to the AADA for a further six…

AADA TO WORK WITH GOVERNMENT ON POINT OF SALE EXEMPTION

AADA will work with the Federal Government to ensure the Government’s decision to abolish the point of sale exemption for retail Dealers providing car finance does not hurt the industry. The decision, based on a recommendation in the Banking Royal…

DEALERS SUPPORT EV REVOLUTION

AADA has welcomed the release of a report by the Senate Select Committee Inquiry into Electric Vehicles, but disagrees with its suggestion that Australia’s retail automotive Dealers were failing to promote growth in EV sales. The report was critical of…

AADA GATHERS FRANCHISE CODE INTEL AT NADA

As we move towards adoption of the Automotive Code of Conduct, AADA took the opportunity, during our Study Tour of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention in January, to pick the brains of our colleagues from the US, the…

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…