Category: Policy Viewpoint

right to repair

Whose Right to Repair?

While the controversial ‘Right to Repair’ debate has gripped automotive industries on a global scale, in Australia it’s also uncovered the importance of an unbiased association for Dealers. A debate has waged between Australian automotive manufacturers, Dealers and independent repairers…

customers in dealership

Interest Rate Enquiry Could Affect Dealership Profitability

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is conducting an enquiry into how interest rates are set for consumers in Australian dealerships at point of sale. The enquiry will focus particularly on the mechanics of finance arrangements that are set…

A Luxury We Can Do Without

Since the year 2000, members of the automotive industry have been united in their disdain for the infamous luxury car tax – in 2014 the AADA will rally for its abolishment. Not many tax policies experience complete and even support…

AADA Puts Microscope on Franchise Agreements

The importance of the Dealer franchise agreement cannot be underestimated. This significant document is the guiding force Dealers rely on as they invest substantially in dealership ownership. In recent years, changes to Australian manufacturing, vehicle advertising and consumer spending habits…