Category: Policy Viewpoint

AIG Regulatory update

Commercial law firm, HWL Ebsworth, have released their annual Automotive Industry Group Regulatory Update, providing their view on new, current and proposed legislation. The 25-page document deals with amendments to Australian Consumer Law (ACL), unfair contract provisions and The Motor…

ACCC NEW CAR RETAILING INDUSTRY MARKET STUDY

As readers will be aware, the ACCC has been studying the new car retailing business. In October it released an Issues Paper to which AADA responded in November. The study is examining: consumer guarantees, warranties and new cars fuel consumption,…

ACL REVIEW UPDATE

On 14 October 2016, Consumer Affairs Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) presented the Interim Report on the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) Review. The Interim Report follows the ACL Review Issues Paper, released in March 2016, which attracted more than 160…

TALKS CONTINUE WITH ASIC ON F&I REVIEW

AADA continues to work with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) relative to ASIC’s review of Finance and Insurance arrangements in the retail automotive industry. AADA is working closely with ASIC in an attempt to address the regulator’s concerns…

COMPETITION LAW AMENDMENTS: EXPOSURE DRAFT CONSULTATION

The Australian Government, on 5 September 2016, released the Exposure Draft and Explanatory Materials for the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Competition Policy Review) Bill 2016, which notably features the introduction of an ‘effects test’ to the Competition and Consumer Act…