Category: Policy Viewpoint

AADA expects record convention numbers at new Sydney venue

The 2017 AADA National Dealer Convention returns to Sydney in September. AADA is expecting record numbers to attend at the brand new, billion dollar ICC Sydney on Darling Harbour. Under the theme ‘Advancing Innovation, Technology and Engagement’, we have compiled…

AADA ARGUES AGAINST LCT IN PRE-BUDGET SUBMISSION

In a pre-Budget submission to the Federal Government, AADA has argued that the Luxury Car Tax (LCT) is no longer relevant and asked for consideration for the retail automotive sector’s significant contribution to the Australian economy. The Minister for Small…

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…