Category: Regulation

DATA SHARING LAW EXPECTED SOON

The Federal Government is understood to be close to releasing legislation regarding the mandatory sharing of service and repair information. Bodies such as the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) have been campaigning for the Federal Government to introduce a mandatory…

BUDGET RECOVERY MEASURES WELCOME

AADA welcomes October’s Federal Budget as an important step in driving the recovery in the automotive industry and the wider economy. “We hope the measures announced in the Budget will be a shot in the arm for the industry, which…

AADA BACKS MITSUBISHI’S 10-YEAR WARRANTY PLAN

In October, the AADA lodged a submission with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) supporting Mitsubishi’s proposal to introduce a warranty of five years with an additional five years for customers who service their vehicle with a Mitsubishi Dealer….

SENATOR’S STRONG WORDS ON FRANCHISING

NSW Labor Senator, Deborah O’Neill, who was a strong advocate for Dealers in her role on the Senate Committee inquiry into Holden, joined AADA CEO, James Voortman, in conversation as part of the AADA Policy Update and Industry Overview on…

FRANCHISE FIGHT A KEYNOTE ISSUE

AADA Chairman Terry Keating dismissed the Federal Government’s proposed voluntary Code of Conduct as “worthless”, while Government Senator David Van committed to continue his support for a fairer deal for franchisees, during the Keynote Session at the AADA 2020 Moving…

UNFAIR CONTRACT PROTECTIONS STRENGTHENED

AADA welcomes changes to the Unfair Contract Term (UCT) provisions of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) that could result in increased protection for some Dealers, but will continue to push for UCT to protect all franchised Dealers. he Federal Government…

COLLECTIVE NEGOTIATION ALLOWANCE WELCOME

AADA has welcomed the decision of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to allow franchisees to collectively negotiate with car Manufacturers without ACCC approval. This is a welcome and important development for franchised new car Dealers as it provides…

NADA PUTS ITS STAMP ON AUSTRALIAN SENATE

Representatives from AADA’s equivalent body in the United States, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), have testified before the Senate Standing Committees on Education and Employment into the relationship between Australian Dealers and OEMs, providing insight into the rights and…

SENATE COMMITTEE TO REPORT ON DEALER-OEM RELATIONSHIP

The Senate Standing Committees on Education and Employment, which broadened its initial inquiry into the operations of General Motors Holden to include the wider industry, is due to report by December 10. On 24 November, the Senate Inquiry concluded its…