AUTOMOTIVE CODE – WHAT IT SHOULD COVER AND DOESN’T!

The recent release of the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes – Franchising) Amendment (New Vehicle Dealership Agreements) Regulations 2020 sought to address the power imbalances that exist in commercial arrangements between Dealers and distributors. Below we explain some of the…

THE COVID CREDIT SQUEEZE

While the Federal Government has sought to keep credit flowing in the Australian economy during the COVID-19 economic slowdown, individuals who would normally have no issue financing a vehicle are having their credit applications denied. AADA has heard of many…

FIVE AUTO RECOVERY MEASURES WE’D LIKE TO SEE

Along with many other industries, the retail automotive industry has taken a battering from COVID-19 shutdowns and social distancing measures. With those restrictions now beginning to ease, AADA has come up with a few strategies we’d like to see the…

GOVERNMENT JOINS DEALERS IN CALL FOR GM ARBITRATION

AADA has welcomed the Australian Government’s call for General Motors (GM) and Australia’s Holden Dealers to settle their dispute via arbitration. Several government members made statements in parliament calling out General Motors’ poor treatment of Holden Dealers, as two days…

A YEAR OF INTERESTING TIMES

DROUGHT | BUSHFIRE | HOLDEN CLOSURE | HONDA ANNOUNCEMENT | COVID-19 “May you live in interesting times.” Many believe this statement to be a Chinese curse, although it appears to actually have become a saying via Chinese Whispers rather than…

THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

The outbreak of COVID-19 has prompted the government to restrict various businesses from opening. AADA can advise that at this stage, dealerships will NOT be restricted from opening. The Federal Government’s announcement of a $130 billion package to assist employers…

DEALERSHIP PROTECTION AGAINST CORONAVIRUS

As the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) increases, and a pandemic has been declared, the motor vehicle industry is being severely affected along with all other sectors of our economy. Businesses are being required to make urgent and difficult decisions regarding…

NAVIGATING A PATH THROUGH COVID-19

AADA appreciates that in this difficult time, our partners are offering useful suggestions for strategies Dealers can adopt to cope during this unprecedented crisis. On 30 March, Deloitte Motor Industry Services hosted an online webinar to detail their view on…