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It’s a Game Played in Two Halves1

THE MONTH Following a robust June (110,000) July VFACTS was, as expected, much quieter at just over 84,000 reported sales. This reflects the usual pattern of lower demand after the financial year end. That said, June 2021 was up around…

The Future is Electric

Electric vehicle (EV) sales grew over the past year and will continue to do so, with help from the NSW Government’s Electric Vehicle Strategy and nearly $500 million in investment to encourage growth in zero emissions vehicles. The annual report…

Know your state’s EV incentives

The future is electric, that much is clear. Some consumers, like some governments and some Dealers, will be quicker to adapt to that reality than others. AADA put together this visual guide to help you understand what incentives your state…

Consumer wins against Distributor in NCAT proceedings

Background In early 2019, the Consumer sought to purchase a new, premium quality vehicle for work and also, personal use. As driving to various destinations was a significant part of the Consumer’s work, he required a vehicle which had navigation…

Mitsubishi decision sets dangerous precedent

The recent decision by the Supreme Court of Victoria to uphold the finding of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) that Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) and one of its Dealers had deceived and misled a consumer with the…

On-site Convention & Expo Rescheduled for March 2022

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the Australian Automotive Dealer Association (AADA) has decided to reschedule the “2021 Future Focused” Convention & Expo to 8-9 March 2022. The COVID-19 pandemic has played havoc with every aspect of life and made it…

Discussion Paper A Step Towards Franchise Balance

Dealers very often invest millions of dollars in acquiring and operating their new car dealerships. They also operate in a very competitive environment in which they compete against a multitude of other brands whilst endeavouring to meet the onerous expectations…

Auto Franchising Reforms Good News for Dealers

The automotive franchising reforms introduced in July will bring greater fairness to the commercial relations between Australian car Dealers and overseas Manufacturers. The new regulations released as part of significant changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct took effect as…

AADA responds to Productivity Commission

On 10 August 2021, AADA submitted its response to the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report into Right to Repair. The AADA welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback given the automotive industry is somewhat advanced on the issue. With car Manufacturers obliged…