Category: Australian Automotive Dealer Association

Visionary Leadership: A Sneak Peek into AADA 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of the automotive industry, leadership isn’t just about steering a company forward; it’s about driving progress collectively. As we gear up for the much-anticipated 2024 AADA Convention and Expo (AADA 2024), themed “Driving Forward Together,” we…

Outgoing AADA Chairman, Terry Keating, with 2018 NADA Chairman, Wez Lutz, at the 2018 AADA Chairman's Dinner

Terry Keating Departs After Six Years of Leadership

AADA acknowledges outgoing Chairman Terry Keating for his leadership and guidance over the past six years. Terry has played a significant role in establishing AADA, the peak Dealer association in Australia, now widely recognised by Dealers, Government, regulators and other…

AADA Welcomes David Blackhall as Chairman

AADA Welcomes David Blackhall as Chairman

The AADA Board is delighted to announce the election of David Blackhall as the Australian Automotive Dealer Association’s new Chairman, commencing his duties as an independent director following the AADA Annual General Meeting on 16 November. David has unparalleled industry…

Discussion paper a step towards franchise balance

The AADA has welcomed the release of the Morrison Government’s discussion paper on the second stage of the Automotive Franchising reforms. The paper will specifically investigate the merits of a stand-alone code, options for mandatory binding arbitration and the need…

Collective Bargaining Class Exemption

The new class exemption granted by the ACCC for collective bargaining will allow Dealers, through their Dealer Councils, to negotiate with Manufacturers on behalf of their network, without having to go through the previous notification procedures which were administratively burdensome,…

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…

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…

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…