Category: Industry News

MANAGING THROUGH A CRISIS

When COVID-19 hit, there was no playbook on how to respond, how to not just sustain and protect but to prepare businesses for growth post-pandemic. Convention Host, David ‘Macca’ McCarthy, sat down with Paul Scurrah, Former CEO & Managing Director,…

TURNING RESILIENCE INTO GROWTH

The automotive industry has shown incredible resilience throughout the year, proving we’re adaptive and creative. It has forced us all to review the fundamentals, and to ask ourselves what will help set us up for success going forward. In this…

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…

DON’T BE SCARED, BE PREPARED

The second part of the Industry Overview featured Dr Marco Hecker, Auto Sector Leader, Deloitte China, who examined the evolving automotive landscape with an automotive-sector strategic focus. The global automotive ecosystem is embarking on an unprecedented period of change, with…

ONLINE CONVENTION A GREAT SUCCESS

AADA 2020 Moving Forward, AADA’s first-ever completely online National Dealer Convention & Expo, was a resounding success, with high participation rates in both workshops and feature sessions. Hosted by industry veteran David McCarthy on 10 and 11 November, the online…

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…

Concern Over Electrice Grey Imports

Consumers should feel comfortable about buying a used electric car, but AADA has serious concerns around the importation of used electric cars, as the provenance of these cars is unknown. AADA CEO, James Voortman, said the specialist and enthusiast scheme…

Recycling / End of Life Stewardship

The Federal Government has committed to a $1 billion waste and recycling plan. Among its goals is encouragement for industry to take responsibility for control of waste streams which potentially includes the implementation of stewardship schemes. The AADA fully supports…