Category: Regulation

THE YEAR OF REFORM FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

2021 is looking set to see an unprecedented level of regulatory reform to the Australian automotive new vehicle industry which will benefit new vehicle Dealers. These reforms have largely come about due to the advocacy and lobbying carried out at…

ASIC RELEASES DEFERRED SALES MODEL GUIDE

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has released a draft of its regulatory guide to the deferred sales model of add-on insurance. It is not yet the completed article, but does provide an insight into the requirements that are…

AADA ACHIEVES MOMENTOUS FRANCHISING REFORMS

AADA welcomes the Morrison Government’s landmark reforms to the automotive franchising landscape. On 12 March, the Government announced momentous reforms for the automotive industry, which will protect Dealers against the worst abuses by some car companies and bring a degree…

SENATE COMMITTEE URGES ACCC TO EXPEDITE HOLDEN PROBE

The Senate Committee for Education and Employment has urged the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to expedite its investigations into the behaviour and actions of GM Holden. On 19 March, the Committee released its final report into the Relationship…

SERVICE AND REPAIR SHARING LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

On 24 March, the Morrison Government introduced legislation into the Parliament to establish a mandatory scheme for the sharing of motor vehicle service and repair information. The scheme will, for the first time, require car Manufacturers to make information about…

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…