Category: Regulation

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….

FRANCHISE FIGHT A KEYNOTE ISSUE

AADA Chairman Terry Keating dismissed the Federal Government’s proposed voluntary Code of Conduct as “worthless”, while Government Senator David Van committed to continue his support for a fairer deal for franchisees, during the Keynote Session at the AADA 2020 Moving…

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…

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…

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…

Governments Failing on EVs: REPORT

The Electric Vehicle Council (EVC) has given Australian governments a failing grade and called for more incentives to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) in its 2020 State of Electric Vehicles report, released in August. A survey conducted by…