The NSW Government is currently reviewing the Motor Dealers and Repairers Act 2013 (the Act). The AADA is urging the Government to strengthen Part 6 of the act which grants protections to Dealers against unfair contract terms and unjust conduct in their relations with Manufacturers.
The AADA has lodged a submission with the NSW Government and we are calling for protections similar to those offered to Dealers in the United States. There have been growing instances of NSW Dealers suffering unconscionable behaviour from car Manufacturers in the years since Part 6 was introduced. The most public of these cases has been the treatment by General Motors of Holden Dealers.
To raise awareness for the issue, we encourage all NSW Dealers to make representations to their local member of the NSW Parliament. The AADA secretariat is here to assist and will develop letters for any members on request.
The AADA has developed supporting materials with useful information you can include in your correspondence:
- PDF Dealerships per state electorate: Listing the number of Dealers and Holden Dealers in each state electorate. We recommend selecting and using the numbers for your electorate.
- Infographic Dealerships in NSW
- Infographic Holden Dealerships in NSW
- AADA DealerNomics website:
You can search for your federal electorate or state and download a PDF of the economic contribution, annual turnover/sales, the number of Dealer employees, Dealer apprentices and more.
- Useful links: