18th November, 2020 · bulletin

Public Hearings – Senate Inquiry
into Dealer/Manufacturer Relations

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The expanded Inquiry into the regulation of the relationship between car Manufacturers and car Dealers in Australia will hold public hearings tomorrow and on Tuesday, 24 November 2020.

Australian Automotive Dealer Association (AADA) CEO, James Voortman, will appear at 10.20 am and answer questions on behalf of Australia’s franchised new car Dealers.

The AADA has made a submission to the Senate Committee which can be downloaded on our website. All other public submissions are available for download from the Parliamentary website.

The program for the public hearings on Thursday, 19 November 2020, is as follows:

Time Witness
9.30 am National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) (via videoconference)
10.20 am Australian Automotive Dealer Association (AADA) (Submission 13)
11.20 am Astoria Honda Brighton (via videoconference) (Submission 51)
11.50 am Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) (Submission 5)
12.25 pm Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) (Submission 15)
1.00 pm Adjournment


The OEMs, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) are scheduled to appear on next Tuesday, 24 November with the program for those hearings yet to be released.

More information is available on the Inquiry’s homepage. The hearings can be streamed from the Parliamentary website.

The Senate Inquiry is scheduled to deliver its report on 10 December 2020.

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