Driving Our Future



New car Dealers are locally-owned businesses which employ tens of thousands of Australians, pay tax in Australia and provide Australia with a safe, modern fleet of passenger vehicles.

The automotive industry is in a state of transition and this federal election provides political parties with an opportunity to commit to:

1. A Fairer Automotive Industry

Australia’s new car Dealers are all franchised to offshore multinational automotive manufacturers. The relationship between Manufacturers and new car Dealers is characterised by an imbalance in power which disadvantages both dealership businesses and consumers who purchase new vehicles from Dealers.

Australia needs an industry specific Automotive Industry Code of Conduct to protect the important contribution which franchised new car Dealers make to Australia.

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