22nd May, 2018 · Media Release

New Car Dealers Showcase Economic
Contribution

The Australian Automotive Dealer Association (AADA) will launch a mapping tool today which demonstrates the economic contribution of new car Dealers in Australia.

The ‘DealerNomics’ tool developed for the AADA by professional services firm BDO shows the economic contribution made by new car Dealers at a national, state/territory and electorate level.

The DealerNomics tool will be launched and demonstrated at an event at Parliament House in Canberra this evening. Minister for Small and Family Business, Craig Laundy, will address the event which will be attended by various elected representatives and figures from within the automotive industry.

“The cessation of passenger vehicle manufacturing in Australia has created the perception that there is no longer a local automotive industry. Nothing could be further from the truth,” said AADA CEO David Blackhall.

“The DealerNomics tool shows that new car Dealers make a total economic contribution of $14.9 Billion to the economy and employ about 70,000 countrywide”,Mr Blackhall said.

“New car dealerships are located in federal electorates across Australia and we are determined to give legislators an idea of our economic impact as they consider regulatory issues which affect this important industry,” Mr Blackhall said.

 

DealerNomics Launch Event 

Date: 22 May 2018
Location: Mural Hall, Australian Parliament House
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm (Minister to speak between 6:40pm and 7:00pm)

 

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