4th September, 2018 ยท Media Release

AADA Welcomes Opposition Commitment to
an Automotive Code

The Australian Automotive Dealer Association welcomes the Federal Opposition’s commitment to establish an Automotive Code of Conduct.

Speaking at the 2018 AADA National Dealer Convention and Expo, Shadow Assistant Treasurer Dr Andrew Leigh said that a Labor government will implement an industry specific code to address the power imbalance between franchised new car Dealers and vehicle manufacturers.

“The AADA welcomes the Opposition’s commitment to an Automotive Code of Conduct,” said AADA CEO David Blackhall.

“We believe an industry specific code regulating behaviour between new car Dealers and offshore vehicle manufacturers is necessary to protect consumers, dealerships and their employees,” said Mr Blackhall.

“Currently new car Dealers are locked into one-sided agreements with vehicle manufacturers which restrict our ability to run a profitable business and protect our consumers,” he said.

“Over the past 12 months we have engaged energetically with elected officials, government departments and other automotive industry bodies. We will continue to work with the Government and Opposition to make sure this code is implemented,” he said.


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