17th December, 2018 · Media Release

AADA Welcomes Government Commitment to
Automotive Code of Conduct

The peak body representing franchised new car Dealers has welcomed the Government’s commitment to develop an Automotive Code of Conduct.

The release of the 2018-19 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) today shows that Government has set aside funding for the purpose of developing an Automotive Industry Code of Conduct.

“This is excellent news for the industry and I congratulate the Government for addressing the imbalance in power between franchised new car Dealers and vehicle manufacturers,” said AADA CEO David Blackhall.

“This represents significant progress and the AADA will be working closely with the Government to make sure this much needed policy is implemented,” said Mr Blackhall.

“The AADA has worked tirelessly¬†to develop broad support for an Automotive Code of Conduct,” said Mr Blackhall.

“We now have commitments from the Government and the Opposition as well as support from the Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, the Franchising Council of Australia and most industry bodies in the Automotive sector,” said Mr Blackhall.

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