The Australian Automotive Dealer Association (AADA), the peak body representing franchised new car Dealers has launched the “Driving Our Future” campaign.
The campaign will engage with candidates and members of the public in the lead up to the federal election to promote the need for policies that will drive the future of our industry.
“Our industry is at a crossroads. New car sales are down, and profitability of Dealers is declining; it is crucial that candidates clearly outline their plans for our industry,” said AADA CEO David Blackhall.
“We need to remind candidates and voters that new car Dealers are important businesses, which make a total economic contribution of almost 14 billion and employ 60,554, including 4838 apprentices in electorates across Australia,” he said.
The campaign will focus on the four key issues that are critical to the immediate future of new car Dealers in Australia:
- The need for an Automotive Code of Conduct that addresses power imbalances between Manufacturers and Dealers
- A modern automotive taxation system to encourage affordable cars
- A consumer focussed emissions policy
- The need to rule out used car imports
“Throughout this campaign, we will be talking to candidates to ensure they hear our concerns, and will be using every means at our disposal, including direct contact, social media and mainstream media to take our message to the voters,” he said.