30th March, 2021 ยท Media Release

Dealers Welcome New Minister for Small
and Family Business

The Australian Automotive Dealer Association (AADA) welcomes the appointment of Stuart Robert MP as Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills and Small and Family Business.

“The outgoing Minister, Michaelia Cash, worked closely with the AADA and our Dealer members on the development and introduction of critical reforms which will protect Australian franchised new car Dealers from the predatory behaviour of some Manufacturers,” AADA CEO James Voortman said

“These reforms have only just been announced to the delight of Dealers everywhere and we look forward to working closely with Minister Robert on the detail of the changes and on further work to implement a mandatory and binding arbitration process,” he said.

“The Morrison Government is to be commended for recognising that Dealers are big employers, generous supporters of local communities and important contributors to the economy. We are confident Minister Robert comes with a thorough understanding of the role Dealers play, along with all small and family businesses, as he has first-hand experience setting up and running his own business. We are confident that he will have a strong grasp of the issues effecting Dealers and we look forward to meeting with the Minister to discuss further,” Mr Voortman said.

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