Media Releases

Media Releases

18th July, 2022

ACT Ban of ICE Vehicles Bad for Consumers and Industry

The peak body representing franchised new car Dealers is concerned over reports the ACT Government will ban internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles by 2035.   “We have serious concerns that this…

30th June, 2022

Dealers Ready for New Vehicle Information Sharing Regulations

The Motor Vehicle Information Scheme (MVIS) comes into effect as of tomorrow, 1 July 2022, allowing independent repairers the option of purchasing vehicle service and repair information from car Manufacturers…

14th June, 2022

Automotive Apprentice Survey Results

In an industry first, the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA), the Australian Automotive Dealer Association (AADA) and the Motor Trades Association of Queensland (MTA Queensland), have joined forces to address…

29th March, 2022

Fuel Relief Welcome but Structural Reform of Auto Taxes Needed

The peak body representing franchised new car Dealers has welcomed the Federal Budget’s provision of fuel tax relief but called on the Government to commit to structural tax reform in…

24th March, 2022

Dealers Welcome Stronger Franchising Penalties

The peak body representing franchised new car Dealers has welcomed the Morrison Government’s announcement of increased penalties for breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct. “Stronger penalties in conjunction with…

21st January, 2022

2022 AADA Convention & Expo Delayed to 2-3 June 2022

The Australian Automotive Dealer Association’s 2022 Convention & Expo at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre has been rescheduled until Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June 2022. The decision to…

14th December, 2021

Dealers Welcome Moves To Strengthen Indemnification Under ACL

The AADA has welcomed consultation on options to ensure businesses comply with the consumer guarantee provisions in the Australian Consumer Law. “New car Dealers are very much focused on providing…

26th November, 2021

ACCC General Motors Investigation – No Vindication for GM

The peak body representing franchised new car Dealers has responded to the ACCC’s conclusion of its investigation into General Motors’ conduct towards Dealers in withdrawing the Holden brand from Australia….

16th November, 2021

Announcing New AADA Chair and Board Members

We are pleased to announce that the AADA Board has elected David Blackhall as the Australian Automotive Dealer Association’s new Chairman, commencing his duties as an independent director following the…

9th November, 2021

Car Dealers Welcome Future Fuels and Vehicle Strategy

The AADA welcomes the Morrison Government’s future fuels and vehicle strategy. The strategy announced today by the Prime Minister encourages consumer choice and will expand Australia’s EV charging infrastructure. “Consumers…

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