9th December, 2019 · Member News

Engagement Update – December 2019

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It’s been a busy and productive month of engagements for the AADA Secretariat in its advocacy efforts. CEO James Voortman was afforded the opportunity to brief both the House Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science & Resources and the Coalition Backbench committee on the need for an Automotive Code.

Other engagements included a meeting with staff in the Prime Minister’s Office, meeting with officials from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science; attendance at the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s annual dinner with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg; and a range of meetings with various elected members of Parliament and their staff.

In November, James spent three days in WA, speaking to over a dozen owner Dealers along with the MTA WA on local issues, the market and activities the AADA are working on. Whilst in Perth, James and Mark Korol (Member Engagement Manager WA) also made the journey to Bunbury to understand the prospective of rural Dealers.