Left to right: Julie Bishop Minister for Foreign Affairs & Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party, Malcolm Turnbull Prime Minister of Australia, Michael McCormack Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Bridget McKenzie, Deputy Leader of The Nationals & Minister for Sport, Rural Health, Regional Communications
In recent months there have been a number of ministerial changes to the Turnbull Government which have necessitated a shift in the AADA’s engagement strategy.
Michael McCormack, who worked closely with the AADA as the Minister for Small Business, has emerged as the new Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport. The AADA welcomed the Deputy Prime Minister’s appointment and looks forward to continuing the productive working relationship.
The Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, Michael Sukkar, will assume responsibility for much of the ACCC work, including the Government’s response to the New Car Retailing Market Study and the Takata airbag recall.
Craig Laundy has been appointed the Minister for Small and Family Business and the AADA will be making sure he is aware that almost 90 per cent of new car dealerships are owned by individual operators or family groups.
Another new Minister relevant to the AADA’s work is Angus Taylor, the Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security. The AADA will be talking to Minister Taylor about the need to ensure that a regulatory regime for the sharing of vehicle service and repair data needs to protect sensitive information in order to counter threats such as cyber security.