INDUSTRY SPECIFIC CODE FOR CAR DEALERS AND MANUFACTURERS: THIRD PARTY ENDORSEMENT
“We believe an industry specific code regulating behaviour between new car Dealers and offshore vehicle manufacturers is necessary to protect consumers, dealerships and their employees. Currently new car Dealers are locked into one-sided agreements with vehicle manufacturers which restrict our ability to run a profitable business and protect our consumers” - The Australian Automotive Dealer Association CEO David Blackhall
“The power imbalance between vehicle manufacturers and car dealerships is a major issue that is consistently raised with us, in both our dispute support area and our policy work. Manufacturers continue to use their market power to constrain car retailers, which in turn disadvantages customers” - Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell
‘The Franchise Council of Australia has welcomed the announcement by the Federal Opposition that if elected it would introduce a separate automotive industry code of conduct… Automotive dealers are facing some significant challenges specific to the automotive retail sector’ - The Franchise Council of Australia CEO Mary Aldred
FRIDAY, 7 SEPTEMBER 2018
Authorised by Noah Carroll, ALP, Canberra.