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Report

Driving a fairer deal: regulation of the relationship between car manufacturers and car dealers in Australia

Publisher
Franchising Car industry Fair trading regulation Sector regulation Australia
Description

This Senate inquiry was established to investigate the regulation of the relationship between car manufacturers and car dealership models in Australia, including:

  • practices employed by manufacturers in their commercial relations with dealers;
  • existing legislative, regulatory and self-regulatory arrangements;
  • current and proposed government policy;
  • dispute resolution systems and penalties for breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct;
  • current and proposed business models in selling vehicles;
  • legislative, regulatory and self-regulatory arrangements found in international markets; and
  • the imposition of restraints of trade on car dealers from car manufacturers.

This report comprises five chapters, including this introductory chapter, with the remaining chapters set out as follows:

  • Chapter 2 provides background information on the Australian automotive retail industry, including proposed business models for selling vehicles.
  • Chapter 3 looks at GM Holden's exit from the Australian market and the impact of the withdrawal on Holden car dealers and consumers.
  • Chapter 4 examines issues raised by stakeholders in relation to the regulation of the relationship between car manufacturers and car dealers in Australia.
  • Chapter 5 considers recent changes to the governance and regulatory arrangements for the Australian automotive industry and the need for further reforms in the sector.

 

Publication Details
ISBN:

978-1-76093-210-7

License type:
CC BY-NC-ND
Access Rights Type:
open