Reforming the new car retail market: Consultation

Car manufacturers, new car dealers and customers now have an opportunity to comment on the draft regulations that introduce changes for the sector under the Franchising Code of Conduct.

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Government is committed to ensuring car dealers are given a fair go and that consumers have access to a wide range of vehicles that meet their needs.

“We’ve been working closely with industry experts on developing these draft regulations and now we’re calling on all stakeholders to have their say on what we propose and how we plan to implement the changes,” Minister Andrews said.

“Introducing an automotive specific section to the Franchising Code of Conduct will allow the sector to have tailored requirements, while ensuring it remains consistent with the Franchising Code that is currently under review.

The draft regulations have been released for consultation on the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Consultation Hub. Consultations close on 13 March.

View other active consultations here.

Media contacts:
Minister Andrews’ office 02 6277 7070
Minister Cash’s office 02 6277 7610