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Renault Australia to appoint independent distributor in Australia

Renault Australia announced on 4 February 2020 that ATECO will be appointed to manage the Renault brand in Australia from…

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An ACCC first: Collective bargaining class exemption to apply to motor vehicle dealers

On 22 October 2020, the ACCC announced a class exemption that, from early 2021, will provide businesses and independent contractors…

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Opposition releases its response to the 2019 Franchising Code Review

On 2 September 2020, the Federal Opposition announced its position (Opposition Response) on the Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial…

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Franchising Code of Conduct – Amendments that affect new vehicle dealership agreements and new compilation of the Code

Amendments that commenced on 1 June 2020 On 1 June 2020, the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes-Franchising) Regulation 2014 was amended by…

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Federal Government announces update to mandatory scheme for sharing of motor vehicle service & repair information

On 29 October 2019 the Federal Government released an update paper on its consultation with industry into the development of…

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Federal Government announces consultation on reforms to automotive franchising

On 14 August 2019 the Federal Government announced it will shortly commence industry consultation on the development of new draft…

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