Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association
We are delighted to welcome the announcement of a forthcoming Mandatory Data Sharing Law for automotive repair and service.
This announcement is the culmination of tireless work to push for Government action to address this important competition issue. It shows the remarkable ability of our industry to put competitive rivalries aside and work together to achieve a positive outcome.
Assistant Treasurer Hon. Michael Sukkar has announced in the letter linked below that he will progress mandatory data sharing scheme to primary legislation in the form of a Mandatory Data Sharing Law for the sharing of vehicle service and repair information on fair and reasonable commercial terms.
This new Law will provide greater certainty for the sector and promises a robust dispute resolution process. It will level the playing field in the industry and allow consumers to have their vehicle safely repaired by the repairer of their choice.
What happens next? Well we have much still to do. Treasury is drafting the law and we need to make sure it does what we need – force the car companies to make information available and penalise those that do not play by the rules. We need to have an industry body that monitors the law, resolves disputes and recommends serious enforcement action if any car companies think that they are above the law.
For now we have a Government commitment to create and introduce this Law – that’s huge and we should celebrate the wins along the way. I want to thank everyone again for this incredible achievement.
As always, I encourage anyone to contact us at email@example.com or 03 9545 3333 if you want to add in any comments or express any concerns.
This is an absolute priority for the AAAA and we will not stop until we see this law in place.
I wish everyone the best in the lead up to Christmas and a safe and happy holiday season. We will keep you updated in the New Year
Vale: John Marshall (11 June 2017)
We regret to advise John Marshall, passed away at around 2.30 am on Saturday morning the 10th of June, 2017 aged 87 in Bathurst Base Hospital.
John was the Australasian President of AADS in the early 80’s and became an Honorary Life Member not long afterwards. He ran Southcoast Diesel Injection Service, alongside his wife and son, on the Gold Coast from 1979 through to 1989. He was also the Manager of Marshalls Diesel Service in Wollongong from about 1955 through to 1968. He is remembered as having had "diesel running through his veins", and was happiest talking about the latest in diesel advances. John's son, Robbie, remembers when on holiday it always included a rather long stop at some fuel shop that John had not been to. The family would all sit in the car but the smell of calibration fluid could be smelt from a long way off.
When John first got involved with Diesel Fuel Injection in the early 50's, there were two other “Fuel Men” in NSW. They had all attended a course run by Pyrox which was Bosch under a different name as imports from Germany were still banned. He was, at that time working for Hills Bus Service in Wollongong and they were buying ex-military trucks and converting them to busses. They pulled all of the petrol engines out and fitted Gardiner Diesels, till the day he died, if you mentioned Gardiner engines, a huge smile would break out and his eyes would go watery.
John's funeral will be held in Blayney NSW at the Anglican Church at 10.30 am, Thursday 15 June 2017.
For Sale: AVM2 PC (6 June 2017)
AADS Member Richard (Spike) Pike from Gemini Diesel in NSW, is selling a AVM2 PC test bench with the following including:
HF 1130 Test box
HM 1050 EUI Cam Box Trolley
HF 1132 Common Rail Pump Mounting kit Delphi
A151 DP200 Test injector Assy qty 6
AHP 117 test pipe Qty 8
AHP 118 test pipe Qty 6
AHP 119 test pipe Qty 8
Ahp 120 test pipe Qty 6
AHP 121 test pipe Qty 8
AHP 133 test pipe Qty 6
AHP 134 test pipe Qty 6
HF 126 Rotary pump basic kit (8 line)
A133 Orifice plate injector
A151/3 6889 Test nozzle(DP 200/210)
A129 Injector assy
ALP 310/2 Three way valve.
HB 343 DP 200 Advance Gauage Adapter kit
For more information please contact Spike on firstname.lastname@example.org or call +61 02 9546 1620
Vale: Les Gordon (31 May 2017)
Les Gordon, who worked for REPCO a few years ago selling diesel parts, passed away Saturday 27 May 2017. His funeral was held at Pinegrove Memorial Park in Minchinbury. Our thoughts are with Les' family and friends at this difficult time.