AASRA appointed key role as data scheme takes shape

17 March 2022

From 1 July 2022, car manufacturers and other data providers will be required by law to share motor vehicle service and repair information with independent repairers and Registered Training Organisations at a fair market price. In the lead-up to the scheme launch, Assistant Treasurer, Michael Sukkar has appointed the Australian Automotive Service and Repair Authority (AASRA) as the inaugural Scheme Adviser and announced a $250,000 Commonwealth grant.

The appointment and provision of the grant will assist AASRA in managing an information portal for mechanics, implementing dispute resolution processes, and monitoring and reporting on scheme operations to the government. 

The announcement follows months of dedicated work by the Motor Trades Association of Australia, Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association, Australian Automotive Dealer Association, and Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries to establish AASRA – made up of representatives from each key body – as an industry-based, not-for-profit company.

Pictured: The AASRA board – Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) CEO, Stuart Charity; Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries Director Emerging Technologies, Rob Langridge; AAAA Director Government Relations & Advocacy, Lesley Yates; Motor Trades Association of Australia CEO, Richard Dudley (on screen); Australian Automotive Dealer Association (AADA) COO, Brian Savage and VACC Industry Policy Advisor, John Khoury. Missing are AADA CEO, James Voortman and FCAI CE, Tony Weber.

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