On Friday the 30th of October, the AAAA hosted the Automotive Industry Leaders Forum

With over 900 online registrants, the AAAA says this was the largest and most important automotive industry event of 2020.
The Forum proved to be a momentous event for the automotive repair and service industry, with Federal Assistant Treasurer, The Honourable Michael Sukkar MP, announcing the mandatory data sharing draft legislation will be released for consultation in a matter of weeks.
Minister Sukkar also announced a $250,000 grant towards a new industry body that will assist with education, awareness, and dispute resolutions for the new law, and the AAAA will be a founding key signatory.
Following on from the Minister’s announcements, Group Chief Executive Officer for the Capricorn Society, David Fraser, presented Capricorn’s ‘State of the Nation’ findings, with this significant survey providing fascinating insights into the automotive service and repair sector.
AAAA Director of Advocacy and Government Relations, Lesley Yates, then took attendees on a tour around the world of the right to repair movement and automotive repair and service information access and provided a look at how mandatory data sharing law may end up looking in Australia based on learnings from the experiences of international partners in the Right to Repair movement.
The industry also participated in the forum, via an informative Q&A session with the esteemed panel which also included AAAA Chief Executive Officer, Stuart Charity, and Pedders Suspension Managing Director and AAAA Chairman, Mark Pedder.

A replay of the Forum is available to watch on-demand at