At AAAA Networking Event

On Tuesday the 21st of June, the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) hosted a successful networking evening for Queensland members.
Held at the beautiful Victoria Park Golf Club in Brisbane, the member evening took place a few weeks prior to the new Mandatory Data Sharing Legislation becoming law.
Over 100 enthusiastic members, spanning the breadth of the industry, came together to celebrate the new law, network and learn the latest industry updates from the AAAA team.
AAAA Chief Executive Officer, Stuart Charity, and AAAA Director of Government Relations and Advocacy, Lesley Yates, joined attendees for the event; while AAAA National Membership Manager, Nigel Bishop, acted as MC.
Stuart discussed with the group the new Motor Vehicle Information Scheme becoming law on the 1st of July, and the launch of the Australian Automotive Service and Repair Authority (AASRA). The body will oversee and manage the release of security related information, service and repair information, provide education, follow up any missing information, provide a dispute mediation and resolution service, and recommend improvements as necessary.
Lesley discussed the issue of the skills shortage and presented the findings from a recent industry survey – which was conducted by AADA, MTAQ and AAAA – on this topic, which has made available new data and market intelligence on the experience of more than 600 auto apprentices.
She outlined that this survey had highlighted key issues around keeping staff, and in particular third- and fourth-year apprentices, before explaining that the AAAA is already actioning this data as it looks into fixes for this prevalent problem.
The AAAA sends its thanks to all of the members who came and helped its team to celebrate.

To see a listing of all upcoming AAAA events, please visit www.aaaa.com.au/upcoming-events