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MISSED OPPORTUNITY IN FEDERAL BUDGET

AADA is disappointed the Federal Budget has retained inefficient new car taxes and missed the opportunity to reward consumers and local businesses. “The first budget since the cessation of local passenger vehicle manufacturing provided the Government with an opportunity to…

ADVOCACY AT WORK: GET INVOLVED IN AADA 2018

Since AADA reformed in 2013 we have massively increased the amount of advocacy work we do on behalf of Dealers. We have formed relationships with governments and with regulators such as the ACCC and ASIC. Thanks to these relationships AADA…

POLITICAL PRESENCE AT CONVENTION PROVES POWER OF ADVOCACY

The presence of Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack, and high-ranking Opposition MP, Anthony Albanese, at the 2018 AADA National Dealer Convention is a sign of the growing power of the advocacy work AADA does on behalf of its members. As…

MEET YOUR AADA TEAM

In our endeavours to represent the interests of Australia’s retail automotive Dealers, AADA has put in place a highly experienced, qualified team of professionals. Together they share decades of experience and a passion for our industry that drives them to…

USED CAR IMPORTS NOT THE ANSWER

The AADA CEO David Blackhall wrote an opinion piece on the issue of used car imports. The article came off the back of Senator David Leyonhjelm’s article in the Australian Financial Review, in which he expressed support for the wide…

UNDERSTANDING THE TAKATA COMPULSORY RECALL

On 28 February 2018 the Federal Government initiated the largest compulsory recall in Australian history – for all vehicles fitted with ‘affected Takata airbag inflators’ (Takata Compulsory Recall). At present the Takata Compulsory Recall affects approximately five million vehicles in…

DEALERS ARE A ROADBLOCK TO ELECTRIC UPTAKE: STUDY

A new study has found that car dealerships and sales personnel are a major obstacle to the switch to electric vehicles (EVs) in the Nordic region and possibly beyond. The study, undertaken by Aarhus University, Denmark, and the University of…

UBER DEATH SETS BACK SELF-DRIVING CARS

The death of a woman killed by one of Uber’s self-driving cars shows that we are still a long way from transitioning to an autonomous driving utopia. Elaine Herzberg, 49, was hit by a self-driving Volvo XC90 SUV in Arizona…

IMPROVE DEALERSHIP PROFIT WITH SMARTER MARKETING

Marketing is one of the top expenses for Dealers. There are ways for you to instantly improve the business impact of marketing through deploying a few simple tactics on Facebook. How you spend your marketing budgets can have a material…