AADA FIGHTS TO BLOCK USED IMPORTS

AADA WELCOMES DECISION ON PRIVATE NEW CAR IMPORTS

The Australian Automotive Dealer Association (AADA) has welcomed the Turnbull Government’s decision not to proceed with allowing personal importation of new vehicles from the UK and Japan. AADA CEO, David Blackhall, said the outcome highlights the careful consideration and hard…

ACCC NEW CAR RETAILING STUDY READY BEFORE YEAR END

Recommendations and proposals to emerge from the ACCC’s New Car Retailing Industry Market Study will be tabled before the end of this year. It is expected to be made public soon after an industry round table, with invited key stakeholders…

AADA SECRETARIAT STRENGTHENED WITH TWO NEW EXECUTIVES

The AADA Secretariat will be strengthened with the arrival of two new Executive Directors, James Voortman and Brian Savage, on 11 September. James will assume the newly-created position of Executive Director, Communications and Policy and Brian has been named to…

More than 800 attend one of our best Conventions ever

More than 800 Dealers, dealership staff and allied industries spent a valuable two days at the 2017 AADA National Dealer Convention, at the Sydney International Convention Centre, at Darling Harbour, this week. In what was one of the best AADA…

$15.9M ADD-ON INSURANCE REFUND

More than 35,000 add-on insurance customers will receive up to $15.9 million in refunds for insurance bought through car dealerships. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) found that QBE Insurance (Australia) Guaranteed Asset Protection (GAP) and Consumer Credit Insurance…

MASSIVE RISE IN AUTOMOTIVE ADVERTISING

Automotive advertising in Australia rose by almost $47 million in the 2017 financial year as part of a record total ad market spend of $7.1 billion. Figures released by Standard Media Index (SMI) reveals that Automotive is the largest product…