Category: Feature

TOYOTA’S EXIT PARTY

Thousands of Toyota Australia staff attended closing-down celebrations at the company’s Altona manufacturing plant in October, marking the last shift for 3,000 workers after 54 years of manufacturing in Australia. Production line workers, supervisors, engineers and managerial staff watched a…

BRISBANE FUEL RIP-OFF

An investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has found that Brisbane motorists are paying too much for fuel – a combined $50 million per year. ACCC Chairman, Rod Sims, said a lack of competition was behind the…

DEALER SATISFACTION DOWN IN UK

British franchised new car Dealers are less satisfied with their relationships with manufacturers than they were six months ago. The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle Dealers in the UK, conducted its Summer 2017…

JOIN OUR STUDY TOUR TO NADA 2018

AADA invites Dealers to join us on our study tour to the 2018 National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention in Las Vegas next March. NADA is one of the most powerful advocacy groups in the USA. Its membership of 19,000…

INDUSTRY REPORT FEATURE: NATIONAL VEHICLE FLEET – KEY FACTS

The VACC Industry Report provided a snapshot of the current state of the Australian automotive industry. Here’s a look: Composition As at 31 January 2016 there were approximately 18.4 million registered vehicles on Australia’s roads. The national vehicle fleet grew…

GET SERIOUS ABOUT CYBER SECURITY

On 13 February 2017, the Australian Senate passed the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 (Bill). The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2016 will introduce a mandatory data breach notification rule which will come into effect in February…

GOOD NEWS ON THE TAX FRONT

Son of Holdback – the final push Many Dealers will recall the very pleasant feelings generated when the ATO refunds for holdback and Son of Holdback hit their bank accounts. It is, however, worth noting that while the vast majority…

THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY

Recently NRMA stated Australia’s relationship with the car will change dramatically within the decade. The 86-page report identified various levels of government as the instigators of change implementation, rather than the automotive industry. Grant Cameron, Automotive Sector Leader at Deloitte,…