Category: Feature

MANAGING THROUGH A CRISIS

When COVID-19 hit, there was no playbook on how to respond, how to not just sustain and protect but to prepare businesses for growth post-pandemic. Convention Host, David ‘Macca’ McCarthy, sat down with Paul Scurrah, Former CEO & Managing Director,…

ONLINE CONVENTION A GREAT SUCCESS

AADA 2020 Moving Forward, AADA’s first-ever completely online National Dealer Convention & Expo, was a resounding success, with high participation rates in both workshops and feature sessions. Hosted by industry veteran David McCarthy on 10 and 11 November, the online…

LUXURY CAR TAX THRESHOLD RISES

The Australian Tax Office has revised the Luxury Car Tax (LCT) threshold, from $66,331 to $67,525 for the 2019-20 financial year. For fuel-efficient vehicles the LCT threshold remains the same at $75,526.In the past decade, the threshold for non-fuel-efficient vehicles…

REFORM, THEN ABOLISH

AADA has proposed three options to reform the Luxury Car Tax (LCT) before its eventual abolition, in its Budget Submission to the Federal Government. “The LCT is a poorly structured tax and acts as a barrier to the renewal of…

GOVERNMENT RELEASES ITS RESPONSE TO THE 2019 FRANCHISING CODE REVIEW

On 20 August 2020, the Australian Government released its long awaited response (Government Response) to the Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services inquiry (Inquiry) into the operation and effectiveness of the Franchising Code of Conduct report: Fairness in Franchising…

FIXED-PRICE SALES MODEL CONCERNS

As Honda and Mercedes-Benz continue to plan to shift to a set-price distribution model, AADA CEO James Voortman has expressed concern to a Senate Committee about the detrimental effect such a move would have on Australian Dealers. Honda has announced…

NEW GM BRAND ‘UNTHINKABLE’

In the wake of the decision by General Motors’ (GM) to withdraw from the Australian market, AADA has expressed concern over the company’s announcement that it will be launching a new vehicle brand. “The launch of General Motors Special Vehicles…

AADA 2020 MOVING FORWARD

The COVID-19 pandemic has made large gatherings such as the annual AADA National Dealer Convention & Expo impossible to hold at this time, but that doesn’t mean AADA is not still going to provide an event for Dealers to learn…