Category: Feature

CAPITAL GAINS TAX CHANGES TO HELP GROWTH – MINSITER

Dealers wanting to change their legal structure can now do so without attracting a Capital Gains Tax (CGT) liability. In early February the Federal Government introduced a Bill to Parliament as the final plank in its $5.5 billion ‘Growing Jobs…

DECEPTIVE CONDUCT UNDER ACCC MICROSCOPE

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is continuing to focus upon misleading and deceptive conduct complaints from small businesses, as revealed in the latest biannual ‘Small Business in Focus’ report. This report, the eleventh in the series, contains the…

UK REPORT: ARE DEALERS ‘ATTRACTIVE’ AGAIN?

As in Australia, Dealership sales are strong in the UK, prompting accounting group, BDO International, to state that Dealers are back in favour with the car-buying public and investors. The Motor 150 Report aggregates the financial results for the top 150…

NEXT GENERATION OF AUTO ENGINEERS ON DISPLAY

The next generation of automotive engineering talent strutted its stuff at the recent Formula SAE-A University Challenge at Calder Park Raceway, Melbourne. Competing against a record 30 team entries comprising 700 students from universities throughout Australia, New Zealand, India, Malaysia,…

HAS THE RETAIL AUTO STORE RUN ITS RACE?

For as long as there have been cars, there have been car Dealerships. But will that always be the case? With the rising costs of meeting manufacturers’ requirements, not to mention the expense of prime commercial real estate, are we…

TAKATA FUTURE UP IN THE AIR

The future of troubled airbag manufacturer Takata is in doubt after Honda, Toyota and Nissan dropped the Japanese company as a supplier. Defective inflater and propellant devices meant Takata had to issue a recall affecting tens of millions of cars…

COUNTERFEIT CRACKDOWN LEADS TO RECALL

A crackdown on counterfeit parts has led to an unprecedented recall of bogus brake pads that contain asbestos. The brake pads – which are supplied in what appears to be genuine Toyota packaging and are designed to fit Toyota HiLux…