Category: Feature

THE DEMISE OF LOCAL MANUFACTURING

The agonising demise of our local manufacturing and assembly industry is complete. The industry’s arc of establishment, growth, containment and decline is book-ended by the counterpoint images of Ben Chifley launching the FX Holden at Fishermans Bend in 1948 and…

WHY YOU NEED TO TRAIN YOUR SALES STAFF – AND KEEP TRAINING THEM

Most dealerships are losing money because they fail to invest in training their sales staff, according to world-leading automotive sales and dealership management consultant, Tom Stuker. “Starting with the management – because nine out of 10 managers lack the skill…

MUCH TO LEARN ON 2018 CHINA STUDY TOUR

The 2018 AADA Auto China Study Tour to the historical City of Beijing will be a highlight of the Australian automotive calendar. The Chinese auto industry is the fastest growing vehicle market in the world, and there is much for…

$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…

SYDNEY TO TRIAL ON DEMAND TRANSPORT SERVICES

In October the NSW Government will launch the first-ever series of On Demand public transport trials, which will bring the bus to commuters. Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Andrew Constance, said the trials were a first for NSW and would…