Category: Feature

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,…

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…