Category: Industry News

Concern Over Electrice Grey Imports

Consumers should feel comfortable about buying a used electric car, but AADA has serious concerns around the importation of used electric cars, as the provenance of these cars is unknown. AADA CEO, James Voortman, said the specialist and enthusiast scheme…

Recycling / End of Life Stewardship

The Federal Government has committed to a $1 billion waste and recycling plan. Among its goals is encouragement for industry to take responsibility for control of waste streams which potentially includes the implementation of stewardship schemes. The AADA fully supports…

Over 150,000 Faulty Takata Airbags Still on Roads

At least 155,000 vehicles containing potentially deadly Takata airbags are still on our roads and with less than six months before Manufacturers are expected to complete their recall of these vehicles, the ACCC has urged consumers to check if their…

Governments Failing on EVs: REPORT

The Electric Vehicle Council (EVC) has given Australian governments a failing grade and called for more incentives to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) in its 2020 State of Electric Vehicles report, released in August. A survey conducted by…

Crenno Signs Off

It is with regret and great sadness that we announce the cessation of the ‘Crenno’s Corner’ column, written by industry veteran John Crennan. John has been providing Automotive Dealer Magazine with quality content for about five years, informing and regaling…

ARE YOU PREPARED? JOBKEEPER COMPLIANCE REVIEWS AND JOBKEEPER 2.0

Many in the automotive industry have put their hand up to claim eligibility for the Federal Government’s ‘JobKeeper’ program and received support payments for eligible employees and eligible business participants. With the ATO ramping up JobKeeper review activity, and JobKeeper…

ASIC INTERVENTION RISKS FURTHER DAMAGING AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

The Australian Automotive Dealer Association’s submission to ASIC’s proposed intervention order on the sale of automotive add-on insurance and warranty products has expressed concern that the intervention will further harm the industry and its ability to service its customers. ASIC…

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…