Category: Industry News

AADA CONVENTION BIGGER & BOLDER IN 2020

The AADA 2020 National Dealer Convention & Expo will return to Sydney’s ICC at Darling Harbour from 1 to 3 September. The billion-dollar ICC Sydney is a world-class business and function facility right in the heart of Sydney’s gorgeous Darling…

GOVERNMENT WORKING ON AUTOMOTIVE FRANCHISING REFORMS

In a video message at the AADA Convention, the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews, confirmed that the Government would be introducing mandatory regulations before the end of the year to reform franchise relationships in the automotive sector….

GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES MANDATORY DATA SHARING

In a move that has ramifications for service departments across the country, the Australian Government has announced it will introduce a mandatory data sharing law for service and repair information. The government announced its decision during a specially convened meeting…

Embrace disruption, pioneer change: Cameron

New Jaguar Land Rover Australia managing director Mark Cameron has encouraged retail automotive Dealers to embrace disruption during what he described as “the most significant changes in private mobility for over a century”. Delivering the keynote address at the 2019…

Cooperation the key to profitability: Voortman

New AADA CEO James Voortman has urged Dealers to work together, not just with each other, but with OEMs and governments, to restore a focus on profitability in dealerships. Speaking at the 2019 AADA National Dealer Convention, Mr Voortman said…

Canberra presence paying off: Keating

The establishment of an office in Canberra had helped AADA become one of Australia’s most effective business associations, AADA chairman Terry Keating has told the 2019 AADA National Dealer Convention. “The last twelve months has seen our association mature its…

Death of the Dealer greatly exaggerated: Koblenz

The approaching arrivals of electric and autonomous vehicles, and ride-hailing services, are supposed to herald the death knell of the retail automotive dealership. However, that is far from the case, NADA executive vice-president and chief legal counsel, Andy Koblenz, has…

Local auto industry “alive and kicking”: Minister

The “long and proud” history of the Victorian automotive industry will continue into the future despite the departure over the past few years of vehicle manufacturers, according to the Victorian Minister for Small Business and Local Government, Adem Somyurek. Speaking…

POTENTIAL HIGH COURT CHALLENGE OVER VICTORIAN LCT

AADA is investigating the possibility of mounting a High Court challenge against the Victorian Government’s planned increase of stamp duty that will effectively act as a further Luxury Car Tax. AADA is consulting with legal experts to determine whether states…