Category: Policy Viewpoint

Car ownership here to stay: Wes Lutz

Consumers are nowhere near ready to give up their personal vehicles in favour of ride-sharing, NADA chairman Wes Lutz, told the keynote session of the 2018 AADA National Dealer Convention on Tuesday. Mr Lutz expressed his pride in the industry…

The new AADA – five years on

It is five years since the new AADA was reconstituted with the aim of providing a strong, united voice on behalf of retail automotive Dealers. AADA chairman, Terry Keating; CEO, David Blackhall, and former chairman, Ian Field, got together to…

DOUG DICKSON RETIRES AS AMDC CHAIRMAN

The inaugural Chairman of the Australian Motor Dealer Council, Doug Dickson, has decided to retire from his position after three very successful years. In that time Doug, previously Managing Director of Mazda Australia, has successfully brought together the chairs of…

AADA SEEKS TO ADDRESS EV INQUIRY

AADA is seeking to appear before a Senate Select Committee on Electric Vehicles prior to the committee reporting its findings on October 17. AADA has also lodged a submission to the inquiry into the use and manufacture of electric vehicles…

MISSED OPPORTUNITY IN FEDERAL BUDGET

AADA is disappointed the Federal Budget has retained inefficient new car taxes and missed the opportunity to reward consumers and local businesses. “The first budget since the cessation of local passenger vehicle manufacturing provided the Government with an opportunity to…

ADVOCACY AT WORK: GET INVOLVED IN AADA 2018

Since AADA reformed in 2013 we have massively increased the amount of advocacy work we do on behalf of Dealers. We have formed relationships with governments and with regulators such as the ACCC and ASIC. Thanks to these relationships AADA…

POLITICAL PRESENCE AT CONVENTION PROVES POWER OF ADVOCACY

The presence of Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack, and high-ranking Opposition MP, Anthony Albanese, at the 2018 AADA National Dealer Convention is a sign of the growing power of the advocacy work AADA does on behalf of its members. As…

MEET YOUR AADA TEAM

In our endeavours to represent the interests of Australia’s retail automotive Dealers, AADA has put in place a highly experienced, qualified team of professionals. Together they share decades of experience and a passion for our industry that drives them to…

USED CAR IMPORTS NOT THE ANSWER

The AADA CEO David Blackhall wrote an opinion piece on the issue of used car imports. The article came off the back of Senator David Leyonhjelm’s article in the Australian Financial Review, in which he expressed support for the wide…