Category: Policy Viewpoint

AADA Supports Small Business And Family Enterprise Ombudsman

The AADA has welcomed the opportunity by the Hon Bruce Billson MP, Minister for Small Business to provide input on the Government’s commitment to transform the Australian Small Business Commissioner into a Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (the Ombudsman)….

Proposed PPSA Changes Good News For Dealers

A significant change to the Personal Properties Securities Act 2009 (PPSA) could make life easier for Dealers. The Personal Property Securities Amendment (Deregulatory Measures) Bill 2014 (Bill) has recently been tabled in Federal Parliament and may change how cars under…

AADA Takes Up Residency In Sir Jack Brabham Building

The AADA is honoured to be taking up residency in the Sir Jack Brabham building in Brisbane. Brabham, who passed away peacefully only a short while ago on May 19, has been mourned the world over. An automotive racing legend,…

The Right to Represent

As the ‘Sharing of Information’ debate unfolds, questions continue to be asked about who is truly representing the interests of Australia’s new car Dealers. In the last issue of Automotive Dealer, the AADA shed light on the debate surrounding access…

Luxury Car Tax Update

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is working closely with dealership accounting groups to manage a number of complex administrative issues surrounding LCT and GST. The implications from the Full Federal Court decision in AP Group Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation…

Personal Property Securities Act Will Go Under The Microscope

Lend your thoughts and contribute to the Government’s statutory review of the Personal Property Securities Act. Dealers around Australia now have the opportunity to add their input to the review of the Personal Properties Securities Act 2009 (PPS Act), which…

Taking Care Of The Competition

The first comprehensive review of Australian Competition Policy in over 20 years has plenty of relevance for auto dealers. The Government is currently orchestrating the largest review of competition laws and policy since the Hilmer Review in 1993. Of course…