Category: Policy Viewpoint

Tough Love – 2014 Budget Divides The Nation

While reaction to the 2014 Federal budget has been varied, for auto dealers, consumer confidence will make all the difference to future trading. Unless your head has been in the sand, it’s been almost impossible to miss the exponential lead…

‘Australia’s Dealers Will Not Be Stalled’

AADA Limited, the independent peak body solely representing motor dealers from all states and territories has been given no choice but to launch legal action against the Trustee of MTAA House (House) in a bid to regain control of over…

AADA FIGHTS TO BLOCK USED IMPORTS

AADA Fights to Block Used Imports

The Australian automotive industry and Australian consumers alike may soon be at risk of dealing with potentially unsafe and unchecked imported used cars on an enormous scale. Recently, the AADA attended the Productivity Commission hearing in Melbourne, where it expressed…

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Whose Right to Repair?

While the controversial ‘Right to Repair’ debate has gripped automotive industries on a global scale, in Australia it’s also uncovered the importance of an unbiased association for Dealers. A debate has waged between Australian automotive manufacturers, Dealers and independent repairers…

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Interest Rate Enquiry Could Affect Dealership Profitability

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is conducting an enquiry into how interest rates are set for consumers in Australian dealerships at point of sale. The enquiry will focus particularly on the mechanics of finance arrangements that are set…

A Luxury We Can Do Without

Since the year 2000, members of the automotive industry have been united in their disdain for the infamous luxury car tax – in 2014 the AADA will rally for its abolishment. Not many tax policies experience complete and even support…

AADA Puts Microscope on Franchise Agreements

The importance of the Dealer franchise agreement cannot be underestimated. This significant document is the guiding force Dealers rely on as they invest substantially in dealership ownership. In recent years, changes to Australian manufacturing, vehicle advertising and consumer spending habits…