Category: Policy Viewpoint

TREASURER MORRISON BULLISH ABOUT AUSTRALIA’S ECONOMIC FUTURE

AADA Chief Executive Officer, David Blackhall, and Executive Director Operations, Brian Savage, were among guests at the Australian British Chamber of Commerce breakfast on 3 November to hear Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison, deliver an address on Australia’s ongoing economic performance….

TAKATA AIR BAG RECALL COULD BE COMPULSORY

The Takata air bag recall saga trundles on, with the ACCC poised to decide upon the recall becoming compulsory, according to Australian Automotive Dealer Association (AADA) Executive Director Operations, Brian Savage. It depends on the findings of the ACCC’s investigation…

FLEX COMMISSIONS BANNED FROM 1 NOVEMBER 2018

Astute Dealers will be rethinking their business model on how best to deal with receiving payments from finance companies when flex commissions are prohibited from 1 November 2018. Notice was given by ASIC when, in September, it registered a Legislative…

WE ARE STARTING TO MAKE OUR PRESENCE FELT IN CANBERRA

Twelve months ago, few people in the political circles of Australia knew anything about the Australian Automotive Dealer Association (AADA). The irony is, of course, that the destiny of the automotive industry was – and still is – in the…

AADA FIGHTS TO BLOCK USED IMPORTS

AADA WELCOMES DECISION ON PRIVATE NEW CAR IMPORTS

The Australian Automotive Dealer Association (AADA) has welcomed the Turnbull Government’s decision not to proceed with allowing personal importation of new vehicles from the UK and Japan. AADA CEO, David Blackhall, said the outcome highlights the careful consideration and hard…

ACCC NEW CAR RETAILING STUDY READY BEFORE YEAR END

Recommendations and proposals to emerge from the ACCC’s New Car Retailing Industry Market Study will be tabled before the end of this year. It is expected to be made public soon after an industry round table, with invited key stakeholders…

AADA SECRETARIAT STRENGTHENED WITH TWO NEW EXECUTIVES

The AADA Secretariat will be strengthened with the arrival of two new Executive Directors, James Voortman and Brian Savage, on 11 September. James will assume the newly-created position of Executive Director, Communications and Policy and Brian has been named to…

FLEX-COMMISSIONS OUT SAYS ASIC

ASIC announced in March that it will prohibit flex-commission in the car finance market but will still allow lenders to pay other types of compensation to car Dealers. ASIC considers flex-commissions “are arrangements in which a party other than a…