INSTANT ASSET WRITE-OFF EXTENSION

AADA has congratulated the Federal Government for extending the expanded instant asset write-off until the end of the year. AADA CEO James Voortman said it was very welcome news for car Dealers and hoped it would help the industry recover…

OUR AGEING CAR PARK A CONCERN

The 2020 Australian Bureau of Statistics Motor Vehicle Survey found that average age of vehicles across Australia is 10.1 years, a figure that is twice as high as it should be. Tasmanian vehicles were the oldest at 12.5 years, while…

AGENCY MODEL RAISES QUESTIONS

With Honda’s announced intention to shift to an agency model, Mercedes-Benz doing the same for electric vehicles, and Volkswagen likewise in Europe, it raises a number of questions AADA believes Dealers deserve to have answered. AADA is not against a…

AUTOMOTIVE CODE – WHAT IT SHOULD COVER AND DOESN’T!

The recent release of the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes – Franchising) Amendment (New Vehicle Dealership Agreements) Regulations 2020 sought to address the power imbalances that exist in commercial arrangements between Dealers and distributors. Below we explain some of the…

THE COVID CREDIT SQUEEZE

While the Federal Government has sought to keep credit flowing in the Australian economy during the COVID-19 economic slowdown, individuals who would normally have no issue financing a vehicle are having their credit applications denied. AADA has heard of many…

FIVE AUTO RECOVERY MEASURES WE’D LIKE TO SEE

Along with many other industries, the retail automotive industry has taken a battering from COVID-19 shutdowns and social distancing measures. With those restrictions now beginning to ease, AADA has come up with a few strategies we’d like to see the…

GOVERNMENT JOINS DEALERS IN CALL FOR GM ARBITRATION

AADA has welcomed the Australian Government’s call for General Motors (GM) and Australia’s Holden Dealers to settle their dispute via arbitration. Several government members made statements in parliament calling out General Motors’ poor treatment of Holden Dealers, as two days…

A YEAR OF INTERESTING TIMES

DROUGHT | BUSHFIRE | HOLDEN CLOSURE | HONDA ANNOUNCEMENT | COVID-19 “May you live in interesting times.” Many believe this statement to be a Chinese curse, although it appears to actually have become a saying via Chinese Whispers rather than…