THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY

Recently NRMA stated Australia’s relationship with the car will change dramatically within the decade. The 86-page report identified various levels of government as the instigators of change implementation, rather than the automotive industry. Grant Cameron, Automotive Sector Leader at Deloitte,…

THE DEMISE OF LOCAL MANUFACTURING

The agonising demise of our local manufacturing and assembly industry is complete. The industry’s arc of establishment, growth, containment and decline is book-ended by the counterpoint images of Ben Chifley launching the FX Holden at Fishermans Bend in 1948 and…

WHY YOU NEED TO TRAIN YOUR SALES STAFF – AND KEEP TRAINING THEM

Most dealerships are losing money because they fail to invest in training their sales staff, according to world-leading automotive sales and dealership management consultant, Tom Stuker. “Starting with the management – because nine out of 10 managers lack the skill…

MUCH TO LEARN ON 2018 CHINA STUDY TOUR

The 2018 AADA Auto China Study Tour to the historical City of Beijing will be a highlight of the Australian automotive calendar. The Chinese auto industry is the fastest growing vehicle market in the world, and there is much for…

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…