THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

The outbreak of COVID-19 has prompted the government to restrict various businesses from opening. AADA can advise that at this stage, dealerships will NOT be restricted from opening. The Federal Government’s announcement of a $130 billion package to assist employers…

DEALERSHIP PROTECTION AGAINST CORONAVIRUS

As the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) increases, and a pandemic has been declared, the motor vehicle industry is being severely affected along with all other sectors of our economy. Businesses are being required to make urgent and difficult decisions regarding…

NAVIGATING A PATH THROUGH COVID-19

AADA appreciates that in this difficult time, our partners are offering useful suggestions for strategies Dealers can adopt to cope during this unprecedented crisis. On 30 March, Deloitte Motor Industry Services hosted an online webinar to detail their view on…

AADA AND HOLDEN DEALER COUNCIL MEET PM

AADA and Holden Dealer Council executives have met with Prime Minister Scott Morrison to discuss General Motors’ planned exit from the Australian market, marking the end of the Holden brand. The meeting, which took place in Canberra in late February,…

DEALERS TO BE CUT AS HONDA MOVES TO AGENCY MODEL

Hot on the heels of Holden’s planned exit from the Australian market comes the sad news for many of Australia’s franchised new car Dealers that Honda will significantly cut its Dealer network. The car maker is set to adapt an…

THE END FOR HOLDEN AS GM EXITS RIGHT HAND DRIVE MANUFACTURING

Football, meat pies, kangaroos and Holden cars. No more. The iconic advertising jingle summed up the place in the Australian culture, psyche and heart of our very own automobile. Australians took pride that their local car manufacturer could compete with…

AADA SECURES SENATE INQUIRY INTO HOLDEN DEPARTURE

Thanks to AADA’s strong efforts advocating for Holden Dealers in discussions with the Federal Government, the Senate will conduct an inquiry into parent company General Motors’ (GM) withdrawal from Australian operations. About 9000 Holden dealership employees are set to lose…

$2 BILLION LAWSUIT LOOMS OVER HOLDEN DEPARTURE

Australia’s Holden Dealers could combine to launch a $2 billion lawsuit against General Motors in a bid to extract from the Detroit car maker what they believe they are owed. GM announced in February that it would cease manufacture of…