GRAND PLANS UNVEILED AT MOBILITY AS A SERVICE CONFERENCE

Around 200 delegates attended the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) 2019 conference, held at the Crown Metropol and Crown Promenade Hotels in Melbourne, at the beginning of May. The single stream one-day event covered international and local MaaS discussions and…

Cooperation the key to profitability: Voortman

New AADA CEO James Voortman has urged Dealers to work together, not just with each other, but with OEMs and governments, to restore a focus on profitability in dealerships. Speaking at the 2019 AADA National Dealer Convention, Mr Voortman said…

Canberra presence paying off: Keating

The establishment of an office in Canberra had helped AADA become one of Australia’s most effective business associations, AADA chairman Terry Keating has told the 2019 AADA National Dealer Convention. “The last twelve months has seen our association mature its…

Death of the Dealer greatly exaggerated: Koblenz

The approaching arrivals of electric and autonomous vehicles, and ride-hailing services, are supposed to herald the death knell of the retail automotive dealership. However, that is far from the case, NADA executive vice-president and chief legal counsel, Andy Koblenz, has…

Local auto industry “alive and kicking”: Minister

The “long and proud” history of the Victorian automotive industry will continue into the future despite the departure over the past few years of vehicle manufacturers, according to the Victorian Minister for Small Business and Local Government, Adem Somyurek. Speaking…

POTENTIAL HIGH COURT CHALLENGE OVER VICTORIAN LCT

AADA is investigating the possibility of mounting a High Court challenge against the Victorian Government’s planned increase of stamp duty that will effectively act as a further Luxury Car Tax. AADA is consulting with legal experts to determine whether states…

BAILMENT AND FLOOR PLAN FACILITIES: THE RISKS

The world of bailment agreements, floor plan facilities, consignment sales, personal property securities legislation, the tort of conversion and transfer of title is a legal and financial maze that all of the participants, namely bailment/floor plan financier, Dealer, consumer and…