Privacy

Privacy Act Changes Will Affect Dealers

Changes to the Privacy Act that come into effect on 12 March 2014 mean that most Dealers will need to amend their current privacy compliance documentation such as privacy statements, notices, privacy policies (usually posted on a website) and direct…

Former PM John Howard to speak at AADA 2014

John Howard’s Keynote to Wrap-up AADA Convention

What a difference 12 years can make to the Australian automotive landscape. In 2002 Australia’s emergence as a car exporter was seen as one of the Howard Government’s manufacturing success stories. We built large cars and exported one-third of them…

Meet The Team

The new AADA board is managed by an inspired team with real automotive dealership experience and expertise. There’s now a member of the board from each Australian state and territory, along with four independently elected Dealers, making up a total…

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Interest Rate Enquiry Could Affect Dealership Profitability

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is conducting an enquiry into how interest rates are set for consumers in Australian dealerships at point of sale. The enquiry will focus particularly on the mechanics of finance arrangements that are set…

A Luxury We Can Do Without

Since the year 2000, members of the automotive industry have been united in their disdain for the infamous luxury car tax – in 2014 the AADA will rally for its abolishment. Not many tax policies experience complete and even support…

Training for the Industry by the Industry

The MTA Institute of Technology (MIT) is part of MTA Queensland, the peak industry body representing the automotive industry. Experienced innovators in automotive training, MIT offers a range of services which help employers better equip staff with up-to-date automotive knowledge,…

Dealer Co-operation is alive and well in Mackay

New car Dealer Co-operation is alive and well in Mackay Queensland Major franchised Motor Dealers in Mackay may have taken a relatively new concept to a whole new level. With some lateral thinking and co-operation, they’ve proved that competitors can…

It’s a Family Thing

Melbourne Auto Institution celebrates 50 years At Melbourne’s premier car dealerships, it’s not just vehicles that go the distance. This week, Penfold Motors celebrates 50 years of trading – proving that great relationships go the distance too. The family-owned and…

AADA Puts Microscope on Franchise Agreements

The importance of the Dealer franchise agreement cannot be underestimated. This significant document is the guiding force Dealers rely on as they invest substantially in dealership ownership. In recent years, changes to Australian manufacturing, vehicle advertising and consumer spending habits…

Paul Cummings Will Rock the Convention

Ever since Paul Cummings first appeared at the AADA National Dealer Convention in 2007, Dealers around Australia have been begging for him to come back. Finally in 2014, your prayers have been answered. We’re proud to confirm that Paul Cummings…