The Right to Represent

As the ‘Sharing of Information’ debate unfolds, questions continue to be asked about who is truly representing the interests of Australia’s new car Dealers. In the last issue of Automotive Dealer, the AADA shed light on the debate surrounding access…

Luxury Car Tax Update

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is working closely with dealership accounting groups to manage a number of complex administrative issues surrounding LCT and GST. The implications from the Full Federal Court decision in AP Group Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation…

Embrace Technology and Boost Profits

Picture this – one of your customers is driving along and the music he’s listening to (which he selected using voice control) is interrupted by a voice text message telling him he’s approaching a florist, just in case he wanted…

Australian Dealers Have Heard The Call

AADA membership continues to grow as more Dealers and dealership staff see the benefits of joining their new and strengthened Association. The AADA is well on its way to achieving its membership target by the end of 2014, with the…

Personal Property Securities Act Will Go Under The Microscope

Lend your thoughts and contribute to the Government’s statutory review of the Personal Property Securities Act. Dealers around Australia now have the opportunity to add their input to the review of the Personal Properties Securities Act 2009 (PPS Act), which…

Taking Care Of The Competition

The first comprehensive review of Australian Competition Policy in over 20 years has plenty of relevance for auto dealers. The Government is currently orchestrating the largest review of competition laws and policy since the Hilmer Review in 1993. Of course…

Are you Chemically Compliant?

When’s the last time you thought about chemical compliance? Have you ever thought about it at all? Though chemical compliance often ranks low on automotive dealer’s priority list, running a chemically compliant business is in fact incredibly important to maintaining…

Are benchmarks a self-fulfilling prophecy?

Retail motor dealerships rely heavily on benchmarking to monitor performance. In fact, it’s not just the Dealers who use this tool, but also the manufacturers, financiers and accounting firms. While industry benchmarks are an extremely useful tool, we have seen…