Dealers Losing Face

As more manufacturers demand a ‘one size fits all’ approach to online dealerships, they are put at risk of losing the critical elements that make them unique. Some Dealers have expressed concern towards the future of their online presence, as…

NADA University Is a Game Changer

For the first time in history, the AADA will make NADA University available to Australian Dealers in a recently approved landmark agreement. Australian dealerships will have a new and outstanding opportunity to increase their knowledge and add valuable skills to…

Update: AADA/MTAA Legal Dispute

AADA Chairman Ian Field shares his insights into the current legal dispute with the defunct MTAA: Understanding the current legal dispute between the defunct MTAA and the new AADA is only possible when the history of AADA and MTAA is…

right to repair

Progress Made As FCAI Repair Information Code Unfolds

The FCAI, in cooperation with AADA, now has a document which (for the most part) has the agreement of all parties following the latest meeting in Canberra. A ‘Code of Practice’ being drafted by the Federal Chamber Of Automotive Industries…

Budget Backlash

From impassioned public demonstrations, to sliding poll results and intense media coverage, reaction to the 2014 Federal Budget has not gone unnoticed. The Abbott government’s first budget has caused a monumental reaction from the Australian public, not to mention countless…

History Repeating Itself

After almost 40 years, the AADA is now more in line with its original goals and objectives than ever. A position statement from the AADA, when it was previously referred to as the Australian Automobile Dealers Association has surfaced and…

AADA Convention Update – It doesn’t get any better than this

Every year the AADA Convention provides attendees with a dynamic, information-and-inspiration packed line-up of high profile keynote speakers and leading industry figures. In 2013 we had Martin Ward, AP Eagers CEO, international guest David Kain and the ex-Chairman of Toyota…

Is Your Freedom of Choice Limited?

Every Dealer should be well aware of third line forcing, how it can impact their business and what solutions are available to them. Third line forcing is prohibited in Australia under section 47 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010…

AADA Supports Small Business And Family Enterprise Ombudsman

The AADA has welcomed the opportunity by the Hon Bruce Billson MP, Minister for Small Business to provide input on the Government’s commitment to transform the Australian Small Business Commissioner into a Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (the Ombudsman)….

Proposed PPSA Changes Good News For Dealers

A significant change to the Personal Properties Securities Act 2009 (PPSA) could make life easier for Dealers. The Personal Property Securities Amendment (Deregulatory Measures) Bill 2014 (Bill) has recently been tabled in Federal Parliament and may change how cars under…