Author Archives: AADA - Administrator

A Compelling Case Against The LCT

AADA recently submitted its Tax White Paper Submission to the Government uncovering more reasons why the Luxury Car Tax (LCT) needs to go ‘The LCT is a discriminatory tax on an Australian consumer, as a tax policy instrument is no…

Supplementary Submission To Government Received

AADA has provided further indication to the Government of the risks associated with personal vehicle importing The AADA has responded to the invitation from the Government to provide further feedback on proposals for reducing restrictions on personal vehicle importation. Following…

No Quick Fix for 53 Million Defective Airbags

Dealers and motorists forced to wait for up to 12 months for replacement parts It’s the mother of all recalls – more than 53 million airbags worldwide and 600,000 in Australia. The number of cars caught up in the world’s…

Genuine Is Best

The FCAI has launched a new website to make drivers more aware about genuine parts and why they should be the first choice for fitment Genuineisbest.com.au is the new online resource for educating motorists about genuine parts. Developed and unveiled…

Consumer Guarantees vs Manufacturer Warranties

There has been long standing confusion and debate regarding how ‘traditional’ manufacturer warranties coexist with consumer guarantees (or ‘statutory warranties’) granted under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and previously under the Trade Practices Act. The confusion has been exacerbated by…

Goodwill – what is it, who “owns” it and how is it valued?

The questions seem straightforward, but when the rubber hits the road the answers are quite complex and potentially contentious. Let’s leave the question of how goodwill is valued for deliberation in future publications. In this article we will briefly explore…

How Bright is the Future for Electric Cars?

There’s been a lot of discussion about electric vehicles (EVs) and it often seems to be focused on the negative; range anxiety, slow sales growth, battery reliability and the overzealous predictions of its future by some economists, political leaders and…

Out With The New And In With The Old

For the first time ever, older cars are selling better than new ones in China Used car sales in China have been growing faster than new car sales and some observers are predicting that by 2020 used cars will account…

Is George Soros Looking to Join the Car Club?

Reports suggest that talks are well underway between business magnate George Soros and major dealership groups First it was computer tycoon Michael Dell and the former President of Sonic Automotive, Jeffry Rachor, who entered the retail automotive business. Then, Edward…