Category: Dealership Operations

INSTANT ASSET WRITE-OFF EXTENSION

AADA has congratulated the Federal Government for extending the expanded instant asset write-off until the end of the year. AADA CEO James Voortman said it was very welcome news for car Dealers and hoped it would help the industry recover…

AUTOMOTIVE CODE – WHAT IT SHOULD COVER AND DOESN’T!

The recent release of the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes – Franchising) Amendment (New Vehicle Dealership Agreements) Regulations 2020 sought to address the power imbalances that exist in commercial arrangements between Dealers and distributors. Below we explain some of the…

FIVE AUTO RECOVERY MEASURES WE’D LIKE TO SEE

Along with many other industries, the retail automotive industry has taken a battering from COVID-19 shutdowns and social distancing measures. With those restrictions now beginning to ease, AADA has come up with a few strategies we’d like to see the…

DEALERSHIP PROTECTION AGAINST CORONAVIRUS

As the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) increases, and a pandemic has been declared, the motor vehicle industry is being severely affected along with all other sectors of our economy. Businesses are being required to make urgent and difficult decisions regarding…

NAVIGATING A PATH THROUGH COVID-19

AADA appreciates that in this difficult time, our partners are offering useful suggestions for strategies Dealers can adopt to cope during this unprecedented crisis. On 30 March, Deloitte Motor Industry Services hosted an online webinar to detail their view on…

Disruption is normal: Mills

Disruption is not “the new normal”, it has always been normal, delegates at the AADA National Dealer Convention heard on Tuesday morning. In his address, titled ‘Mobility Is and Always Will Be the Dealer’s Business’, guest breakfast speaker Charles Mills…

THE HARDEST CALL ANY LEADER MUST MAKE

The hardest call to be made in leadership is to hire, promote and attract people who have the right character but don’t yet have the necessary skills. My philosophy in this area is simple: If you want to be successful,…

SHOULD YOU SELL YOUR DEALERSHIP?

Previously we have questioned the future of the retail automotive store, noting the increasing move to online showrooms and a growing willingness of customers to shop for vehicles in cyberspace. With significant changes coming in the automotive industry over the…

CUT SUPER ADMIN BY 70 PER CENT WITH SUPERSTREAM

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) says small businesses can cut the time spent on superannuation administration by around 70 percent via its SuperStream product. SuperStream is the new way of making super contributions. Employers send super contributions electronically in a…