BDO Australia to Unveil Latest Dealership Trends

AADA is proud to present a must-attend session at the 2023 AADA Convention & Expo. The session will feature three of BDO Automotive’s leading partners: Mark Ward, Randall Bryson and Grant Cameron, who have a combined 75 years of experience…

Outgoing AADA Chairman, Terry Keating, with 2018 NADA Chairman, Wez Lutz, at the 2018 AADA Chairman's Dinner

Terry Keating Departs After Six Years of Leadership

AADA acknowledges outgoing Chairman Terry Keating for his leadership and guidance over the past six years. Terry has played a significant role in establishing AADA, the peak Dealer association in Australia, now widely recognised by Dealers, Government, regulators and other…

AADA Welcomes David Blackhall as Chairman

AADA Welcomes David Blackhall as Chairman

The AADA Board is delighted to announce the election of David Blackhall as the Australian Automotive Dealer Association’s new Chairman, commencing his duties as an independent director following the AADA Annual General Meeting on 16 November. David has unparalleled industry…

Action needed on skills shortages

The AADA has asked the Federal Government for assistance in addressing a critical shortage of skilled workers in the retail automotive industry. The AADA recently conducted a member survey that revealed almost every new car Dealer is suffering from a…

Discussion paper a step towards franchise balance

The AADA has welcomed the release of the Morrison Government’s discussion paper on the second stage of the Automotive Franchising reforms. The paper will specifically investigate the merits of a stand-alone code, options for mandatory binding arbitration and the need…

Collective Bargaining Class Exemption

The new class exemption granted by the ACCC for collective bargaining will allow Dealers, through their Dealer Councils, to negotiate with Manufacturers on behalf of their network, without having to go through the previous notification procedures which were administratively burdensome,…

Train to be the Best!

In the latest of our series, thanks to legendary service adviser trainer, Lloyd Schiller, of LloydSchiller.com and Brooke Samples of Profit Blueprints, Brooke discusses the importance of ongoing training. If you got a cool new toy, like a drone, and…

Reinvest to remain the best

We would all agree the industry is enjoying incredible profitability as a result of an almost perfect vehicle supply versus demand dynamic and new and used vehicle grosses being the best they have been in 20 years (at least). This…

Who’s winning from COVID?

We’re 18 months into living with COVID-19, and as with any mass disruption, there have been winners and losers. It’s been a profitable time for billionaires, with the US’s billionaire class alone increasing their combined wealth by $US1.2 trillion since…