Category: Feature

YAZAKI CORPORATION IN BREACH OF CARTEL LAWS

The Federal Court recently ruled that Yazaki Corporation, the parent company of Australian Arrow Pty Ltd, had engaged in collusion with a competitor in the supply of wiring harnesses to Toyota Motor Corporation in Australia. Yazaki, based in Japan, supplies…

ANOTHER MASSIVE AIR BAG RECALL

Hot on the heels of the Takata air bags recall comes another one, this time involving Continental Automotive Systems (CAS) and affecting up to five million vehicles worldwide. CAS has filed documents with the US Government declaring that its air…

UNCONSCIONABLE CONDUCT IN BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS DEALING

The recent Federal Court declarations in legal proceedings, instituted by the ACCC against Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd (Coles), that it had engaged in unconscionable conduct, has application to the automotive industry and, in particular, during warranty audits. The Federal…

INSURERS WARNED OVER AUTOMATIC RENEWALS

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission has ordered six car insurers to inform customers about automatic policy renewals after receiving complaints from consumers. An ASIC review found that insurers didn’t always clearly inform new customers that policies would automatically renew…

ATO TO BROADEN TAX TRANSPARENCY

AADA urges all Dealers to ensure their affairs are in order after the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) recently published the tax details of about 1,500 large corporate taxpayers, with plans to also report tax details in relation to 300 private…

ATO TO FOCUS ON LARGE BUSINESS

The Australian Taxation Office has put large businesses on notice that it is focusing on them this financial year to ensure they pay their fair share of tax. The ATO released a statement in December stating that it “will work…

CAPITAL GAINS TAX CHANGES TO HELP GROWTH – MINSITER

Dealers wanting to change their legal structure can now do so without attracting a Capital Gains Tax (CGT) liability. In early February the Federal Government introduced a Bill to Parliament as the final plank in its $5.5 billion ‘Growing Jobs…

DECEPTIVE CONDUCT UNDER ACCC MICROSCOPE

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is continuing to focus upon misleading and deceptive conduct complaints from small businesses, as revealed in the latest biannual ‘Small Business in Focus’ report. This report, the eleventh in the series, contains the…