Category: News From the AADA CEO

Newsletter No. 26 – 21 June 2017

Speaking last year at a meeting of the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (CEDA)1 Mr. Rod Sims, Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission quoted the following line, generally attributed to the imminent pre-Keynesian economist, Joseph Schumpeter….

Newsletter No. 25 – 29 May, 2017

Plato was a phenomenally influential Greek philosopher. Along with his teacher Socrates, and his most famous student, Aristotle, he was responsible for laying the foundations of Western philosophical and scientific thought.1 Plato – b.428 – d.348 BCE Plato once asked…

Media Release – AADA Supports ASIC

16 May 2017 AADA FULLY SUPPORTS THE ASIC BAN ON ILLEGAL PRACTICES CEO of the Australian Automotive Dealer Association (AADA) David Blackhall said the recent action by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to ban an operator from engaging…

Newsletter No. 24 – 27 April, 2017

Arthur Wellesley, the 1st Duke of Wellington, is arguably one of British history’s most flamboyant and charismatic figures. His famous victory over Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo places him in the company of only a few other British leaders who, by…

Newsletter No. 23 – April 5, 2017

Last week, President Donald J Trump gave an in-depth interview to the Financial Times. Among many alternately fascinating and horrifying things the President said were these gems … “I have over 100m followers between Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Over 100m….

Newsletter No. 22 – March 14, 2017

In 1900, the eminent British physicist Lord Kelvin is said to have pronounced: “There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement.“ Within three decades, Einstein’s theory of relativity and…

Newsletter No. 21 – February 27, 2017

Around the mid-1970s, the Central Intelligence Agency recognised their need for a better tool to help CIA analysts produce the best possible solution to problems where lack of precise data resulted in high levels of uncertainty – a typical situation…

Newsletter No. 20 – February 8, 2017

The Go-Between… One of the most famous opening lines of any literary work in English comes from the L.P. Hartley novel, The Go-Between… “The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there” The reason this sentence is quoted…

The World in 2017

Summary by Geopolitical Futures Ⓒ   Our 2017 forecast includes projections for several regions. Here are some highlights. The United States: U.S. foreign policy will shift toward nationalism and this will change U.S. relationships throughout the world. The U.S. will…

Newsletter No. 19 – December 19, 2016

SAUSAGES AND THE LAW… Otto von Bismark, the so-called Iron Chancellor, was a remarkable politician and visionary leader. He almost single-handedly created the German nation out of the Prussian Empire and subsequently manipulated a long-lasting European peace through his skillful…