Category: News From the AADA CEO

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. 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…

Newsletter No. 18 – December 7, 2016

WAITING FOR GODOT… Waiting for Godot is a play by the Irish Nobel Laureate Samuel Beckett in which two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, await the arrival of someone named Godot – but Godot never arrives. Originally written in French and…

Newsletter No. 17 – November 23, 2016

STATISTICS… The phrase “Lies, damned lies, and statistics” has been well known and widely used for over 100 years. The debate about who first coined the phrase is unresolved but the leading candidate seems to be the British Prime Minister…

NEWSLETTER NO. 16 – NOVEMBER 11, 2016

The Black Elephant… Languages are living, flexible and adaptable expressions of the fluidity of a culture and quickly reflect societal themes that flow through peoples’ lives – none more so than the English language. I was therefore impressed with how…