Category: Policy Viewpoint

Luxury Car Tax Update

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is working closely with dealership accounting groups to manage a number of complex administrative issues surrounding LCT and GST. The implications from the Full Federal Court decision in AP Group Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation…

Personal Property Securities Act Will Go Under The Microscope

Lend your thoughts and contribute to the Government’s statutory review of the Personal Property Securities Act. Dealers around Australia now have the opportunity to add their input to the review of the Personal Properties Securities Act 2009 (PPS Act), which…

Taking Care Of The Competition

The first comprehensive review of Australian Competition Policy in over 20 years has plenty of relevance for auto dealers. The Government is currently orchestrating the largest review of competition laws and policy since the Hilmer Review in 1993. Of course…

Tough Love – 2014 Budget Divides The Nation

While reaction to the 2014 Federal budget has been varied, for auto dealers, consumer confidence will make all the difference to future trading. Unless your head has been in the sand, it’s been almost impossible to miss the exponential lead…

‘Australia’s Dealers Will Not Be Stalled’

AADA Limited, the independent peak body solely representing motor dealers from all states and territories has been given no choice but to launch legal action against the Trustee of MTAA House (House) in a bid to regain control of over…

AADA FIGHTS TO BLOCK USED IMPORTS

AADA Fights to Block Used Imports

The Australian automotive industry and Australian consumers alike may soon be at risk of dealing with potentially unsafe and unchecked imported used cars on an enormous scale. Recently, the AADA attended the Productivity Commission hearing in Melbourne, where it expressed…

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Whose Right to Repair?

While the controversial ‘Right to Repair’ debate has gripped automotive industries on a global scale, in Australia it’s also uncovered the importance of an unbiased association for Dealers. A debate has waged between Australian automotive manufacturers, Dealers and independent repairers…

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Interest Rate Enquiry Could Affect Dealership Profitability

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is conducting an enquiry into how interest rates are set for consumers in Australian dealerships at point of sale. The enquiry will focus particularly on the mechanics of finance arrangements that are set…