Category: Policy Viewpoint

COMPETITION LAW AMENDMENTS: EXPOSURE DRAFT CONSULTATION

The Australian Government, on 5 September 2016, released the Exposure Draft and Explanatory Materials for the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Competition Policy Review) Bill 2016, which notably features the introduction of an ‘effects test’ to the Competition and Consumer Act…

ACCC LAUNCHES MARKET STUDY INTO NEW CAR RETAILING INDUSTRY

AADA is eager to learn more about the market study the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has launched into the new car retailing industry in Australia. ACCC Chairman, Rod Sims, said consumer issues regarding new car retailing “are a…

BREXIT – THE BIG PICTURE! AN UPDATE FROM OUR CEO

Peter Ustinov, the famous British actor and raconteur, once said that if ever the world blew itself up the last words heard would be those of an expert saying it could never happen. As we arrived in London recently to…

CONVENTION TOPIC: LUXURY CAR TAX THRESHOLD TO RISE

The Luxury Car Tax (LCT) threshold will increase to $64,132 for the 2016/17 financial year, in line with an increase in the ‘All Groups’ Consumer Price Index (CPI). The LCT threshold for fuel-efficient luxury cars will increase to $75,526. Cars…