Category: Policy Viewpoint

IMPROVED FLEXIBILITY FOR SMALL BUSINESS RESTRUCTURING

As part of the 2015-16 Budget, the Federal Government committed to providing greater flexibility for small businesses when changing their legal structure. To this end, the Treasury has released an Exposure Draft and accompanying explanatory materials for the Tax and…

LANDMARK DEALER SURVEY REVEALS TRUE STATE OF PLAY

The first-ever comprehensive survey of franchised motor Dealers reveals a mixed level of satisfaction amongst Dealers regarding the four pillars of the franchise model. For the first time, the AADA (via automotive specialist accounting firm BDO) gave Dealers the chance…

NFDA SUMMER 2015 DEALER ATTITUDE SURVEY RESULTS REVEALED

UK-based organisation, the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), has just released the findings of its latest Dealer Attitude Survey, conducted in July 2015. NFDA’s role is similar to AADA’s. It represents franchised car and commercial vehicle Dealers, lobbying for their…

Terry Keating appointed new AADA Chairman

Long-serving motoring industry leader and Tamworth native, Terry Keating, is the new chairman of the Australian Automotive Dealer Association, taking over from the retiring Ian Field. The announcement came last month during a board meeting held at the AADA National…

Parliamentary Committee To Examine Lemon Laws

The Queensland Legislative Assembly has ordered an inquiry into consumer protections provided by current legislation and determine whether there is a need for ‘lemon laws’ to protect consumers when a new car they have purchased turns out to be severely…

COMPETITION POLICY

Big End Of Town V Small Business – “Effects Test” CPA Australia recently spoke out in support of the Minister for Small Business, Bruce Billson, in a push for an ‘effects test’ in competition policy reform. A key recommendation of…

COMPETITION POLICY

Small Business rally behind Minister Billson on Effects Test In a further development in support of an ‘effects test’,a group calling itself ‘The Independent Alliance for Competition’, representing two million small retailers, has thrown its full support behind Minister for…

TREASURY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT

(Small Business And Unfair Contract Terms) Bill 2015 (UCT Bill) Referred To Senate Inquiry On 13 August 2015 the UCT Bill was referred to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee (the Committee) for inquiry and report by 14 September 2015. Readers…