Category: Policy Viewpoint

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…

IS THIS WHAT WE WANT FOR AUSTRALIAN CONSUMERS?

The Federal Government is putting Australian consumers at risk by allowing personal importation of new and near-new vehicles from 2018. Already we are seeing advertisements from foreign car-sellers looking to steal a march on our local market, which will, as…