Category: Regulation

WANT MORE AFFORDABLE CARS? EASY – TAX THEM LESS

One of the reasons behind the Federal Government’s decision to allow the parallel importation of near-new vehicles is the belief that cars in Australia are too expensive. Retail automotive industry leaders argue that the Government could help lower prices by…

NTC CALLS FOR INPUT ON AUTOMATED VEHICLE LAWS

The National Transport Commission (NTC) has called for policy makers, technology experts, vehicle developers and the rest of the Australian community to help shape appropriate laws to maximise the benefits of automated vehicles. The inter-governmental agency has released an issues…

DECEPTIVE CONDUCT UNDER ACCC MICROSCOPE

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is continuing to focus upon misleading and deceptive conduct complaints from small businesses, as revealed in the latest biannual ‘Small Business in Focus’ report. This report, the eleventh in the series, contains the…

CALL FOR NEW LAWS AS PETROL PRICES FINALLY FALL

Two Australian senators have called for new laws to protect drivers from being ripped off at the bowser as crude oil prices fell to their lowest level in 13 years. Senator Ricky Muir of the Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party said…

Should The GST Be Increased?

According to CPA Australia it’s time to have a ‘rational debate’ about a number of reforms which could dramatically improve our economy. Additional GST revenue can be used to abolish a number of inefficient state taxes’ according to a recent…

The 2015 Intergenerational Report And What It Means For Dealers

The Government is required to produce an Intergenerational Report every five years to assess the long-term sustainability of government policies and how changes to Australia’s population size and age profile may impact on economic growth as well as workforce and…

Have Your Say: Workplace Relations Framework Inquiry

The Productivity Commission will undertake an inquiry into the workplace relations framework including the Fair Work Act 2009 with a final report to be provided to the Government in November 2015. An overriding principle for any recommendation is the need…