Rolling with the Punches

The past ten years have been pretty turbulent for new car dealers and while current industry figures look promising, only forward planning can help ensure a profitable future Not many industries can claim to be as tough and adaptable as…

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…

right to repair

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…

Privacy

Privacy Act Changes Will Affect Dealers

Changes to the Privacy Act that come into effect on 12 March 2014 mean that most Dealers will need to amend their current privacy compliance documentation such as privacy statements, notices, privacy policies (usually posted on a website) and direct…

Former PM John Howard to speak at AADA 2014

John Howard’s Keynote to Wrap-up AADA Convention

What a difference 12 years can make to the Australian automotive landscape. In 2002 Australia’s emergence as a car exporter was seen as one of the Howard Government’s manufacturing success stories. We built large cars and exported one-third of them…

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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…

A Luxury We Can Do Without

Since the year 2000, members of the automotive industry have been united in their disdain for the infamous luxury car tax – in 2014 the AADA will rally for its abolishment. Not many tax policies experience complete and even support…

Training for the Industry by the Industry

The MTA Institute of Technology (MIT) is part of MTA Queensland, the peak industry body representing the automotive industry. Experienced innovators in automotive training, MIT offers a range of services which help employers better equip staff with up-to-date automotive knowledge,…

Dealer Co-operation is alive and well in Mackay

New car Dealer Co-operation is alive and well in Mackay Queensland Major franchised Motor Dealers in Mackay may have taken a relatively new concept to a whole new level. With some lateral thinking and co-operation, they’ve proved that competitors can…

It’s a Family Thing

Melbourne Auto Institution celebrates 50 years At Melbourne’s premier car dealerships, it’s not just vehicles that go the distance. This week, Penfold Motors celebrates 50 years of trading – proving that great relationships go the distance too. The family-owned and…