CEO Messages

 
7th May, 2020 · CEO Message CEO Message No. 54
The extent of the decline in April’s VFACTs was not surprising but the figures were still incredibly sobering. To put this into perspective the last time sales dipped below 40,000 units in a month was...
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7th April, 2020 · CEO Message CEO Message No. 53
Since we put out our last newsletter in early March the world has become a very different place. The emergence of the COVID-19 virus has prompted Governments across Australia to put restrictions in place to...
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6th March, 2020 · CEO Message CEO Message No. 52
The final weeks of February were very difficult for many of the AADA’s members with GM’s announcement that it was dumping the Holden brand altogether and prematurely ending about 200 Dealer agreements in the process....
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10th February, 2020 · CEO Message CEO Message No. 51
The new vehicle sales figures for the first month of 2020 show that sales contracted by over 12 per cent measured against the same period last year. It is certainly no surprise that sales are...
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9th December, 2019 · CEO Message CEO Message No. 50
November’s VFACTs has confirmed what we all suspected with the industry now officially recording its 20th consecutive month of declining new car sales. The media has started asking whether Australia is perhaps experiencing a retail recession. In the automotive retail...
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8th November, 2019 · CEO Message CEO Message No. 49
Point of Sale Exemption When the Banking Royal Commission was announced back in late 2017, very few people thought it would have significant implications for franchised new car Dealers. After all, it was misconduct primarily...
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