CEO Messages

 
4th November, 2021 · CEO Message CEO Message No. 70
The big news in our industry this month is that 80% of Australian Mercedes-Benz Dealers have launched an action against Mercedes-Benz Australia in the Federal Court. The action seeks $650 million in damages under the...
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8th October, 2021 · CEO Message CEO Message No. 69
On 6 October 2021, an article ran in the Sydney Morning Herald/Age newspapers titled “Car makers push online sales as young Australians don’t want to haggle“. The story centres around a submission to the Government...
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6th September, 2021 · CEO Message CEO Messsage No. 68
As I write this, Dealers in New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT are operating under restrictions and there remains a great deal of uncertainty about when lockdowns will end. Disappointingly, the nation’s leaders are...
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5th August, 2021 · CEO Message CEO Message No. 67
The past few months have been difficult for those Dealers navigating through uncertain times as we continue to face unpredictable state lockdowns. Various states have entered COVID-related lockdowns over the past months and impacted dealerships...
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9th July, 2021 · CEO Message CEO Message No. 66
The AADA secretariat speaks to many Dealers and at the moment the biggest concern for so many is the crippling skills shortage we are facing in Australia. The shortage of light vehicle mechanics and diesel...
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8th June, 2021 · CEO Message CEO Message No. 65
Almost every new car Dealer will tell you that over the past five years the number of customers requesting refunds or replacements of motor vehicles has ballooned. Consumer guarantees are not new, and customers whose...
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