Dealer Bulletins

Dealer Bulletins

5th October, 2023

AADA Membership for Non-Participating High-Volume Brands

Historically, membership of the AADA has occurred through the approval of Dealer Councils and line group representative bodies that come together under the AMDC banner. Recently several new brands have…

27th September, 2023

Notice of Annual General Meeting

This is to advise you of the upcoming annual general meeting of the members of the Australian Automotive Dealer Association Limited. The details of this meeting are as follows: Date:…

19th September, 2023

NSW State Budget – Changes to EV Rebates

The NSW State Budget was handed down this morning with major changes to the Government’s policy in relation to electric vehicles. Issues of relevance to Dealers are summarised below. Removal…

31st August, 2023

AADA Response to Mercedes-Benz Judgement

Yesterday afternoon the Honourable Justice Jonathan Beach handed down his judgement on the Federal Court Case – Mercedes-Benz Australia Pacific vs. Mercedes-Benz Dealer Litigants Group. Disappointingly, Justice Beach found against…

25th August, 2023

ATO Luxury Car Tax Determination 23/1 – Commercial Vehicles

The ATO has issued a determination on Luxury Car Tax (LCT) and the eligibility of goods carrying vehicles including utes. A car, for LCT purposes, is a motor-powered road vehicle…

23rd August, 2023

Release of Consultation Paper on Franchising Code Review

Consultation on the Franchising Code Review is now open, with the Government releasing a consultation paper seeking feedback to inform the Independent Review of the Franchising Code of Conduct. The…

21st August, 2023

Unfair Contract Terms…What’s Changing?

In late 2023, significant changes to Australia’s unfair contract terms (UCT) regime will take effect. From 10 November 2023 the use, application of or reliance on unfair terms in a…

16th August, 2023

Dr Michael Schaper Appointed as Independent Reviewer of the Franchising Code of Conduct

Yesterday the Minister for Small Business, Housing, and Homelessness, the Hon Julie Collins announced that the review of Australia’s Franchising Code of Conduct will be led by Dr Michael Schaper….

14th July, 2023

Overtime Included in Calculation of TSMIT

Following on from previous Dealer Bulletins regarding the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) increase, the AADA received a number of queries regarding the calculation of the TSMIT and if…

4th July, 2023

Reminder – QLD Zero Emission Vehicle Enhanced Rebate Scheme Now Active

In April 2023 the Queensland Government announced additional financial assistance as part of their Zero Emission Vehicle Rebate Scheme which initially commenced in July 2022. AADA advised Dealers of the…

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