This year has, without doubt, been the most challenging year Australians have experienced for a generation, causing previously unimaginable impacts on our lives, both personally and professionally. Among the casualties of the pandemic are countless industry conventions and seminars, which have been cancelled or postponed until next year, in the hope that a return to
On Tuesday, the Treasurer handed down the first post-pandemic Federal Budget and in doing so continued the already extraordinary support that the Government has provided to business over the past six months. The cost of programs such as JobKeeper has been immense but has done the job it was meant to do by saving jobs.
The situation in our second biggest state, Victoria, is one of despair at the moment. As the state nears the end of its six-week lockdown which has seen stage four restrictions in Melbourne, the State Government has started consulting on a road back for business. An announcement is due to be made on Sunday. Dealers
Following the highs of June, it’s been a challenging month for many Dealers and for the AADA. The situation in Victoria is incredibly concerning with Dealers currently operating under restrictions with a very depressed trading environment. Our thoughts are with our Victorian members, their employees and their families during this difficult time. The sales figures
On 30 June, General Motors’ deadline for its compensation offer to Dealers arrived. Despite widespread opposition, the offer did not change in the four months since it was announced and GM’s reluctance to negotiate in good faith was called out by the ACCC and a range of federal members of parliament including a number of