Australia to ban local ivory and rhino horn trade

Australia has announced it will soon ban the domestic trade of ivory and rhino horn to curb "back-door" trading. The announcement came during a global summit of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) of Wild [...]

2019-08-28T10:31:12+00:00August 28th, 2019|Announcements, Governments, Legislation|

Queensland – Changes to motor vehicle laws

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 will come into effect on 1 September 2019. From this date, as motor dealers and chattel auctioneers you will need to provide a ‘class B’ statutory [...]

2019-08-26T11:52:40+00:00August 26th, 2019|Announcements, Legislation|

Understanding Valuation and Auction Compliance – ARITA Journal

AVAA President, Tim Slattery, penned a fantastic article in the July ARITA Journal, titled "Understanding Valuation and Auction Compliance. This comprehensive article highlights the risks associated with not using a compliant and ethically obliged auctioneer and valuer. Seller [...]

2019-11-08T12:00:52+00:00August 21st, 2019|Announcements, Industry Resources, Legislation|

New Banking Code of Practice – are you compliant?

Are you compliant with the NEW Banking Code of Practice? Are you dealing with companies who are compliant? The latest version of The Banking Code of Practice is now in effect. The latest version includes the following: Chapter [...]

2019-08-08T10:50:43+00:00August 8th, 2019|Announcements, Legislation|

International Valuation Standards- New Edition

We are pleased to share with you the latest edition of the International Valuation Standards (IVS). The latest edition updates IVS 2017 and will become effective from 31 January 2020. Early adoption is being encouraged by the IVSC. [...]

2019-08-08T09:45:08+00:00August 8th, 2019|Announcements, Legislation|

AVAA Code of Ethics- reminder of obligations

AUGUST 2019 Due to recent media regarding buying and selling own assets at auction, the AVAA would like to remind our members of the AVAA code of ethics that is designed to prevent market manipulation of values, and ensure our members conduct their business in an [...]

2019-11-08T12:00:52+00:00August 8th, 2019|Announcements, Industry Resources, Legislation|

NEW RESEARCH – Legislative Frameworks

Legislative Framework for Chattel Auctioneers, Chattel Valuers & Motor Dealers (July 2019) A new piece of research, commissioned by the AVAA, outlines the legislative framework that currently applies to auctioneers, valuers and motor dealers around Australia solely in [...]

2019-11-08T12:00:52+00:00July 29th, 2019|Announcements, Industry Resources, Legislation|