Blog & Updates

Gender Equality 'Daughter Water' for CEOs

Author: Barry Scott / Published Date: 1 October 2014

Brilliant! Just launched by DDB, shining light on an issue that's close to our hearts.

Autopia are working with Julie McKay, Executive Director of UN Women Australia, on a program of Roundtable events that highlight inequality in the work place.

A series of white paper documents will be produced, and if you’re interested in receiving any, or indeed attending any of the events click here for more details - however please note there is limited availability.

Daughter Water

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UN Women & Autopia: The Gender Diversity Debate

Author: Barry Scott / Published Date: 30 September 2014

Autopia hosted the second in a program of Roundtable events focussing on gender diversity last month - Where is the merit in the Gender Diversity Debate?

Julie McKay, Executive Director of UN Women Australia

Senior HR professionals attended an intimate lunch with Julie McKay, Executive Director of UN Women Australia, and were challenged to consider whether their organisation is a meritocracy, or really just another case of merit existing only in the eyes of the beholder.

The session explored the nature of merit in business, and provided recommendations on how productivity can be maximised.

- Who defines and bestows merit?
- What happened to the level playing field?
- What is the future of the meritocracy?
- Do targets and quotas undermine merit?

UN Women & Autopia are co-producing a series of white paper documents throughout the program, and if you're interested in receiving any of these click here.

If you would like to attend the next event click here,
however please note there is limited availability.

Next Event
- Wednesday 15th October 2014 - Melbourne
   Where is the merit in the Gender Diversity Debate?

   Julie McKay - Executive Director, UN Women Australia

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A revolutionary way to save thousands on a car!

Author: Barry Scott / Published Date: 21 August 2014

Categories: Team Updates, Events, Consultancy

Go Drive Business is a groundbreaking car ownership program that saves sole traders, professionals, business owners and company directors thousands of dollars, an unbelievable amount of time, and takes care of all the complicated tax issues at EOFY.

Designed for those with complicated income streams, it removes all the hassle from buying, running and selling a car. One phone call and we take care of it all.

We even absorb the variability of costs, flattening them into one set monthly expense to help you manage your cash flow.

Buy One phone call is all it takes:
        - Fleet discounts on purchase price
        - Vehicle selection advice and depreciation modelling
        - Finance and tax strategy to maximise deductions

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        - Fuel, finance, insurance, registration & CTP
        - Discounted servicing, tyres & repairs
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        - Intelligent Tax Pack (EOFY & FBT)

Sell We even help you sell the vehicle:
        - No nonsense valuation
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- Find out how it all works here
- Click here and we'll call you back whenever it's convenient
- Call 1800 288 674 and find out how easy it is to save thousands now
- Download: 'The Essential Guide to Car Finance'

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The Future of Employee Benefits: HR Executive Roundtable

Author: Barry Scott / Published Date: 28 April 2014

Categories: Novated Leasing

In late March, Human Resources directors, managers and consultants congregated with Autopia at Kirribilli’s Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron to discuss the future of employee benefits - and the influence of changing demographics upon it.


novated-leases-autopia-employee-benefits-roundtable-march-2014-mainWorkplaces today are a combination of baby boomers, Generation X, Generation Y and  Generation Z.  In addressing this amalgamation, this roundtable discussion touched on the benefits that all employees seem to value, through to the benefits that resulted in the highest ROI for the organisation.

Some employee benefits were common practice across the range of industries present, while others were genuinely innovative. Interestingly, the highest-ranking benefits from both categories shared a common denominator.

Despite the diversity of the ‘needs and wants’ of different generations, they each valued one thing above all else. Family.

The roundtable united in the belief that benefits that are tailored to extend to the families of employees deliver the greatest amount of engagement, eventually leading to corporate profitability.  

Among those benefits were flexible work hours, and novated leasing or car salary packaging.  
To learn more on the range of benefits and how they compare, download the free white paper here.

As to the rationale behind why this might be, celebrated ‘leadership’ author, Simon Sinek, has some thoughts on the subject; he proposes that we aim to surround ourselves with people who ‘believe what we believe’, and when this happens, trust emerges (and he might just know what he’s talking about; his TED talk "How Great Leaders Inspire Action" is the third-most-viewed on

Do you believe what he believes? How do your benefits measure up?

Watch Simon's talk here.

Download ‘Which Employee Benefits Work’ here.

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Autopia's Executive Roundtable Series
at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron March 25th
Autopians Maree Cowie, Jim Chittendon,
David Wakeley and Greg Parkes.

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Jairus Ashworth from AON Hewitt
with Autopia's Greg Parkes
The topic, of poignant interest, provoking discussions post formalities
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Author: Barry Scott / Published Date: 15 January 2014


We are pleased to announce that the winner of Autopia’s ‘Great Australian Road Trip’ competition is Dennis Maloney.  Congratulations, Dennis!

Dennis, who referred a friend for an Autopia novated lease in our October-December competition – who consequently completed an obligation-free consultation and packaged their new car with Autopia – is the grand draw winner of $2,000 worth of vouchers of his choice from Britz Campervans, 4wd and Car Rentals, Motor One Vehicle Accessories, Coles Myer, Fuel, iTunes, Accor Hotels and Resorts and Adrenalin Experience.

Highway Road TripThe first twenty people, who referred and completed consults with Autopia, also receive a copy of the beautifully-presented Australian Geographic Highway One – The Ultimate Australian Road Trip book.


Have a great trip, Dennis – we can’t wait to hear all about it!

Autopia commits to providing Australian businesses and drivers with a service experience that is best in class.  For more information on novated leasing for Australian drivers, please click here.

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