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Single Touch Payroll reporting starts from 1 July 2018 for employers with 20 or more employees.

To find out if you need to be ready by then, you will need to do a headcount of the employees you have on your payroll on 1 April 2018.

Record WA Fair Work penalties of over $500,000

Amy Doherty Tuesday, 05 December 2017 12:27

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a total of $510,840 in penalties against rogue cleaning operators in Perth, with a Judge slamming them for their “deliberate”, “repeated” and “systematic” exploitation of vulnerable overseas workers.

Catherine Paino-Povey has been penalised $77,400, her husband Mark Povey has been penalised $72,240 and the contract cleaning company they operate, Commercial and Residential Cleaning Group Pty Ltd, has been penalised $361,200.

The penalties were imposed in the Federal Circuit Court in relation to the exploitation of three Taiwanese workers.

Driverless car trial announced for Perth streets

Pia Duxbury Tuesday, 05 December 2017 09:09

The RAC has announced plans to test driverless passenger vehicles, in conjunction with French autonomous vehicle manufacturer Navya.

The trial, expected to start in April, will test several driverless passenger Autonom vehicles that are designed as an on-demand shared mobility service, bookable through a smartphone app.

Illegal work organisers targeted in WA and QLD operations

Pia Duxbury Tuesday, 05 December 2017 09:02

The Australian Border Force (ABF) has executed a series of Taskforce Cadena-related warrants on properties in Queensland and Western Australia this week, targeting labour hire intermediaries (LHI) providing illegal farm workers.

Taskforce Cadena is a joint agency initiative between the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), led by its operational arm the ABF, and the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO).

The Department of Transport have released an update to IB-132C Vehicle Safety and Standards Information Bulletin regarding the fitment and use of addtional and optional vehicle lights (lamps).

Counterfeit filter seizure reveals major threat to engines

Pia Duxbury Monday, 04 December 2017 14:32

Counterfeit oil filters sold to Australians online are placing thousands of engines at major risk, expert analyses have found.

Bench flow testing of seized counterfeit oil filters packaged for use in popular Toyota, Hyundai and Kia models identified several design and engineering flaws, including a major one that exposes crucial engine parts to damage and failure.

Graduation, congratulations to Samuel Howard

Pia Duxbury Monday, 04 December 2017 14:29

Congratulations Samuel Howard who recently completed his apprenticeship.

MTA member, West Coast Mechanics is a very busy, diversified and successful mechanical business located in the Rockingham area.  

Movement of Agricultural Machinery

Pia Duxbury Monday, 04 December 2017 13:36

Main Roads Western Australia has provided the following information on the movement of agricultural machinery. If you have any queries relating to this information contact Main Roads Western Australian at or call 138 486.

Toyota Safety Recall: Seat Belt Mounting Bolt Inspection

Pia Duxbury Monday, 04 December 2017 13:31


Investigations by Toyota Motor Corporation have determined that a requirement exists for the initiation of a Safety Related Recall Campaign to rectify a condition affecting the Seat Belt Mounting Bolt on Tarago (ACR50 & GSR50) which were sold in Australia.

Toyota Safety Recall: Electronic Park Brake Operation

Pia Duxbury Monday, 04 December 2017 13:25

Toyota issued Service Bulletin in November 2017 with a safety recall for a range of C-HR model vehicles in relation to Electronic Park Brake operation.

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