Category: Latest News

Where have our stars gone?

Matt Linney Friday, 27 April 2018 11:32

Some of the most respected car manufacturers are releasing models or variants that are receiving 3 or 4 star Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) safety ratings. We investigate the story behind the stars.

Western Australia has seen growth in the "Warehouse" style dealership sector over the past 3 years, with the promise of a large range of vehicles, fixed pricing and low "sales pressure". Often coupled with lower vehicle margins, these businesses typically earn profits through aftercare products including finance, insurance, warranties and accessories.

WhichCar motoring news have reported that Toyota Dealerships in New Zealand are implementing a similar strategy in their new car sales departments, whereby the dealerships become retail stores and offer "made to order" solutions with fixed prices and less inventory on hand. The article, written by David Bonnici, states that the rollout is part of Toyota's "Drive Happy" project.

Rejuvenated MG brought back to WA by John Hughes Group

Matt Linney Thursday, 19 April 2018 08:13

A quintessentially British motoring icon has made a return to Western Australian shores, with a slight twist - care of the John Hughes Motor group.

MTA WA Members may be aware that there is a Royal Commission into the Financial Services Sector currently underway. This inquiry will also include the behaviours of the insurance industry.

Motor Trade Association of Western Australia Group CEO Stephen Moir has been featured in WA Business News in a bid to educate the community on the importance of Payroll Tax exemptions for employers that employ trainees and apprentices, including many MTA WA members. (The article can be viewed by clicking HERE )

The T Word: Protecting Australia’s Iconic name.

Matt Linney Wednesday, 11 April 2018 11:10

Are we giving up the slang of a nation and importing another country’s icon?
With October 2017 marking the end of Australian production of the Commodore Ute and the last of the Falcon Utes being assembled in July 2016, manufacturers have been quick to champion the hero behind their sales success – namely dual-cab ‘Trucks’. Should we really welcome the term Truck and let our treasured Ute name be a piece of history?

How the MTA WA can help you avoid fines and back-pay during the current audit sweep of WA.

Social Media 101 Workshop - FREE

Monday, 09 April 2018 09:48

This event has been created in collaboration with the City of Wanneroo.

AIT Pre-Apprenticeship program commencing in July 2018!

Matt Linney Thursday, 05 April 2018 12:01

Kick start your automotive career and boost your chances of securing an apprenticeship with a pre-apprenticeship delivered by MTA WA's Automotive Institute of Technology.

PLUS We'll find you an employer for work experience.  - CLICK HERE FOR MORE

Worker's Rights: Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)

Ron Ballucci - Industrial Relations Manager Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:17

Is your business checking the working rights of all new employees?  Have you checked current workers to establish if workers do have a legal right to work in Australia?

Did you know that it is your responsibility to ensure you employ legal workers?

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