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WOVR Reform, have your say

Pia Duxbury Friday, 02 February 2018 12:19

The Motor Trade Association of Western Australia (MTA WA) has been calling for a review of the Written-off Vehicle Register (WOVR) and we are pleased that the McGowan Government has now made this a priority on their agenda. The industry has a number of concerns with the current system and we will raise these with the Department of Transport during the review process

Body repairers take control with cost calculator

Pia Duxbury Friday, 02 February 2018 11:32


The Motor Trade Association of WA (MTA WA) has today released a new cost calculator for body repairers.

The cost calculator tool will assist body repair business owners to transparently identify their costs to establish an accurate hourly charge out rate for their business.

A new cost calculator tool that will assist motor body repair businesses across Western Australia transparently identify their costs and a charge out hourly rate for their business, was launched today by the MTA WA.

The tool, which has been independently analysed by national business advisory and accountancy firm BDO, and examined by the Australian Tax Office (ATO), enables all motor body repair business owners / management to capture all of the costs associated in running their businesses. The tool also includes helpful worksheets for Profit and Loss, Tradespersons costs, and has the added potential of highlighting areas of business operations where further efficiencies can be made and/ or improvements to productivity.

MRB Licensing, Holden dealers and sharing the road

Pia Duxbury Wednesday, 24 January 2018 15:02

Over the past fortnight the Motor Trade Association of WA has had a strong media presence across a variety of issues.

Advanced analytics can extend the profit life cycle for carmakers who know how to use it.

A life-cycle approach to sales can give companies that make high-cost, long-lived equipment a new lease on life. By expanding the focus beyond the initial sale, makers of products meant to last years—from heavy construction equipment and aircraft to medical-imaging devices and IT equipment—can open up new profit opportunities across the entire life of the product.

The Consumer Electronics Show normally sets the tone of what to expect from the year in tech.

Wearables, voice assistants and super sleek televisions are the staples.

Unlicensed motor vehicle repairer fined

Thursday, 11 January 2018 09:01

The MTA WA is disappointed to see such a soft fine for an individual who has knowingly breached the Motor Repairers Act by refusing to acquire a license. This is an issue of great concern for the MTA WA and our members and we addressed it in an article in November last year.

  • Employers using contracted payroll processers urged to check their payroll tax is being paid to the State Government

  • Recent payroll tax audits have identified some contracted payroll processors are not passing on payroll taxes to the State Government, despite receiving payments from the employer

We've had a number of members recently advise us that they've recieved phishing emails from scammers posing as the Department of Human Services.

The Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) today welcomed the final report of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) 18 month Market Study into New Car Retailing and urged industry and government to now get on with adopting the recommendations and actions.

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