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Change of date for WA Automotive Industry Dinner

Pia Duxbury Thursday, 17 August 2017 15:16

The inaugural WA Automotive Industry Dinner which was set for the 5th of October and has now had to be rescheduled.

The Federal Government has called for a Council of Australia Governments (COAG) meeting for the 5th of October and the Premier has no alternative but to attend.  Due to this unforeseeable issue the dinner has been rescheduled to Thursday 22 March 2018.

The Motor Trade Association of WA (MTA WA) welcomes the Turnbull Government’s announcement to scrap a policy change that would have allowed the personal importation of new motor vehicles from the United Kingdom and Japan from 2018. This follows a review of the existing Motor Vehicle Standards Act conducted from 2013 to 2015, the announcement of the changes proposed in response to the review in February 2016, and extensive industry consultation since that time.

Burson Auto Parts' is a valued partner of MTA WA

Burson Auto Parts’ commitment to provide Australian automotive repairers with the highest quality and value packed workshop equipment continues with the introduction of the world’s most trusted hoist range to the Burson Equipment range.

Established in the USA back in 1925, the premium quality Rotary Hoist brand has been a forerunner in automotive workshop hoist design for decades.  With sales of the famed Rotary two post hoist exceeding one million units to date, Rotary Hoists have become synonymous with successful automotive workshops all over the world.

PBS marketplace review seeks to build on safety and productivity gains as Australia’s freight task growsInterested parties are invited to provide feedback on ways to improve the Performance-Based Standards (PBS) scheme for heavy vehicles.

The National Transport Commission (NTC) today released a discussion paper which presents preliminary findings of an evaluation of the PBS scheme and possible actions for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the scheme.

Dangers of mixing coolants

Pia Duxbury Thursday, 17 August 2017 09:23

This information has been provided by Castrol

The increasing drive by OEMs to higher horsepower and torque engines, stresses engine and cooling system. This has led to the rapid expansion of the number and type of engine coolant products available for the customer to purchase coupled with increased demands of engine operators for longer service periods, greater component durability and engine life.

Are you aware that your MTA WA membership includes employment, HR, IR and representation services 

Many members have advised they are being pressured into signing up with several employment organisations at a substantial fee for a three or five year period. Some unfortunately have and cannot exit the contract. The businesses are known to have high pressured sales techniques. There is no need for you to obtain services from any other employment business.  Why would you pay twice for the same type of services, especially when the other is substantially higher in fees?  

Parents and carers to determine start and finish time?

Pia Duxbury Tuesday, 15 August 2017 09:36

The Motor Trade Association's need your comments on an imminent review of flexible working arrangements for some employees with parenting and / or caring responsibilities.

The Fair Work Commission is currently considering an ACTU claim to include new provisions in virtually all modern awards that would give some employees with parenting and/or caring responsibilities a right to determine their days of work and starting/finishing times.

Nick Xenophon, 27,000 auto jobs waiting to be filled

Pia Duxbury Monday, 14 August 2017 12:37

Senator Nick Xenophon says the Federal Government needs to urgently act on recommendations made by a Senate Inquiry in December 2015 to address critical skills shortages currently crippling large parts of the automotive sector.

Governments normally have three months to respond to Senate Inquiry recommendations, but have failed to do so here.

Australian auto industry worth $37 billion

Pia Duxbury Monday, 14 August 2017 12:21

The Australian automotive sector will still contribute a massive $37.1 billion to the economy (2.2 per cent of GDP) beyond the end of local car manufacturing in October.

And there are currently a record 27,000 auto job vacancies waiting to filled, upped to a staggering 35,000 vacancies in the sector within a year — contrary to generally-held views.

Local EVs key to automotive gains

Pia Duxbury Monday, 14 August 2017 12:12

With all major international automotive manufacturers winding down their Australian operations, the burden of keeping an industry afloat is increasingly falling on local entrepenuers and manufacturers. 

The Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce (VACC) is of the opinion that growing the local auto industry is going to pitot around the adoption of further electric and autonomous driving technologies. 

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