Category: Latest News

The following Dealer Bulletin 03/2017 has been issued by the Department of Transport.  It can be download at the bottom of this page.

Issue

Update on certain Government vehicle concessions being discontinued from 1 July 2017.

Licensing charges and fees 2017/18

Pia Duxbury Wednesday, 05 July 2017 13:29

MTA WA has recieved a Dealer Bulletin from the Department of Transport.  The full bulletin can be downloaded for your reference at the bottom of the page..

In summary the bulletin covers:

  • New charges and fees for 2017/2018.
  • Not all fees are increasing. The majority of vehicle licence fees for Heavy vehicles registered under FIRS are decreasing.
  • There is no change to personalised and special series plate application fees.
  • The ICWA Insurance Premium Schedule has changed for classes 3(a) and 3(b) to exclude passenger car vehicles originally designed with nine seats or less, including the driver.

Congratulations to our apprentices.

Pia Duxbury Wednesday, 05 July 2017 13:24

Denem Owczarski ( GTO apprentice ) has just completed his apprenticeship after being placed at Langham Auto Engineers for the duration of his apprenticeship. Pictured with Phillip Langham who has been a host for GTO apprentices for a very long time. Denem hails from Northam and was trained by the Automotive Institute of Technology. Denem has decided to stay on with Langham’s  as a qualified technician.

Awards & Wages Schedules update June 2017

Pia Duxbury Wednesday, 05 July 2017 12:08

Wage Schedules

Federal and State Wage Schedules have been uploaded to the MTAWA Website. These are effective from the 1st full pay period on or after the 1st July 2017.

MTA WA member directory, coming soon!

Pia Duxbury Wednesday, 05 July 2017 12:00

The Motor Trade Association of WA will soon be launching an online member directory.  Available on the MTA WA website the interactive directory will allow consumers to find members in their local area.

The Directory is designed for consumers to intuitively search for automotive suppliers.  It allows them to search by post code, suburb and type of service.

Employsure complaints received by FWO

Pia Duxbury Wednesday, 05 July 2017 11:52

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has received complaints from members of the public who claim they have been misled into believing that private businesses are, or were, connected or affiliated with the Fair Work Ombudsman or other government agencies.

We have received complaints relating to a website at the address www.fairworkhelp.com.au and telephone advisory services operated by Employsure Pty Ltd.

Telstra service scam

Pia Duxbury Monday, 26 June 2017 11:36

Stay Smart Online has reported a new wave of technical support scams impersonating Telstra. These scams may also be known as ‘Remote Access scams’ or ‘Impersonation scams’.

Victims are contacted by callers pretending to be representatives from Telstra reporting some kind of problem. (One recent scam, for example, claims that the lights blinking in a particular pattern on a modem or router indicates an issue).

These callers may either request remote access to your computer and/or ask for credit card details in order to charge a fake support fee or fix a false payment processing issue.

Change to Disposal of Uncollected Goods Act

Pia Duxbury Tuesday, 20 June 2017 12:54

Consumer Protection has announced changes to the Disposal of Uncollected Goods Act which are an excellent first step in achieving the changes that the MTA WA have been advocating for.  We've been working closely with the Department with the proposed changes to the Act and we look forward to some very positive outcomes in the second stage of the review.  This is a key achievement from the MTA WA's 2016/17 Policy Agenda which has been achieved through collaboaration and strong working relationships with government agencies.

Below is the announcement from the Department:

What happens when a customer fails to return to collect their goods?

Western Australian businesses left holding uncollected items, which they don’t want taking up valuable storage space, have to take certain steps before they can dispose of the goods. This procedure, which can involve an application to the courts depending on the value of the goods, may seem unnecessary or difficult but it’s the law. We need to remember that it is actually someone else’s property.

Extended warranty, class action against NWC proposed.

Pia Duxbury Tuesday, 20 June 2017 09:10

The Australian Financial Review has reported that car leasing giant McMillan Shakespeare is to be hit with an $80 million class action alleging unfair and unconscionable conduct and misleading and deceptive conduct in its extended car warranty business NWC.

The Australian Financial Review revealed that the class action will be funded by global litigation funder Vannin Capital and law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan will file the action next month.

Odometer tampering warning for WA dealers

Pia Duxbury Thursday, 15 June 2017 15:30

The MTA WA is receiving reports from dealerships about an increase in the number of vehicles that are being traded and which have had their odometer tampered with.

Reports from effected dealers are indicating a consistent practice from owners of these vehicles.

MTAWA is proudly supported by