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An ACCC briefing to WA Manufacturer representatives, dealers, auctioneers and wreckers regarding their obligations in response to the Takata Airbag Recall was held on the morning of the 28th of May at the Nedlands Yacht Club.

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The WA Parliament’s Economics and Industry Standing Committee has commenced a new Inquiry into the operation of the State’s automotive smash repair industry.

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Compulsory Takata Airbag Recall - ACCC briefing: What dealers and other automotive industries must know!

Key Points:

  • Briefing to be held 28th May 2018
  • Speakers include ACCC, Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Advisers to the Takata Task Force)
  • Interested parties should register below (Free)


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

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A 37 year old Busselton man has been fined $2,000 and ordered to pay costs of $200 by the Busselton Magistrates Court for buying and selling motor vehicles without a licence.

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Car owners are being urged to be aware of their rights and car dealers to be aware of their obligations when selling vehicles by consignment.

Following a Consumer Protection investigation, charges have been laid against Perth motor vehicle dealer Luxuride Pty Ltd, trading as Luxuride of West Perth, and its Director Nicholas Ngo for allegedly failing to comply with laws relating to selling vehicles on consignment and for allegedly making false or misleading representations to the owners of the vehicles.

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Thursday, 11 January 2018 09:01

Unlicensed motor vehicle repairer fined

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.

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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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The ACCC today released the final report from its market study of new car retailing in Australia. MTA WA and MTAA have provided significant input to the study and welcome the reports recommendations.

Members are able to access the full report HERE and read the ACCC's media release below.

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CompassCorp Pty Ltd trading as Compass Claims (Compass) will amend its advertising and sales practices following an investigation by the ACCC.

Compass is a credit hire business which provides hire cars to consumers who are not at fault in car accidents. Compass is one of the largest providers of these services in Australia.

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