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Loyal supporters of the MTA WA and automotive part supplier, Burson Auto Parts have celebrated the opening of the company’s 170th store.

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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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The Motor Trade Association of WA has taken aim at the CCI WA over the fight to retain payroll tax exemptions for trainees and apprentices which the McGowan Government has announced they will scrap.

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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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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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The following article has been provided by VASA for any interested MTA WA members involved in automotive Thermal and Electrical Management. Please contact VASA directly, should you have any enquiries.

"TICKETS to VASA’s 25th anniversary Wire & Gas convention on the Gold Coast are now officially on sale, providing access to a line-up of inspirational speakers, expert trainers and presenters who will share their vast experience on topics consistent with the event’s theme of “future-proof yourself with the knowledge you can profit from today”.

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Friday, 02 February 2018 12:19

WOVR Reform, have your say

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

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Members are advised to ensure that appropriate staff have a current an valid repairers certificate.  The following media release was distributed by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety yesterday.

Media Release

A motor vehicle repairer who breached licensing requirements and failed to comply with conditions set by Consumer Protection has had his certificate cancelled by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT).

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When the Motor Vehicle Repairers Act was enacted in 2003 many in the WA automotive industry breathed a sigh of relief believing that regulation would help to clean up an industry which had been too long plagued with dodgy operators and unqualified repairers.

Members of the Motor Trade Association of WA (MTA WA) lobbied long and hard to have the licence introduced in an effort to clean up the sector and protect consumers. Professional, reputable automotive repairers had seen the dodgy practices of many besmirch the industry’s reputation and take advantage of the motoring public.

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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.

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