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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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Friday, 27 April 2018 11:32

Where have our stars gone?

Some of the most respected car manufacturers are releasing models or variants that are receiving 3 or 4 star Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) safety ratings. We investigate the story behind the stars.

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Western Australia has seen growth in the "Warehouse" style dealership sector over the past 3 years, with the promise of a large range of vehicles, fixed pricing and low "sales pressure". Often coupled with lower vehicle margins, these businesses typically earn profits through aftercare products including finance, insurance, warranties and accessories.

WhichCar motoring news have reported that Toyota Dealerships in New Zealand are implementing a similar strategy in their new car sales departments, whereby the dealerships become retail stores and offer "made to order" solutions with fixed prices and less inventory on hand. The article, written by David Bonnici, states that the rollout is part of Toyota's "Drive Happy" project.

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Motor Trade Association of Western Australia Group CEO Stephen Moir has been featured in WA Business News in a bid to educate the community on the importance of Payroll Tax exemptions for employers that employ trainees and apprentices, including many MTA WA members. (The article can be viewed by clicking HERE )

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Are we giving up the slang of a nation and importing another country’s icon?
With October 2017 marking the end of Australian production of the Commodore Ute and the last of the Falcon Utes being assembled in July 2016, manufacturers have been quick to champion the hero behind their sales success – namely dual-cab ‘Trucks’. Should we really welcome the term Truck and let our treasured Ute name be a piece of history?

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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 Department of Transport is is inviting applications for suitably qualified organizations with an established premise in South East Wheat belt Region to perform vehicle inspection services.
Details of the tender and application process can be found via the below link;

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WorkSafe continues to participate in roadblock exercises, with the latest ones revealing a reasonable level of compliance with fatigue management and related laws.

WorkSafe recently participated in two joint roadblock operations undertaken by WA Police and also involving Main Roads WA and the Explosives and Dangerous Goods section of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.

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