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ABC News reports that employers wanting to be present during the medical consultations of injured workers have been told by the WA Government regulator WorkCover that they are not welcome to do so. A ‘clarifying notice’ was issued after WorkCover acknowledged the practice of some employers attending medical appointments with their employees who were injured.

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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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Foreword: Ron Ballucci, Industrial Relations Manager at the MTA WA has made submissions in response to;

  • (Federal – Applicable to Constitutional Corporations). This submission has been made collectively in consultation with fellow state Motor Trade bodies and should be viewed HERE
  • “MINISTERIAL REVIEW OF THE STATE INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS SYSTEM” (State, applicable to Non-Constitutional Corporations) This submission has been made by Ron Ballucci personally on behalf of the Motor Trade Association of Western Australia and should be viewed HERE

These submissions have been made in the interest of our Federal and Regional Members to avoid paying additional costs to workers with the additional aim of a more consistent and rational State award scheme for small businesses in Western Australia. Further, the submissions call for caution with regard to alterations where evidence is insufficient to warrant such changes.
We urge members to read the submissions. If you are at all unclear as to how they affect you, please call Ron Ballucci directly on 08 9233 9800 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

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Kick start your automotive career and boost your chances of securing an apprenticeship with a pre-apprenticeship delivered by MTA WA's Automotive Institute of Technology.

PLUS We'll find you an employer for work experience.  - CLICK HERE FOR MORE

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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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