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We've had a number of members recently advise us that they've recieved phishing emails from scammers posing as the Department of Human Services.

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.

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.

AIS Tender Opportunity

Pia Duxbury Wednesday, 13 December 2017 11:45

Request for Expressions of Interest for Inclusion in a Register of Potential Authorised Inspection Stations in the Perth Metropolitan Area

The Department of Transport is inviting applications for suitably qualified businesses with established premises to provide inspection services in the Perth Metropolitan Area

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.

Single Touch Payroll reporting starts from 1 July 2018 for employers with 20 or more employees.

To find out if you need to be ready by then, you will need to do a headcount of the employees you have on your payroll on 1 April 2018.

Record WA Fair Work penalties of over $500,000

Amy Doherty Tuesday, 05 December 2017 12:27

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a total of $510,840 in penalties against rogue cleaning operators in Perth, with a Judge slamming them for their “deliberate”, “repeated” and “systematic” exploitation of vulnerable overseas workers.

Catherine Paino-Povey has been penalised $77,400, her husband Mark Povey has been penalised $72,240 and the contract cleaning company they operate, Commercial and Residential Cleaning Group Pty Ltd, has been penalised $361,200.

The penalties were imposed in the Federal Circuit Court in relation to the exploitation of three Taiwanese workers.

Driverless car trial announced for Perth streets

Pia Duxbury Tuesday, 05 December 2017 09:09

The RAC has announced plans to test driverless passenger vehicles, in conjunction with French autonomous vehicle manufacturer Navya.

The trial, expected to start in April, will test several driverless passenger Autonom vehicles that are designed as an on-demand shared mobility service, bookable through a smartphone app.

Illegal work organisers targeted in WA and QLD operations

Pia Duxbury Tuesday, 05 December 2017 09:02

The Australian Border Force (ABF) has executed a series of Taskforce Cadena-related warrants on properties in Queensland and Western Australia this week, targeting labour hire intermediaries (LHI) providing illegal farm workers.

Taskforce Cadena is a joint agency initiative between the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), led by its operational arm the ABF, and the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO).

The Department of Transport have released an update to IB-132C Vehicle Safety and Standards Information Bulletin regarding the fitment and use of addtional and optional vehicle lights (lamps).

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