Category: Latest News

AIS Tender Oppportunity

Catelyn Hassett Thursday, 23 March 2017 15:37

Application for Appointment as an Agent to Perform Light and/or Heavy Vehicle Inspection Services for the Wheatbelt (East) Region

Shop grading program for BRD

Pia Duxbury Thursday, 23 March 2017 15:26

MTA WA is encouraging all of our body repair members to get involved in the national shop grading program.

Great deals from Optus for members

Pia Duxbury Tuesday, 21 March 2017 15:53

MTA WA is pleased to welcome Optus Business Centre Perth as our new Business Partner.

Everyone knows Optus as one of Australia’s premium Telecommunication brands, but the Optus Business Centre Perth is unique because it is locally owned and operated by husband Paul Malyniak and Wife Yasemin Malyniak recent 40under40 2017 winner.

This gives our clients access to one of Australia’s leading Telecommunication provider’s products, whilst receiving the customer service experience only possible from a deeply committed, privately owned business.

Dealers question ACCC Deputy Chair

Pia Duxbury Wednesday, 15 March 2017 11:11

The MTA WA held a national first event, giving West Australian franchise dealers the opportunity to meet Dr Michael Schaper, Deputy Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Over 90 franchise dealers took the opportunity to put their questions to Dr Schaper and hear from him on the Market Study into New Car Retailing.

Women shine at industry first event.

Pia Duxbury Wednesday, 15 March 2017 09:39

Nearly 90 women in the WA automotive industry gathered together on Thursday 23 February at Burswood on Swan.  It was the inaugural Women in Automotive lunch featuring panellists who have achieved across different sectors of the industry.

The four panellists Robyn Cook, Jessica da Silva, Bianca Timber and Toni Hunter told their career stories and talked about the challenges and possibilities for women in the industry.

Apprentices join professional rally team!

Pia Duxbury Tuesday, 14 March 2017 11:28

MTA WA apprentices are invited to join a professional rally team!

In rallying, it is often said, “ takes two to win and two to crash”. Driver and co-driver must be “in-sync” at all times.

However, at GTi Racing, we say “ takes 26 to win and 26 to crash!” Every member on our service crew directly contributes to the performance of our driving crews.

Parts issues dominate for body repairers

Pia Duxbury Monday, 13 March 2017 15:43

Australian Motor Body Repairers Association (AMBRA) chairman Jeff Williams voices his concerns on parts procurement policies and industry direction.

Some manufacturers have stopped publishing trade or list prices on certain parts and where this is happening insurers are saying that they will only pay the last published list price, even if this is many months old and out of date. This has come about because some insurers decided to dictate aftermarket or parallel parts to repairers while forgetting to tell the policy holders and the OEM’S what they were up to.

MTA Q Carmageddon wrap up

Pia Duxbury Monday, 13 March 2017 15:38

"Codies will be the new tradies" was just one of the many predictions for the short term future aired at MTA Q's one day conference in Brisbane on 7 March.

That's people who code - in case you've never heard the term 'codies' which, I must admit, I hadn't. The agenda was all about preparing for the future. While it was admitted that we're not that great at predicting future we all know that there are plenty of ideas and changes definitely heading our way, such as fully autonomous cars, and that the question is not if but when.

Agreement reached for Code of Conduct review

Pia Duxbury Monday, 13 March 2017 15:28

The MTAA and MTAQ have reached an agreement to improve the Code of Conduct and presented their measures to the Insurance Council of Australia during a meeting of the Motor Vehicle Insurance & Repair Industry Code of Conduct (the ‘Code’) Advisory Committee (CAC).

The measures are designed to help insurers and repairers make good on the promise ICA and Motor Traders Association of Australia (MTAA) jointly made to the Australian Government and Productivity Commission back in 2006 that they would reach agreement and improve practices to enhance benefits to both consumers and small business in the way of more sustainable operations.

MTAA Super wins Medium Fund of the Year

Pia Duxbury Monday, 13 March 2017 15:04

MTAA Super, the $10 billion-dollar industry superannuation fund, has won the prestigious Medium Fund of the Year at the 2017 Conexus Financial Superannuation Awards.

At the black-tie awards ceremony in Sydney’s Ivy Ballroom, Chief Executive Officer Leeanne Turner said it was a great honour to receive the award and paid tribute to the staff and the Fund’s Board of Directors.

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