All members of the MTA WA recieve national representation through their membership.  The MTA WA is an active committee member for the following organisations providing WA members with a respected and effective national voice.

Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA)

The Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) is the pre-eminent body representing the interests of over 100,000 retail motor trades businesses which employ over 308,000 people and have an aggregated annual turnover in excess of $162 billion.

MTAA is a federation of various state and territory motor trades associations and automobile chambers of commerce. Our members include The Motor Traders’ Association of New South Wales, Motor Trade Association of South Australia, the Motor Trade Association of Western Australia, the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (incorporating Tasmanian Automobile Chamber of Commerce), the Motor Traders’ Association of the Northern Territory and the Motor Trades Association of the Australian Capital Territory.

Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Australia (CVIAA)

The CVIAA membership is comprised of individual state bodies and organisations - the Commercial Vehicle Industry divisions of the Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce (VACC) and the Motor Trades Association (MTA) of NSW, NT, SA and WA. Areas of work include technical and regulatory proposals affecting vehicle and component construction, modification and operation, and the review and development of national training packages related to the commercial vehicle industry. The CVIAA maintains representation with a number of agencies including the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR), Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government (DoITRDLG), the National Transport Commission (NTC) and Standards Australia. The CVIAA also provides input and responses to proposed vehicle regulations and reviews and proposals for Australian Design Rules, Australian Vehicle Standards Regulation and Australian Standards.

Australian Motor Body Repairers Association (AMBRA)

Working to achieve a professional, sustainable, and profitable Australian Motor Body Repair Sector.  They proactively, effectively and efficiently represent and protect the interests of professional motor body repair members of Motor Trades Associations and Automobile Chambers of Commerce and through them the Australian Motor Body Repair Association (AMBRA).

Australian Automobile Repairers Association (AARA)

AARA, is a forum for consideration of issues affecting general automotive repairers. Of particular interest to AARA is the debates surrounding the sharing of technical information in the Australian automotive industry. The issue of skills, training and development is of particular concern to AARA, as many of its qualified repairers and technicians, as well as its apprentices, are being lured into other industry sectors that require similar skill sets to the automotive sector. AARA is committed to assisting MTAA in developing sector specific policy responses and strategies as they arise.

Australian Motorcycle Dealers Association (AMDA)

The Australian motorcycle retail sector is a significant component of the nation’s largest small business sector, the Australian Automotive Industry.

The interests of motorcycle retailers and repairers are represented in MTAA, through the Australian Motorcycle Dealers Association (AMDA). Policy issues considered by AMDA include the consumer safety, franchising and competition matters.

The Australian Motorcycle Dealers Association (AMDA), its Motor Trades Association and Automobile Chamber of Commerce affiliated State and Territory Motorcycle Divisions and National Dealer Councils, is an industry sector association of the Motor Trades Association of Australia.

Automotive Parts Recyclers of Australia (APRAA)

APRAA, through MTAA, seeks to work cooperatively with government agencies responsible for developing and applying policies with a view to encouraging greater recycling of suitable products. It is well placed to do this as its own APRAA Accreditation Program has, since 1997, provided Australian automotive recyclers with a universally recognised accreditation program that provides auto parts recyclers with standards of business presentation, environmental standards, occupational health and safety, customer service and parts traceability. The Accreditation Program is in the process of being revised and revamped to reflect the needs of auto parts recyclers. The program will be relaunched in 2012. For more information on APRAA's activities click here.

Australian Service Station and Convenience Store Association (ASSCA)

The issue of competition within the retail fuel sector is of critical importance to independent retailers and consumers alike. ASSCA/MTAA strongly considers that in order for consumers to benefit from a competitive fuel retailing sector, then the government must address the decline of independent fuel retailers within the marketplace and the market behaviours that have precipitated that exodus.  ASSCA, through MTAA continues to lobby government on the need for intervention within the sector to address the dominance of the supermarket giants, the need for greater transparency within the downstream petroleum sector and the practice of unethical and illegal behaviours like predatory pricing, creeping acquisitions and misuse of market power.

Australian Tyre Dealers and Retreaders Association (ATDRA)

The issue of the quantity and disposal of waste tyres within the Australian marketplace is a long term project for ATDRA/MTAA. The Federation is committed to the reduction of waste tyres through the promotion of retreading and appropriate tyre maintenance and continues its long running discussions with the Department of Environment and Heritage regarding the development of a product stewardship program for end-of-life tyres.

Farm and Industrial Machinery Dealers Association of Australia (FIMDAA)

Years of severe drought followed by above average rainfalls in many parts of Australia has had a severe impact upon the farm machinery sector, with many farm machinery dealers experiencing a substantial downturn in sales and diminished business cash flow. The difficult trading environment associated with drought conditions placed significant pressure on the ability of farm machinery dealerships to retain apprentices and qualified staff and to employ new apprentices, with many dealerships forced to retrench staff or switch some employees to part-time work during the drought. As a direct result of the drought, many skilled workers have left regional and rural communities or transferred their skill sets to other sectors of the economy. FIMDAA, through MTAA, is currently working on policy responses to the issues of skills shortages and retention facing farm machinery dealers.



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