Category: Latest News

Awards program puts training sector in the spotlight

Amy Doherty Monday, 19 February 2018 10:35

  • WA Training Awards applications now open for 2018
  • Awards program recognises hard work of apprentices, trainees and vocational students as well as the trainers, training organisations and employers 

Michael Patrick Pulis, a business operator who told his employee to “seriously, f**k off…” when the worker asked when he would receive money owed to him, has been penalised $21,500.

Truckies get $374,000 back-pay

Amy Doherty Monday, 19 February 2018 09:39

Ten truck drivers who worked for an Adelaide transport company have been back-paid a total of $374,000 following successful legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

Updated load restraint guide now available

Amy Doherty Monday, 19 February 2018 09:15

Drivers, operators and other participants in the transport chain of responsibility will be able to access an improved Load Restraint Guide and a complementary guide specifically for light vehicles on the National Transport Commission (NTC) website from today.

Variation to Passenger Vehicle Transportation Award 2010

Amy Doherty Monday, 19 February 2018 09:07

Following the Fair Work Commission’s 4 yearly review of modern awards, the following clause has been inserted in the Passenger Vehicle Transportation Award 2010:

A Bill to modernise workers' compensation

Amy Doherty Friday, 16 February 2018 11:26

  • A Bill will be drafted to modernise workers' compensation legislation. 
  • Public consultation on development of Bill before introducing to Parliament. 
  • McGowan Government delivers on election commitment. 
  • The McGowan Government has approved the drafting of a new workers' compensation statute.

Motor Vehicle Insurance and Repair Industry Code of Conduct

Amy Doherty Friday, 16 February 2018 10:51

The principles of the Code is intended to promote transparent, informed, effective and co-operative relationships between smash repairers and insurance companies, based on mutual respect and open communication.

Car owners are being urged to be aware of their rights and car dealers to be aware of their obligations when selling vehicles by consignment.

Following a Consumer Protection investigation, charges have been laid against Perth motor vehicle dealer Luxuride Pty Ltd, trading as Luxuride of West Perth, and its Director Nicholas Ngo for allegedly failing to comply with laws relating to selling vehicles on consignment and for allegedly making false or misleading representations to the owners of the vehicles.

MTA WA Training Awards, finalists announced

Pia Duxbury Thursday, 15 February 2018 11:08

The finalists in the inaugural Motor Trade Association of WA (MTA WA) Training Awards have been announced.

Competition across the three categories of Apprentice of the Year, Pre-Apprentice of the Year and Employer of the year was very strong, with 11 finalists selected across all categories.

WOVR Reform, have your say

Pia Duxbury Friday, 02 February 2018 12:19

The Motor Trade Association of Western Australia (MTA WA) has been calling for a review of the Written-off Vehicle Register (WOVR) and we are pleased that the McGowan Government has now made this a priority on their agenda. The industry has a number of concerns with the current system and we will raise these with the Department of Transport during the review process

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