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News and Events

Instant Asset Write-off Benefits by 30 June 2020

The Instant Asset Write-Off allowance has been one of the stimulus initiatives of the Federal Government to assist industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. How this initiative applies to the Motor Dealer network has been a question raised by Members and we have obtained from the ATO guidelines as to how the asset write off applies in particular to the purchase of vehicles.
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'We're Open for Business' Advertising Campaign

As an industry we’ve faced some challenging operating conditions over the past months due to COVID-19. Members have remained open during this period and are offering valuable services and support to their customers and the motoring public
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Motor Trades Care and Motor Trader’s Association of NSW Introduce New COVID-19 ‘Tool Kit’

Motor Trades Care (MTC), an industry specific expert provider of Work Health Safety and Return To Work services, in partnership with MTA NSW, have developed COVID-19 ‘Toolkits’, to provide motor trades industry employers and employees with strategies and best practice advice on combating the virus risk in the workplace, while assisting business continuity
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Exemptions for Heavy Vehicle Drivers at Rest Stops

The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) and the National Cabinet have approved an exemption for roadhouses, dedicated truck stop facilities and truck driver lounges to remain open so Australia’s heavy vehicle drivers have access to showers, restrooms and facilities to undertake their mandated fatigue management breaks.
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Public Health Order – Leaving Home

The New South Wales State Government released on the evening of the 30th March, 2020 an updated Public Health Order (PHO) being Public Health (COVID – 19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020. The essence of the new PHO was to state that people “must not, without reasonable excuse, leave a persons’ place of residence”. The PHO goes onto to set out a number of exceptions to this blanket rule.
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International Women’s Day Celebrated

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on the progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an extraordinary role in our Association and community.
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Couple Issue Car Challenge

A fire devastated family at Batemans Bay received some generous help after losing their vehicle in the February fires on the South Coast of NSW. Former Goulburn businessman, Neville Burrows and his wife, Pam, made a special donation of their used car, a 2005 Mazda CX7, to assist the family.
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Selling and/or Retaining of Suspicious Goods

In recent times the courts have brought to our attention examples of fraudulent activity that has occurred in the automotive industry. Please refer to the following example: An unsuspecting consumer sold a vehicle privately for a fair price and handing over the vehicle, the consumer received what is a fraudulent bank cheque from what was created possibly with false identification.
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NSW Government endorses the Waste Motive Initiative

NSW Government has thrown its support behind the Waste Motive initiative nominating Ingrid Marsh (Director Industry Development, Trade, Tourism, Investment and Precincts) to be a task force representative and Suzanne Pierce (Director Policy Science & Research – Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer) to observe the progress of the initiative.
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Border Closures NSW/QLD Border Crossings - Covid – 19

Members will have heard that the Queensland Government has announced further restrictions on people movement into and out of the state of Queensland, to assist in the prevention of the spreading of Covid-19 virus. These new measures commence at 12midnight this evening the 25th March, 2020. It is important that Members appreciate that exceptions to these rules apply to the normal operation of their businesses. The measures to take effect are:
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AHVRA

The Australian Heavy Vehicle Repairers Association (AHVRA) represents the heavy vehicle accident repair industry at a national level.

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ERIS

Created by MTA NSW, the Employment Relations Information System (ERIS) is a web based interactive employment relations system.

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Green Stamp

Green Stamp is an environmental program that aims to help businesses achieve environmental compliance.

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MTA Training

MTA Training delivers innovative and flexible, industry focused training and prides itself on producing quality outcomes.

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SSA

The Service Station Association (SSA) is a division of MTA NSW representing businesses within the petroleum industry.

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