News & Events

The MTA SA/NT is committed to providing the automotive industry and our members with the most accurate and up-to-date automotive retail, service and repair news through our website, member-only e-news and our Zone and Division meetings held state-wide.

Check out the latest news and all the MTA’s upcoming events (including member-only Zone and Division meetings) and Trainings below!

Public news

ACCC finds independent fuel retailers generally have the lowest prices

Thursday 10 June, 2021

The ACCC’s Report on petrol prices by major retailer in 2019 and 2020 reinforces the MTA’s claim to support your local independent fuel retailer, with independent petrol chains found to generally have lower petrol prices.

Public news

Jail time for workplace death

Wednesday 02 June, 2021

The director of a shed-building company has become the first person to be sentenced to serve a prison term under Western Australia's workplace safety and health laws.

Public news

Fine over chemical explosion

Wednesday 02 June, 2021

Two businesses and a director have been fined a total of $630,000, after their operation's "wholly deficient" chemical safety systems led to a worker using a vacuum to clean up flammable liquids, which exploded.

Members event

Emergency Warden (Accredited & Outsourced)

Wednesday 16 June, 2021

The Australian standards require your business to have a trained Emergency Warden. Ensure your workplace is compliant and ready to deal with a fire / emergency that requires evacuation. Equip emergency wardens or floor/area wardens with the practical skills to manage the potential stress of a real emergency in the workplace, including evacuation planning. For more information visit: www.mtaofsa.com.au/training/emergency-warden-training-fire-warden

Members event

Tyre Dealers AGM

Wednesday 16 June, 2021

You are invited to attend the upcoming Tyre Dealers AGM on 16 June 2021. Attendance may be either in person or via video conference from the comfort of your home or business. Appropriate social distancing and hygiene protocols will be in place. All Divisional members are encouraged to attend the meeting which will enable you to participate in roundtable discussions and to network with other like minded business owners from the automotive ...

Members event

Performance Management, Misconduct and Discipline

Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Appropriate investigation and discipline, and effective Performance Management for misconduct is essential for a business wanting to protect themselves from unfair dismissal claims and to provide all employees with a safe work environment. If you don’t do the process right and a claim is made, the court’s first option is often to side with an employee or reinstate them. Empower management to recognise and successfully undertake disciplinary action ...