The MTA is committed to taking a proactive approach with the Australian, South Australian and Northern Territory governments to ensure the automotive industry and our members are best represented and protected.

The MTA SA/NT is committed to taking a proactive approach with the Australian, South Australian and Northern Territory governments to ensure the automotive industry and our members are best represented and protected.

Through submissions the MTA SA/NT is able to:

  • Highlight failures of government regulations and legislation affecting our members.
  • Advocate on behalf of our members and highlight member concerns.
  • Propose changes to regulations and legislations which best serve the public, our members and the automotive industry.
  • Provide options which assist our members to be more productive and achieve greater business efficiencies.
  • Initiate positive change for the automotive industry in South Australia and the Northern Territory.

If you would like a copy of any of the below-mentioned submissions, please contact the MTA advocacy team via email at or on (08) 8291 2000.

See submissions from:

(Data from 2015 unavailable)

MTA Submissions 2022 (to date)

  • National Electric Vehicle Strategy (October)
  • National Heavy Vehicle Driver Competency Framework (October)
  • Independent Review of Safework SA (October)
  • Heavy Vehicle Charges determination 2023-24 (October)
  • Motor Vehicle Insurer and Repairer Code of Conduct regulations (September)
  • NT Jobs and Skills survey (August)
  • Return to Work section 18 (August)
  • National Jobs and Skills Summit (August)
  • Shop Trading Hours Bill (August)
  • Skilled Migration survey (August)
  • Second-Hand Vehicle Dealers Act (August)
  • Tow Truck operator practical assessment and mutual recognition (August)
  • Risk based heavy vehicle inspection policy framework (July)
  • Implementation of the Fair Trading (Motor Vehicle Insurers and Repairers) Amendment Act 2021 (June)
  • Review of Crane Licensing under the model Work Health Safety laws (June)
  • Improving consumer guarantees and supplier indemnification provisions under the Australian Consumer Law (February)
  • 2022 South Australia State Election Charter (February)
  • Revised J4 Tipper Code (January)
  • Review of Skilling Australia Levy for SA Migration Advisory Council (January)

MTA Submissions 2021

  • Motorcycle Rider Training (December)
  • VSB6 Modification Code J4 – Tipper bodies (October)
  • Holidays Act amendment Bill (October)
  • Review of Second-hand Vehicle Dealers Regulation in South Australia (October)
  • Joint submission on support package for tour operators (September)
  • Strengthening protections against unfair contract terms (September)
  • Draft VET Workforce Quality Strategy (September)
  • Motor vehicle service and repair information sharing scheme - scheme rules (September)
  • Automotive franchising discussion paper (September)
  • July 2021 SA Lockdown Lessons Learned (September)
  • Draft Automotive Recycler Guidelines (September)
  • Draft South Australia's Road Safety Strategy (September)
  • Heavy vehicle charges determination 2021- regulation impact statement (August)
  • Motor Vehicle Insurance and Repair Industry Working Group Options Paper (August)
  • Consultation on the proposed Associations Incorporation (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2021 (June)
  • 2021 Automotive Public Review Training Products (May)
  • Consultation on South Australian Skills Regulations 2021 and associated Standards (May)
  • South Australia’s Regulatory Framework (May)
  • Heavy Vehicle Safety Strategy 2021-2025 (April)
  • Road User Charge Consultation (April)
  • Territory Coordinator Bill 2020 (March)
  • Draft National Road Safety Strategy 2021-30 (March)
  • 2021-22 Pre-Budget Submission (Northern Territory) (March)
  • 2021-22 Pre-Budget Submission (South Australia) (March)
  • Inquiry into Australia's skilled migration program (March)
  • Discussion Paper: Improving industry engagement and reforming qualifications in Vocational Education and Training (March)
  • Second Annual Review of DAMAs (February)
  • National Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual (NHVIM) Five Yearly Review (January)
  • Emergency Management (Stay at Home) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 Lessons Learned (January)
  • Education and training expense deductions for individuals (January)
  • Exposure Draft: Motor vehicle service and repair information sharing scheme (January)
  • Draft Exemption Notice under Fair Trading (Fuel Pricing Information) Regulations 2020 (January)

MTA Submissions 2020

  • South Australia's Road Safety Strategy to 2031 (November 2020)
  • Heavy Vehicle National Law Review – Consultation Regulations Impact Statement (October 2020)
  • Inquiry into essential production and supply chain security in the context of emergency circumstances in South Australia (September 2020)
  • Wage Theft Bill 2020 (September 2020)
  • Training and Skills Development (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2020 (August 2020)
  • Heavy Vehicle Inspection Scheme Stage 1 – A return to industry (August 2020)
  • South Australia’s Waste Strategy 2020-2025 (August 2020)
  • ASIC Product Intervention (August 2020)
  • Consultation on the draft Motor Vehicles (Motor Bike Driver Licensing) Amendment Bill 2020 (July 2020)
  • National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development Review (July 2020)
  • MTA NT Election Charter - Automotive in the Territory (July)
  • State-Nominated Skilled Migration Program (June 2020)
  • Fuel Pricing Information Scheme Bill and Draft Regulations (June 2020)
  • Agricultural machinery: After-sales markets (May 2020)
  • Passenger Transport Reforms (May)
  • COVID-19 Industry Response and Recovery Council – Member Survey (May)
  • COVID-19 Business and Jobs Support Fund & Community and Jobs Support Fund Submissions (April/May)
  • Road Safety Summit (April)
  • Migration Advisory Council – Commonwealth Visa Arrangements (April)
  • Automotive franchising draft regulations 2020 (March)
  • Northern Territory 2020-21 Pre-Budget Submission (March)
  • Holden Senate Inquiry (March)
  • Operation of Heavy Tow Trucks in SA – Policy Review (January)
  • Commissioned Report on Fuel Pricing (January)
  • National Transport Regulatory Reform – Productivity Commission Draft Report (2020)
  • Review of South Australian Designated Area Migration Agreements (2020)

MTA Submissions 2019

  • Skills and Workforce Development Agreement (December)
  • Franchising Taskforce – Franchising sector reforms Draft RIS (December)
  • Federal Government 2020-21 Pre-Budget Submission (December)
  • Co-designing the National Skills Commission (November)
  • Product Intervention: The sale of add-on financial products through caryard intermediaries (November)
  • Preparing the Northern Territory for Electric Vehicles
  • Land Tax (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2019
  • Heavy Vehicle National Law Review (June – October)
  • Review of Australian Apprenticeships National Skills Needs List (September)
  • Jobs for the Future in Regional Areas (September)
  • Cross Sector Environmental Skills Project (September)
  • Inquiry into the Motor Vehicle Insurance and Repair Industry in South Australia (September)
  • Accident Tow Rate Charge Review 2019 (August)
  • Electric Vehicle Strategy (August)
  • VET in Schools (July)
  • National Transport Regulatory Reform (July)
  • Training and Skills Development Act Review (June)
  • SA Skilled Migration Program (June)
  • Enforceability of Financial Services Industry Code (April)
  • Australian Qualifications Framework Review (March)
  • Creating a Modern Industry Policy for South Australia (March)
  • Automotive Franchising Code (February)
  • Vocational Education and Training Review (February)

MTA Submissions 2018

  • Supported School Transport and the NDIS (July)
  • National Transport Commission Fatigue Management (July)
  • Accident Tow Rate Charge Review 2018 (June)
  • Quad Bike Safety (May)
  • Financial Services Royal Commission (April)
  • South Australian Skills in Demand (April)
  • Better Fuel for Cleaner Air (March)
  • Graduated Licensing System for Motorcyclists in SA (February)
  • Review of the Return to Work Act 2014 (January)
  • Small business tax concessions
  • NHVR Master Industry Code of Conduct
  • Light and Heavy Vehicle Standards Review
  • Clarification, simplification and modernisation of the consumer guarantee framework (2018)
  • Road Vehicle Standards Bill Submission 2017 (2018)

MTA Submissions 2017

  • State Budget Submission (2017)
  • State Nominated Skills Occupation List (2017)
  • Accident Towing Charges (2017)
  • Interim Guidelines on Misuse of Market Power Concerted Practices (2017)
  • Quad Bike Safety (2017)
  • Review of CBS Compliance and Enforcement Policy (2017)
  • Vehicle Inspections Position Statement
  • The Work Health and Safety (Notification of Next of Kin) Amendment Bill 2017 (2017)
  • Road Traffic Act Regulations for NA Category (Two Wheel Drive) Vehicles (2017)
  • Bus and Coach Accreditation and Regional Contract Matters (2017)

MTA Submissions 2016

  • Competition Policy Review Legislation 2016 (2016)
  • ASIC Actions Relating to Dealer Finance (2016)
  • ACCC Market Study in New Car Retailing (2016)
  • ACL Interim Report Feedback Submission (2016)

MTA Submissions 2014

  • Review of the Return to Work Act 2014 Submission (2014)