Transport policy makers, technology experts, vehicle developers and the wider Australian community have been petitioned to shape new and appropriate laws to maximise the benefits of automated vehicles.
Scion, the US-based marque founded as a ‘laboratory brand’ by parent company Toyota in 2003 to explore new products and processes to attract younger customers, is now making a transition back to Toyota.
Top Gear, the mega-popular British motoring program, has hired American actor Matt LeBlanc to co-host the iconic show.
61-year-old Han-Seob Lee has succeeded Chang-Kyu Kim as chief executive officer of Kumho Tire.
The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has issued a 5 star ANCAP safety rating to the Lexus RX.
Len Daddow, the former Dealer Principal of Daddows Auto Group (Coorooy and Noosa) was awarded Life Membership of the MTA Queensland at the annual MTAQ Board meeting in October in recognition of his service to the Association and lifelong involvement with the motor trades.
Luke Roxburgh, a 28-year-old second-year Light Vehicle apprentice with Absolute Car Care in Brisbane, is the MTAQ Apprentice of the Year for 2015.
In our last two issues we looked at the first six of ten provisions of the National Employment Standards ie., Maximum weekly hours; request for flexible working arrangements; parental leave and related entitlements; annual leave; personal/carers leave and compassionate leave; and community service leave. This article will explain the remaining four provisions.
The inaugural AccelR8 automotive training program has concluded, with 78 year 12 students undertaking the school-to-work program to attain a Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation. 13 students completed the AccelR8 program with MTA Institute this year, receiving their qualification at a grand graduation ceremony in November.
The inaugural MTA Queensland (MTAQ) Auto Initiation program has nearly concluded, with 13 students finishing the formal training units of the course at the MTA Queensland facility in Brisbane. The group will now complete the final two-week work placement element of the program, working with automotive businesses in the community, before receiving their Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Placement.
This month we look at the next three of the Standards;- Annual leave, Personal Carer’s Leave, Community Service Leave
Spectre, the new James Bond movie, opens in cinemas today.