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  • Choice of Repairer

    ACL Update

    Paid Parental Leave

    motortradermotor trader queensland | vol. 82 | issue 6 | july 2011

    Cloud Commerce

    Luxury Car Tax

    Queensland Variety

    Bash

  • New Australian Consumer LawMotor Traders Beware Layby Agreements Do your agreements comply with the new

    Australian Consumer Law? Can your customers walk away?

    Consumer Guarantees Are you aware of what automatic guarantees your customers may have?

    Multiple Pricing What price is your customer paying?

    Extended Warranty Does your extended warranty offer anything over and above the statutory consumer guarantees?

    Promises by sales staff What your business may have to remedy if a problem results.

    Demonstration model What you need to tell your customers.

    Dont become a queensland test case make sure you are up to date on the new australian consumer law

    Bennett & Philp Lawyers are here to help you. We look forward to your call 07 3001 2999

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    Head Office1000 Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill, Qld 4170P.O. Box 560, Morningside, Qld 4170Tel: 07 3237 8777 Fax: 07 3844 4488Toll Free: 1800 177 951Email: publications@mtaq.com.auWebsite: www.mtaq.com.au

    Managing EditorKellie Dewar

    Editor in ChiefMichael Taylor

    Art DirectorPeter Richardson

    Advertising EnquiriesJillian AnfieldMobile: 0414 473 944Facsimile: 07 3844 4488Email: jilliana@mtaq.com.au

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    Motor Trader Publishing PolicyMotor Trader is the official publication of the Motor Trades Association of Queensland. The role of Motor Trader is to inform members of current issues and legislation affecting the industry. As such it can be regarded as the business magazine for the Queensland motor industry. The role of Motor Trader is not to be in competition with the technical magazines already on the market. It will advise of new vehicles being released and of the latest technology incorporated into them; it will advise of latest technology affecting members in each of the MTA Queensland Divisions; it will keep members abreast of the latest in motor industry training and industrial affairs; and it will keep members informed of the latest technical aids available through MTA Queensland Member Services, which will assist members in staying ahead of the technological revolution presently being encountered within the motor industry. The publisher reserves the right to omit or alter any advertisement and the advertiser agrees to indemnify the publisher for all damages or liabilities arising from the published material.

    MTA Queensland ABN: 74 028 933 848

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    Official Publication of the Motor Trades Association of Queensland

    Head Office1000 Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill, Qld 4170P.O. Box 560, Morningside, Qld 4170Tel: 07 3237 8777 Fax: 07 3844 4488Toll Free: 1800 177 951Email: publications@mtaq.com.auWebsite: www.mtaq.com.au

    Managing EditorKellie Dewar

    Editor in ChiefMichael Taylor

    Art DirectorPeter Richardson

    Advertising EnquiriesJeff DunlopMobile: 0422 075 007Facsimile: 07 3844 4488Email: jeffd@mtaq.com.au

    EditorialEditorial submissions are welcomed but cannot be guaranteed placement. For more information telephone the Editor 07 3237 8777

    Subscription Rates (including GST)Australia: $72.60 annuallyOverseas: $110 annually

    Motor Trader Publishing PolicyMotor Trader is the official publication of the Motor Trades Association of Queensland. The role of Motor Trader is to inform members of current issues and legislation affecting the industry. As such it can be regarded as the business magazine for the Queensland motor industry. The role of Motor Trader is not to be in competition with the technical magazines already on the market. It will advise of new vehicles being released and of the latest technology incorporated into them; it will advise of latest technology affecting members in each of the MTA Queensland Divisions; it will keep members abreast of the latest in motor industry training and industrial affairs; and it will keep members informed of the latest technical aids available through MTA Queensland Member Services, which will assist members in staying ahead of the technological revolution presently being encountered within the motor industry. The publisher reserves the right to omit or alter any advertisement and the advertiser agrees to indemnify the publisher for all damages or liabilities arising from the published material.

    MTA Queensland ABN: 74 028 933 848

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    contents2. From the editor

    3. president's messagePolicy/Viewpoint4. Australian Consumer Law Update Competition and Consumer

    Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

    Choice of Repairer Web-link

    No Change to the LCT threshold from July 1, 2011

    Industrial Relations7. Changes to Paid Parental Leave

    Scheme

    Members8. Top quality award for Cairns Diesel Service 9. MTAQ extends partnership with

    Commonwealth Bank

    Industry Update12. Emissions timelines set Automotive Small Business Success

    13. Motorcycle, Scooter & PWC Show on the Gold Coast

    14. Frosty makes appearance at safety event16. Got an ABN? Buy a luxury car without the tax Grant assistance announced for auto industry

    17. Inquiry begins for Right of Repairer campaign

    Features10. The Hervey Bay to the Gympie Muster

    Variety Bash

    20. Cloud Commerce: online software delivery and data housing

    MIT news22. High performance apprentice A thirst for knowledge

    23. Taking the initiative Overcoming obstacles

    24. MIT diesel training enhanced by Isuzu A win-win solution

    Health26. Men and Anger Management

    Sport30. WRC: Coffs Harbour NSW to host

    September event

    Automobile news31. Foton ute Volvo V60 sportswagon

    Swift Classic

    32. Camry gets 5 stars; Chery debuts on 3 Audi R8 e-tron

    McQueens legacy

    New Australian Consumer LawMotor Traders Beware Layby Agreements Do your agreements comply with the new

    Australian Consumer Law? Can your customers walk away?

    Consumer Guarantees Are you aware of what automatic guarantees your customers may have?

    Multiple Pricing What price is your customer paying?

    Extended Warranty Does your extended warranty offer anything over and above the statutory consumer guarantees?

    Promises by sales staff What your business may have to remedy if a problem results.

    Demonstration model What you need to tell your customers.

    Dont become a queensland test case make sure you are up to date on the new australian consumer law

    Bennett & Philp Lawyers are here to help you. We look forward to your call 07 3001 2999

    Queensland Variety Bash, p. 10

    Cairns Diesel Service wins top award, p. 8

    Anger management, p. 26

    World record sale, p. 32

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    from the editor Michael Taylor, Editor

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    Specialising in:

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    Industry-specific Publications and Stationery

    A huge congratulations goes out to MTA Queensland Member, Cairns Diesel Service,

    for their Bosch Diesel Service Quality Award for 2010 (page 8). The award was announced at the Bosch Service Network Convention in May in Melbourne (an event that coincided with the AAAA Aftermarket and Collision Repair Expos). Travis Briffa represented Cairns Diesel Service at the Bosch event and accepted the award on behalf of the company.

    Our President, David Fraser, announces on page 2 the formation of the new Australian Motor Industry Federation (AMIF) that was formally recognised in early July. The AMIF includes all of Australias MTAs and will be the public face of the Australian vehicle retail, service and repair industry.

    Ted Kowalski explains very clearly the changes to the paid parental leave scheme (p. 6), removing any confusion about what is to be done as this circumstance occurs.

    Members should also take note of the article on page

    9, as our Association has extended our relationship with the Commonwealth Bank. Our Member Services staff can arrange to have a CBA Business Banker talk to you about a suite of banking offers. Contact details are at the end of the article.

    Cloud Commerce is the relatively new buzzword for online software delivery and data housing, which CFO On-Call outlines in the article starting on page 20. It is well written and easy to follow, and for those interested in more information, there is a telephone number and

    website to access.

    Its back: The Queensland Variety Bash (p. 10). In a not so direct route from Hervey Bay to the Gympie Muster, the charity event kicks off just after mid August and takes participants over 3000 kms through some of the most interesting parts of Queensland, all to raise money to empower Quee