30 January 2018, the Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) Limited and its affiliated organisation, the Australian Motor Body Repairers Association (AMBRA), launched a new cost calculator tool that will assist motor body repair businesses transparently identify their costs and a charge out hourly rate for their business.
The cost calculator can be accessed through the business assistance section of this website.
After15 months of extensive review and lobbying activities by AMBRA, MTAA, MTAA affiliated state and territory members and their business constituents, insurance company representatives finally agreed on an updated version of the Motor Vehicle Insurance and Repair Industry (MVIRI) Code of Conduct which was introduced on the 1 May 2017.
The Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) and the Australian Motor Body Repairs Association (AMBRA) have launched a petition through the new AMBRA website calling for a Senate Inquiry into the role of Insurers in the Motor Body Repair Industry.
The petition has been actioned following a recent AMBRA meeting where growing nationwide concerns were raised as the industry has reached a critical point around the dominance of insurers and the impacts these companies are having on the industry