Minister Matthew Mason-Cox attends an Automotive Repairer meeting in Mortdale
Motor Traders' Association commends the NSW Fair Trading Minister,
The Hon. Matthew Mason-Cox for attending a meeting held on Tuesday night
at Mortdale RSL and facilitated by the local Member for Oatley, Mr Mark
Coure MP who was also present.
The Hon. Matthew Mason-Cox, MLC worked through government responses
to the 21 select committee recommendations on the Motor Vehicle Repair
Industry and also explained the proposed changes to the automotive body
NOTE: In November 2013, the NSW Legislative Assembly resolved to
establish the Select Committee on the Motor Vehicle Repair Industry to
inquire into and report on the contractual relationships between
insurers and motor vehicle repairers, the quality of smash repair work
in NSW, consumer choice in the marketplace and whether the industry
During the event the Minister highlighted the NSW Government were
waiting for the Code Administration Committee (CAC) to finalise the
revised Code of Conduct. The revised Code will incorporate an
arbitration system so that disputes between repairers and insurers will
reach an outcome in a timely manner.
The Minister listened to and answered questions raised by a group of
approximately 35 MTA members representing a segment of body repairers.
Assessor licensing will also be reintroduced under the control of
Fair Trading and there will be penalties included under the Code of
Conduct. These necessary changes to the legislation are expected to take
place this year.
Greg Patten, CEO of the Motor Traders’ Association of NSW (MTA NSW)
also attended the event and said, ‘he appreciated the minister
personally answering questions raised at the forum and says this is
another example of the close working relationship developed between the
MTA NSW and the State Government.’