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The Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA), State and Territory Members and the Australian Motor Body Repairers Association (AMBRA) today announced the introduction of a new website for motor body repairers nationwide to further enhance transparent relations within the motor vehicle insurance industry.

The new MVIRI website will provide enhancements and updates following extensive reviews to the Code of Conduct in 2016 and 2017. It will also streamline processes for motor vehicle repair businesses to become a signatory to the MVIRI Code, access updated information on the Code of Conduct, and expedite signatories’ ability to lodge a dispute, which will ensure mediation processes get underway in a timely manner.

The new website will become live on Wednesday 25 July 2018. The old website will cease operation at midnight on Friday 27 July 2018.

To access the new MVIRI code website please use the following link: www.abrcode.com.au

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The true cost of motor vehicle body repair is about to get real.

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The Turnbull Government will introduce the Road Vehicle Standards Bill into Parliament before the end of the year, with a view to it taking effect by 2019.

This follows a review of the existing Motor Vehicle Standards Act conducted from 2013 to 2015, the announcement of the changes proposed in response to the review in February 2016, and extensive industry consultation since that time.

The new Bill introduces reforms to modernise and strengthen the laws governing road vehicles when first supplied to the Australian market; clarify vehicle recall arrangements; accelerate harmonisation of vehicles with international standards; and provide more choice through streamlining and consolidating the regulatory pathways through which non-standard vehicles are imported.

The new Act will better protect the community when it comes to vehicle recalls, by mirroring the safety recalls provisions in the Australian Consumer Law. This means vehicle recalls provisions will apply to all road vehicles sold in Australia, whether private or commercial.

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