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Mechanics' audit not pretty

FAIR Trading minister Anthony Roberts has called on the motor industry to lift its game after a recent audit of identified a 60% non compliance rate by Northern Rivers mechanics.

In the sting on 106 businesses, 64 licensees were charged with 270 breaches of the Motor Dealers, Motor Repairers and Business Names acts.

Inspections were conducted in Byron Bay, Suffolk Park, Tyagarah, Mullumbimby, Tweed Heads, Chinderah, Cudgen, Duranbah, Bogangar, Hastings Point, Pottsville and South Golden Beach.

Mr Roberts said non complying businesses were slugged with infringement notices totalling more than $25,000.

"Serious offences relating to unlicensed conduct, non certificated tradesmen, not entering prescribed particulars in the register, failing to mark prescribed parts and not surrendering number plates to Roads and Maritime Services were detected as part of the inspections," he said.

Topics:  mechanics, northern rivers




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