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The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia.

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Announcements & Publications

Summer safety campaign aims to prevent injuries and save...

Summer, school holidays and Christmas should be times of fun and relaxation and Consumer Protection wants to make sure that they are also safe times for...

Commissioner's Blog: Review of WA tenancy laws coming soon

With Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard It’s been more than 10 years since Western Australia’s tenancy laws were reviewed and times have...

Registration cancelled and fine for builder who provided...

A former building practitioner who provided false or misleading information in his registration application has been fined $2,500 by the Building Services...

Insurance oversight costs owner-builder – Jonathon Robert...

WA’s building regulator is urging owner-builders to ensure they fully understand their obligations after a Perth man was fined $2,400 for selling his house...

Avoid Perth petrol price rise

The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 20 cents per litre (cpl) to 153.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to...

Dangerous gas connection ‘fortunate’ to not cause serious...

A registered gas fitter has been ordered to pay more than $10,000 for his potentially deadly connection of a natural gas cooker to a liquefied petroleum gas ...

Real estate agent fined for failing to cooperate with...

A real estate agent has been fined $500 and ordered to pay costs of $553.90 by the Mandurah Magistrates Court for failing to cooperate with requests from the...

Annual Report 2018- 2019

The department's annual report for 2018-2019 presents information on its statutory compliance, financial, non-financial and operational performance, in...

Commissioner's Blog: Time to nominate for the Consumer...

With Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard I remember the first time we held the Consumer Protection Awards in 2004 and I’m proud that the...

WorkSafe prosecutes building company involved in...

WorkSafe has initiated prosecution action against the building company that employed a labour hire backpacker who died as a result of a fall in 2016....

Alert issued after scammers steal $70,000 by cloning a...

Home and business buyers as well as real estate and settlement agents in WA are urged to be on high alert after two payments totalling $70,000 meant for a...

Employee or subcontractor

It is important to understand the difference between whether a worker is an employee or a subcontractor as different obligations apply. For example, if a...