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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

Rosie Batty supports WA tenancy law changes

Rosie Batty has given her support to planned changes to WA tenancy laws to assist renters affected by family and domestic violence (FDV). The former...

Tribute to Karen Merrin, a true community champion

Consumer Protection today paid tribute to Karen Merrin, a tireless champion of the community services sector, who has lost her battle with cancer. Karen, a...

Avoid Perth petrol price rise

The average price of unleaded petrol is set to increase by over 20 cents per litre (cpl) to 148.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to...

Submissions to Inquiry into Wage Theft closing next week

Submissions to the Inquiry into Wage Theft in Western Australia are closing next week, on Wednesday 27 March 2019. The Inquiry is being undertaken by Mr Tony...

Safety alert 01/2019 Collapse of truck mounted concrete...

In March 2019, a truck mounted concrete pump with boom (TMCPWB) collapsed on to an operator.  The injured person had his leg pinned by the boom, causing leg...

Building Trades (Construction) Award rates change, Easter...

18 March 2019  Easter and ANZAC Day public holidays 2019 The Easter period is rapidly approaching.  If you are working or employing during this period, it...

Rigger fined $4000 over lack of safety controls

A rigger has been fined $4000 (and ordered to pay $10,000 in costs) over an incident in which two construction workers were crushed by a tilt-up panel in the...

New look and a busy year for WA’s consumer protection agency

Consumer Protection has launched their new logo on World Consumer Rights Day with a busy year ahead planned for their work protecting consumers in WA. The...

Check your pay rate isn't out of date

If you are an employer in the State industrial relations system, it is a good idea to review employee pay rates regularly to ensure that they are in line...

Couple to pay $47,700 in consumer compensation, fines and...

A Wanneroo couple involved in a landscaping business has been fined $12,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court on 8 March 2019 and ordered to pay a total of $32...

Safety alert affects four open-flued gas heaters

A national safety alert has been issued for four open-flued gas heaters that, under certain circumstances, may produce too much carbon monoxide – potentially...

Avoid Perth petrol price rise

The average price of unleaded petrol is set to increase by over 20 cents per litre (cpl) to 145.1 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to...