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Please note: The comment period for this proposal has now closed. This page has been retained for archiving purposes. Members of the plumbing industry are invited to comment on a proposal that would see provisional licences offered to overseas qualified plumbers working in Western Australia. Only licensed persons can perform plumbing work in WA, which places a requirement on people from overseas...
Building Commission
Department News
14 Nov 2014
The Building Commission will be running two information sessions to assist future builders to understand the process of becoming registered in Western Australia.
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Location: Ground floor Mason Bird Building, 303 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington Session 1: Thursday 20 November 2014 Time: 5.30pm to 8.30pm Cost: Free Session in January to be announced The detailed...
Building Commission
Event
17 Oct 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 16 October 2014, most BP, Caltex Woolworths, Caltex, Coles Express and Puma Energy sites are increasing their ULP price by 10 cents per litre (cpl) up to 151.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are increasing their ULP price up to 150.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP will be 149...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Oct 2014
A home handyman has been fined a total of $4,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court and ordered to pay $1,100 compensation to two consumers after taking deposits but failing to carry out the work. Michael David Wells of St James had advertised his home repair service on community noticeboards at local supermarkets in Carlisle and Brentwood, where two consumers obtained his contact details. In March...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Oct 2014
Weddings and event planning company Acceler8 Group Pty Ltd trading as Bali D’Luxe is insolvent, leaving WA couples out of pocket by tens of thousands of dollars. At least nine Bali D’Luxe customers have reported problems to Consumer Protection recently, including arriving in Bali to find out services had not been paid for and paying large amounts of money, then being unable to make contact with...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Oct 2014
Building The West is a one day only conference hosted by Master Builders and the Australian Institute of Building.
Building Commission
Department News
09 Oct 2014
Consumer Protection is warning WA drivers not to respond to a scam email inviting them to renew their licence via PayPal. The Department of Transport has received reports of their customers receiving a fake email purportedly from PayPal asking recipients to renew their drivers licence by following a link provided in the email itself. Customers are then asked to provide their name, address, mother...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Oct 2014
Free app provides handy information for tenants Useful reminders and other tools help tenants know their legal rights Western Australian tenants will be able to manage their tenancy at the click of a button thanks to a new smartphone app launched today. Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said the free app would help tenants easily calculate the maximum amount they might have to pay a landlord...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Oct 2014
The Rockingham Magistrates Court has handed down a record fine to unregistered company Triffic Builders Pty Ltd for registration and contractual offences it committed for building work at a Parmelia property in April 2011 and a Medina property in May 2011.
Building Commission
Media release
08 Oct 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 9 October 2014, most BP, Caltex Woolworths and Puma Energy sites are increasing their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 155.9 cpl, most Caltex and Gull sites up to 154.9 cpl and most Coles Express and Peak sites up to 153.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP will be...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Oct 2014
WorkSafe is conducting an inspection program to look at safety standards in tree lopping and gardening services. The inspection program will continue throughout the current financial year, and will cover both metropolitan and regional areas of WA. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the tree lopping and gardening sector was being targeted because the work was hazardous and resulted in a high...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Oct 2014
A settlement agent has been cautioned by the State Administrative Tribunal over the misuse of his trust account. Sydney James Chesson , trading as Master Settlements of St Georges Terrace Perth, had used his trust account for transactions which were not for the purpose of a settlement, a breach of the Settlement Agents Act. In issuing a caution on 30 September 2014 rather than imposing a fine,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Oct 2014
Licensing scheme for travel agents ends Travel Compensation Fund being wound down New industry accreditation scheme to protect customers Western Australia’s licensing system for travel agents ceases on 8 October 2014, in line with the national deregulation of the travel industry. The move comes at a time when travellers are increasingly buying travel online directly from airlines and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Oct 2014
Two elderly caravan park residents have been awarded $9,425 in compensation and a solar company fined $30,000 after they were misled regarding approvals for the installation of solar panels at their park home. Polaris Solar Pty Ltd (in liquidation), formerly of Landsdale, was fined by the Fremantle Magistrates Court in relation to two charges of making false and misleading representations in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Oct 2014
You are invited to have your say on the operation and effectiveness of a key piece of legislation that supports security of payment in Western Australia’s building and construction industry.
Building Commission
Media release
03 Oct 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 2 October 2014, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 154.9 cpl. Most BP, Coles Express and Puma Energy sites are increasing their ULP price up to 153.9 cpl, most Gull sites up to 152.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 151.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Oct 2014
WorkSafe is conducting a further inspection program to look at safety standards in restaurants throughout the 2014/15 financial year. An initial inspection program in this sector was conducted last financial year, and the areas of concern identified by that program prompted a follow-up. The program will focus on larger restaurants in both metropolitan and regional areas. WorkSafe Director Joe...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 Sep 2014
WorkSafe is conducting a further inspection program to look at safety standards in restaurants throughout the 2014/15 financial year. An initial inspection program in this sector was conducted last financial year, and the areas of concern identified by that program prompted a follow-up. The program will focus on larger restaurants in both metropolitan and regional areas. WorkSafe Director Joe...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 Sep 2014
After fifteen years being based at the Forrest Centre on St Georges Terrace in Perth, Consumer Protection has moved to a new CBD location. The main location is Gordon Stephenson House, 140 William Street Perth with front counter services available on Level 2. The move is in line with the state government's plan to consolidate existing office space for the public service. Consumer Protection’s...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Sep 2014
The Building Commissioner is warning consumers to be wary of dealing with formerly registered Western Australian building company AFRA Construction Pty Ltd and its two directors Mal Afrasiabi and Fazollah (Fred) Afrasiabi after receiving information that Mal Afrasiabi may be continuing to operate without the required registration.
Building Commission
Media release
26 Sep 2014
An Applecross bakery has been fined $9000 (plus more than $900 in costs) over an incident in which an employee’s arm was broken when it was trapped in a dough mixer. Newform Holdings Pty Ltd – trading as La Crust Bakery – pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. In August 2012, a baker employed by Newform Holdings...
WorkSafe
Media release
26 Sep 2014
Labour Relations is now located at: Level 4 (Reception is on Level 5) The West Centre 1260 Hay Street West Perth View on Google Maps Wageline's phone number will remain 1300 655 266. Other contact details: Tel: (+618) 6251 2100 Fax: (+618) 6251 2803 Email: labourrelations@commerce.wa.gov.au
Labour Relations / Corporate
Department News
26 Sep 2014
The Building Commissioner has renewed his warning to consumers not to deal with an unregistered painter who is continuing to advertise and carry out unauthorised painting work despite having been successfully prosecuted in 2012.
Building Commission
Media release
25 Sep 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 25 September 2014, most Puma Energy sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 153.9 cpl. Most BP, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and Gull sites are increasing their ULP price up to 152.9 cpl, and most Peak sites up to 151.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Sep 2014
A Rockingham car dealer, its Director and a sales representative have been fined a total of $19,400 and ordered to pay Court costs of $7,263 by the Rockingham Magistrates Court after making false and misleading statements regarding the warranty on a used vehicle. All Commercials Pty Ltd , its Director/yard manager and a sales representative were charged by Consumer Protection for being in breach...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Sep 2014

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