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November is Australia’s first national Asbestos Awareness Month, and WorkSafe has added its voice to reminders about the hazards of asbestos. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that WA had a particular interest in reminding workers and the community about the dangers of asbestos. “Unfortunately we have the sad legacy of Wittenoom to remind us of the potential hazards of asbestos,...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Nov 2013
A Canning Vale motor vehicle repair company and its Director have been fined a total of $33,000 by the Armadale Magistrates Court for posting fake online testimonials. The company, Franjapara Pty Ltd trading as Automotive, Mechanical and Electrical, was fined $25,000 and its Director Anthony Parasiliti was fined $8,000 today after pleading guilty to making false or misleading representations in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Nov 2013
Scammers operating on dating and social network websites are using a new tactic to con money from their victims by asking for an identity and criminal record check through a bogus website. Using fake profiles on dating and social media websites, the scammers make contact with their victims and establish an online relationship. The criminals then suggest a face-to-face meeting, but tell their...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Nov 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 31 October 2013, most BP, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price up to 149.9 cents per litre (cpl). Most Gull sites are increasing their ULP price up to 148.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 147.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP will be 147...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Oct 2013
Building Commissioner Peter Gow says a new transitional arrangement with current providers of home indemnity insurance in Western Australia will mean that it is business as usual. The transitional arrangement gives the Government time to consider and consult on recommendations in the Economic Regulation Authority’s inquiry into Western Australia’s home indemnity insurance arrangements, which was...
Building Commission
Media release
29 Oct 2013
A new transitional arrangement with current providers of home indemnity insurance in Western Australia will mean that it is business as usual. The transitional arrangement gives the Government time to consider and consult on recommendations in the Economic Regulation Authority’s Inquiry into Western Australia’s Home Indemnity Insurance Arrangements , which was tabled in Parliament in September...
Building Commission
Department News
29 Oct 2013
A new and updated version of workplace safety and health resource WorkSafe SmartMove was launched today by Commerce Minister Michael Mischin. SmartMove is a free-of-charge resource for senior high school students and young workers who are entering the workforce on work placements, work experience or as school-based apprentices or trainees. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch stressed the...
WorkSafe
Media release
25 Oct 2013
The five winners of the prestigious 2013 Work Safety Awards Western Australia were announced this morning. Technology Assisting Disability WA, WA Police, Centurion, Joseph Dunbar and Michael Garstone are the winners of the award categories and will now be entered into the national Safe Work Australia Awards. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said this morning the five winners were examples...
WorkSafe
Media release
25 Oct 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 24 October 2013, most Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 153.9 cpl. Most BP and Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price up to 152.9 cpl, most Caltex Woolworths and Gull sites up to 151.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 150.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Oct 2013
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 48-year-old worker at Narrogin late yesterday. The man was moving hay bales with a forklift at Narrogin Hay yesterday morning when he was struck by a prong of a pitchfork attachment on another forklift. He was airlifted to Perth, but died last night. Inspectors travelled to the site yesterday and are interviewing witnesses and investigating...
WorkSafe
Media release
23 Oct 2013
Ballajura man Christopher James Webb trading as Precision Paving has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for failing to remedy unsatisfactory work carried out at Mt Lawley property in May 2011. Webb pleaded guilty to one charge of failing to comply with a Building Remedy Order without a reasonable excuse at the Perth Magistrates Court on 4 October 2013. The court ordered him...
Building Commission
Media release
18 Oct 2013
A Great Southern construction company has been fined $65,000 over the death of a man who fell seven metres through a skylight in the roof of a shed under construction near Esperance. As the entity in control of the workplace, Cochrane & Sons Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that the workplace was safe for a person who was not an employee and, by that failure, causing the death of a...
WorkSafe
Media release
17 Oct 2013
A 56 year old man from WA's South West has suffered a two million dollar loss, the largest ever reported to Project Sunbird, after becoming a victim of an investment and 'money wash' fraud. Bryan from Boyanup, who doesn't want his surname revealed, met the fraudsters online four years ago and was offered an investment opportunity to recover lost funds from the United Kingdom and set up various...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Oct 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 17 October 2013, most Caltex and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 153.9 cpl. Most BP and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price up to 152.9 cpl, most Gull sites up to 151.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 150.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Oct 2013
Safety concerns have prompted WorkSafe to take a close look at sleeper cabs in trucks involved in long distance trips. Inspectors investigating the death of a truck driver earlier this year were alerted to problems with sleeper cabs in the course of that investigation and were prompted to look more closely at the issue. Sixteen Prohibition Notices were issued to one transport company, and other...
WorkSafe
Media release
15 Oct 2013
WA businesses are being targeted by advertising and invoice scams, prompting a joint warning from Consumer Protection and the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC). Many businesses have been cold-called by people claiming to represent numerous publications and demanding payment for advertising that was not authorised. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Oct 2013
Consumer Protection has issued an alert about seven bogus shopping websites, now closed, which had stolen the identity of legitimate businesses and conned money out of WA consumers. An investigation was launched by Consumer Protection through WA ScamNet when seven consumers complained that they had not received electronic goods they had ordered online, leaving them more than $7,000 out of pocket...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Oct 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 10 October 2013, most Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 154.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price up to 153.9 cpl, most BP and Caltex Woolworths sites up to 152.9 cpl, most Gull sites up to 151.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 150.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Oct 2013
Perth building company Bower Roofing & Restorations Pty Ltd has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for carrying out residential building work without the required registration, failing to meet its responsibilities under a home building contract and making a false representation to the local government in order to obtain a building licence. Bower Roofing &...
Building Commission
Media release
08 Oct 2013
Consumer Protection is seeking comments on whether WA should adopt a national proposal regarding fuel price boards at service stations. The department has released an options paper inviting submissions from motorists, industry stakeholders and fuel retailers which will be considered before a meeting of Commonwealth and State ministers next month. Those not able to prepare a submission can take...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Oct 2013
Please note: Feedback on the report mentioned in this news item has now closed. The page has been retained for archive purposes. The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has released a Directions Report on Emergency Egress For All Occupants. The report discusses potential changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) to improve emergency egress from buildings for all occupants, including...
Building Commission
Department News
03 Oct 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 3 October 2013, most Coles Express and Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 154.9 cpl. Most Gull, BP and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price up to 153.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 152.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Oct 2013
Perth building company Bovilla (2005) Pty Ltd (Bovilla) trading as Dura-Fenz, and its sole director Boyd Michael Lynch have been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for failing to meet their responsibilities under a home building contract. Bovilla (2005) Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to two charges at the Bunbury Magistrates Court on 9 September 2013 and was ordered to pay fines of $5,...
Building Commission
Media release
02 Oct 2013
Please note: The information contained in this news item has expired. The page has been retained for archiving purposes. This year’s Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) WA Chapter Conference will be held at the Joondalup Resort Hotel in Connolly on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 October 2013. The theme is WA Building Act How do we measure up? with the conference set to examine the impact...
Building Commission
Department News
27 Sep 2013
Please note: Bookings for this seminar have now closed. This page has been retained for archiving purposes. Overtime, rostered days off, leave, allowances and working in bad weather – these are some of the things employers struggle to get right that Labour Relations can help you with. The Department of Commerce's Labour Relations division is offering State system small business employers covered...
Building Commission
Department News
26 Sep 2013

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