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The WA Industrial Relations Commission has granted a $20 per week increase to the State minimum wage and pay rates under WA awards. The increase is effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2014. Wageline is currently updating the WA award summaries with the new rates of pay, and these will be published shortly. To be notified of changes in your award, subscribe to Wageline's Award...
Labour Relations
Alert
23 Jun 2014
The 4th Australian Lean Construction Conference will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 12-14 August 2014. Hosted by the Lean Construction Institute of Western Australia in collaboration with RFID for Energy, Mining and Construction, the theme of the 2014 event will be “Smarter and Leaner Projects in Australia”. "The conference brings together global best practices from...
Building Commission
Event
23 Jun 2014
Consumer Protection has used National Consumer Fraud Week to launch an initiative, which involves posters being distributed to police stations and wire transfer outlets across Western Australia in a bid to prevent relationship fraud victims from sending money to overseas scammers. The posters have been produced as part of Project Sunbird – a joint anti-fraud initiative with WA Police.Since its...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Jun 2014
Energy Safety has issued an update on the public warnings about dangerous switches used in some solar systems, issued on May 21 and May 23. The supplier of Gen3 and SPM branded dc isolators has now announced a replacement program to replace all dc isolators with the following model numbers: GEN3DC-25, GEN3DC-32, SPMDCISO25 and SPMDCISO32. The dc isolators are required to be replaced. If you have...
EnergySafety
Media release
19 Jun 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 19 June 2014, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price up to 158.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites are increasing their price up to 156.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Jun 2014
The Building Commissioner has issued a reminder to consumers to check a painter’s registration before engaging them to carry out painting work valued over $1,000.
Building Commission
Media release
16 Jun 2014
Consumer Protection has sent out a warning to promoters of some property investment schemes who hold “free” public seminars that they must provide information about cooling off periods to attendees. Australian Consumer Law regulators are examining the practices of a number of promoters and WA’s Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said a common theme had emerged. “In many cases,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Jun 2014
The Commissioner for Consumer Protection is encouraging WA’s small business community to have a say in a Commonwealth consultation about protecting small businesses from unfair contract terms. Currently under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) individual consumers are protected from unfair contract terms in standard form (take it or leave it) contracts. A term would be unfair and can be voided by...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Jun 2014
The Building Commission has met with manufacturers and installers of metal roofing products to discuss ways of improving the method of flashing to the high side of the roof penetration.
Building Commission
Department News
11 Jun 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 12 June 2014, most BP and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price up to 158.9 cpl, most Caltex Woolworths and Gull sites are increasing their price up to 157.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jun 2014
A key piece of legislation that supports security of payment in Western Australia’s building and construction industry will be reviewed this year. Building Commissioner Peter Gow today announced that Professor Philip Evans of Curtin University has been appointed to review the Construction Contracts Act 2004 . “The Construction Contracts Act is part of a suite of new building legislation...
Building Commission
Media release
10 Jun 2014
New caravan parks and camping grounds legislation is being developed to replace the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Act 1995 (the Act).
Building Commission
Department News
06 Jun 2014
A review of the laws regulating the tenancy arrangements of about 29,000 people who live long-term in residential parks in WA is currently underway.
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Jun 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 5 June 2014, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 161.9 cpl. Most Coles Express, Caltex Woolworths and Gull sites are increasing their price to 160.9 cpl, and most BP and Peak sites up to 159.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP will...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Jun 2014
Federal and state ministers have agreed to significant building regulation reforms to the National Construction Code (NCC).
Building Commission
Department News
04 Jun 2014
Call ahead to check whether a petrol station has diesel before you make the drive to buy – that’s the advice from FuelWatch during a short-term interruption to diesel supplies in Western Australia.
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 May 2014
We wish to draw your attention to consultations being undertaken that are of relevance to the building industry. We have provided links to the consultation information below. As these reviews and subsequent consultations are not being carried out by the Building Commission, you will need to direct any submissions or questions to the relevant agency. Details of how to make a submission are...
Building Commission
Department News
29 May 2014
Planning Minister John Day recently announced that the State Government had approved measures that would see the bushfire construction requirements of the Building Code of Australia, which includes deemed-to-satisfy compliance with Australian Standard AS 3959, apply from 1 May 2015.
Building Commission
Department News
29 May 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch.
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 May 2014
Energy Safety has issued an update on the public warning about dangerous switches used in some solar systems, issued on May 21.
EnergySafety
Media release
23 May 2014
A Newburn company has been fined $5500 plus costs for failing to identify the presence and location of asbestos at one of its workplaces.
WorkSafe
Media release
22 May 2014
Unfortunately there was an error in the media release headed “Warning issued on dangerous solar isolating switches” date May 21, 2014.
EnergySafety
Media release
22 May 2014
Energy Safety has issued a public warning about dangerous switches used in some solar systems installed since January 1, 2012. Director of Energy Safety Ken Bowron said today the switches formed part of all solar photo-voltaic installations. “They are used to disconnect the current produced by solar panels so electricians can work safely on the electrical installation of a home or business,” Mr...
EnergySafety
Media release
21 May 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch.
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 May 2014
The State Administrative Tribunal has suspended Western Australian plumber Jason Wayne Walker’s (PL6489) plumbing contractor licence.
Building Commission
Media release
21 May 2014

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