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The National Energy Efficient Buildings Project (NEEBP) is working to improve energy efficiency in new buildings, renovations and additions, on behalf of the Commonwealth, state and territory governments.
Building and Energy
Department News
07 Apr 2015
The Fire and Emergency Services Amendment Bill 2014 ('the FES Bill'), which was recently introduced into Parliament, creates a head of power in the Fire and Emergency Services Act 1998 to allow the Fire and Emergency Services ('FES') Commissioner to make orders designating areas of the State as bushfire-prone.
Building and Energy
Department News
07 Apr 2015
Newman business owners are urged to be cautious when employing children aged less than 15 years during school holidays. The Labour Relations Division of the Department of Commerce is currently writing to Newman business operators and liaising with Newman Senior High School to ensure that employers, children and their parents are aware of the children in employment laws. Generally, under the...
Labour Relations
Media release
07 Apr 2015
The Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) is hosting a seminar on the challenges of a multi-storey high rise residential fire. During this seminar Chief Officer David Youssef of the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board, Victoria (MFB) will explore the challenges of a multi-storey high rise residential fire based on learnings from a structure fire that...
Building and Energy
Department News
07 Apr 2015
WorkSafe has issued a warning to check Statements of Attainment (SOAs) for tilt-up construction work after being alerted to created copies of the document. WorkSafe Acting Executive Director Ian Munns said today WorkSafe had recently been alerted that SOAs were being electronically created. “We’ve recently been made aware that SOAs are being electronically created for workers who have not...
WorkSafe
Media release
07 Apr 2015
Consumer Protection and WA Police have warned West Australians not to be tricked into becoming money mules for overseas criminals. Most people are becoming money mules by being enticed by a job advertisement offering an attractive salary for working from home or by responding to a fake business proposition. These people are being conned by fraudsters wanting to use their bank accounts to transfer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Apr 2015
A Duncraig man has been fined $4,000 and ordered to pay costs of $3,750 by the Joondalup Magistrates Court on 30 March 2015 for selling vehicles online without a licence. Gilbert Arnold Broadway had purchased 13 vehicles at auction and sold them on Gumtree between September 2012 and April 2014 without a licence, in breach of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Apr 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by 11 cents per litre (cpl) to 134.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Thursday 2 April 2015, most BP, Coles Express and Puma sites are increasing their ULP prices by 14 cpl to 136.9 cpl; the majority of Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites to 135.9 cpl; and most...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Apr 2015
A Queensland-based travel company which failed to notify consumers of a cooling off period for phone sales was fined $6,000 and ordered to pay costs of $1,282 by the Perth Magistrates Court on 27 March 2015. Beachbreak Holidays Australia Pty Ltd , trading as Ezy Flights and Up’n’Go Travel , sold travel vouchers by cold calling consumers and offering discounted packages for flights and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Mar 2015
Commerce Minister Michael Mischin has announced a package of regulatory reforms to help Western Australia’s building and plumbing industries save money and work more efficiently.
Building and Energy
Department News
31 Mar 2015
WorkSafe has issued a warning to check High Risk Work Licences after being alerted to altered and created copies of the documents. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today WorkSafe had recently been alerted that the licences were being altered to include additional classes of high risk work for which the owner had not been trained. “We’ve recently been made aware that some High Risk Work...
WorkSafe
Media release
27 Mar 2015
Beckenham licensed plumbing tradesperson Stephen William Jacobs (TL2525) has been ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal to pay fines of $800 and costs of $400 as a result of disciplinary action initiated by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB).
Building and Energy
Media release
27 Mar 2015
Surf lifesavers, a television reporter, a paralegal, a seniors advocate and a radio producer have all had their efforts recognised at this year’s Western Australian Consumer Protection Awards. Commerce Minister Michael Mischin announced the winners today to honour community, local government and media contributions to consumer protection in Western Australia. Mr Mischin said the awards recognised...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Mar 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 7 cents per litre (cpl) to 133.4 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Thursday 26 March 2015, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP prices by 13 cpl to 138.9 cpl; the majority of BP, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Puma Energy sites to 134.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Mar 2015
Energy Safety has issued additional safety precautions for the type of high voltage (HV) switches involved in the 3 February Morley Galleria Shopping Centre explosion. The first Order pertained to only Long & Crawford Manchester switchgear. Energy Safety has now extended the Order to all HV oil-insulated combined-fuse switches. Announcing this today, the Director of Energy Safety, Ken Bowron...
Building and Energy
Media release
24 Mar 2015
Amendments to laws governing retirement villages will ensure residents have clearer information about the fees they are required to pay and will make operators more accountable for the services they provide. Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said the changes would be phased in over the next 16 months. “Under the amendments, retirement village contracts must include specific information about the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Mar 2015
Consumer Protection has noticed an increase in the number of scammers posing as WA police officers in an attempt to con money out of unsuspecting Western Australians. The scammers are phoning people’s homes, pretending to be police officers and telling a variety of lies to try to trick the householders into parting with their money. The scammers masquerading as police claim they have recovered...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Mar 2015
A Sydney-based property management company has been fined a total of $9,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court after advertising properties for rent and managing them on behalf of their owners without being licensed in Western Australia, as well as failing to lodge two bonds with the Bond Administrator. H and Z Group Pty Ltd , trading as Asset HQ Property Management Specialists , had lodged an...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Mar 2015
Update 7 October 2019 : This warning is now out-of-date because the six listed models of gas cookers are compliant. While there are no issues with current models and it is unlikely people would still have the ones subject to a recall in 2015, anyone who does have an older version (pre March 2015) of any of the six listed models would still need to heed the warning. Please note, restrictions put...
Building and Energy / Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Mar 2015
All general retail shops in the Perth metropolitan area will be allowed to open from 8am until 6pm on Easter Monday, April 6, and the Anzac Day public holiday, April 27. Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said the decision provided more flexibility for retailers, who previously were only allowed to open between 11am to 5pm on these public holidays. Mr Mischin said standard hours would apply to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Mar 2015
WA consumers are being warned by Consumer Protection not to deal with a company that is ignoring door to door trading laws and has attracted numerous complaints and enquiries. Kennedy Roofing and Paving , operated by Noel Anthony Kennedy , has been door-knocking homes in the Perth metropolitan area and the South West region offering to do roof and/or driveway restorations. Pamphlets promoting the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Mar 2015
WorkSafe has released the Agriculture Action Plan 2014-2016 which is aimed at helping the agriculture sector to keep workplaces safe. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the document was part of WorkSafe’s strategy to reduce the number of serious injuries and fatalities in the WA agriculture sector. “Serious injury and fatality rates in the agriculture sector are among the highest...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Mar 2015
Consumer Protection is warning Perth people not to do business with a rogue air conditioning unit repairman who has a long history of poor service and a large number of unhappy customers. Christopher Brocklebank , who is believed to be living in Woodvale, runs Perth Evaporative Air & Gas Services , and has previously traded under the name Elements Hearth, Wind and Fire . He is facing seven...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Mar 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 9 cents per litre (cpl) to 135.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Thursday 19 March 2015, most BP and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP prices by 13 cpl to 138.9 cpl; the majority of Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and many Puma Energy sites to 137...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Mar 2015
The Perth Magistrates Court has given Westpoint Realty Pty Ltd (in liquidation) a $30,000 fine, its Director Norman Phillip Carey a $6,000 fine and ordered him to pay costs of $97,449 for making false or misleading representations to consumers. While handing down his decision on 12 March 2015, Magistrate Malone denied Mr Carey’s application for a spent conviction. Mr Carey was found guilty on 11...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Mar 2015

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