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The Associations Incorporation Act 2015 commenced 1 July 2016. The Act provides a framework of regulation for not-for-profit organisations such as sport and recreation clubs, societies and community groups in Western Australia leaving the internal management of associations largely to the members...
New law for associations
Consumer protection and other agencies have produced publications and resources that you may find useful. It's Ok to Walk Away "It's Ok to walk away" is a National Indigenous Consumer Strategy designed to educate and empower consumers in Aboriginal communities to know their consumer rights. See the...
Aboriginal consumers
Once the hazards have been identified and their associated risks assessed, the next step is to consider: If the hazards can be removed altogether, and if not How the risks can be controlled so as to minimise harm? The strategy recommending how to control risks in the order of effectiveness is...
Follow these four basic steps to get started
Once the hazards have been identified, the risk need to be assessed. This include determining: Who will be affected and how? How severe is the harm likely to be? (extreme, high, moderate, and low). How likely is it to happen? (very likely, likely, moderate, unlikely and rare). Remember that your...
Follow these four basic steps to get started
The Director of Energy Safety can prohibit the sale/hire/use of an appliance or component if considered that such appliance/component is, or is likely to become, unsafe or dangerous in use. This applies also to gas appliances/components that are approved. Appliances that may be unsafe or dangerous...
Gas appliances
If you have private power lines or a private power pole on your property, it is your responsibility to inspect and maintain them.
Electrical installations
A national recall is being coordinated by a taskforce chaired by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Energy Safety , Consumer Protection and the Building Commission are working with the taskforce as the WA regulators. The sub-standard cables, imported by Infinity Cable Co Pty...
Electrical installations
There is a wide variety of products around our home or workplace which can be dangerous if not installed or used properly. Each year there are a number of consumer alerts and/or product recalls including sunglasses, car ramps and jacks, hot water bottles, ethanol heaters and decorative burners,...
Product safety for consumers
Infinity electrical cables were recalled due to safety concerns on 27 August 2014. If you had electrical work done during 2012 or 2013 to your house, rental or commercial property it is strongly recommended you contact your electrician and ask if they have used this product in your property. The...
Home safety
Mandarin Translation - Information regarding new tenancy laws in Western Australia effective from July 1st, 2013
Consumer Protection
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16 Jul 2014

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