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WorkSafe will conduct an inspection program next month to look at whether construction industry employers are complying with requirements for consultation on safety management. Throughout June, inspectors will check to ensure that consultation on hazards and safety management on construction sites in metropolitan and regional areas is in accordance with occupational safety and health laws. Acting...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 May 2011
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 26 May 2011, most Caltex Woolworths, Caltex, BP, Coles Express, Gull and Peak sites are increasing their ULP price to a maximum of 145.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 8.0 cpl. However, over 110 petrol stations in Perth will be selling below 144 cpl tomorrow. FuelWatch recommends...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 May 2011
Consumer Protection is concerned about a sharp increase in the number of recent reports of puppy buyers who have been scammed by bogus online advertisements. In the past 2 months, nine WA consumers have reported losing between $350 and $1,800 each after being asked to send money to purchase a puppy that doesn’t exist. A total of almost $9,000 has been traced to cyber criminals in Cameroon in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 May 2011
The Department of Commerce has appointed a new senior industrial inspector and education officer to operate out of its Bunbury office. Mr Brian Ravenscroft, an experienced labour relations officer, will provide compliance and education services to employers and employees in Bunbury and throughout the South West Region. Compliance and Education Director Joseph Lee said: "We are very pleased to...
Labour Relations
Media release
18 May 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 18 May 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 149.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 8.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 140.7 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 May 2011
The Department of Commerce has appointed its first senior industrial inspector and education officer to operate out of its Broome office. Ms Margaret Lockyer, an experienced labour relations officer, will provide compliance and education services to employers and employees in Broome and throughout the Kimberley. Compliance and Education Director Joseph Lee said: “We are very pleased to be...
Labour Relations
Media release
18 May 2011
The Perth Magistrates Court has fined a Queens Park man $5,000 after being convicted of unlicensed car dealing. Bin Huang was also ordered to pay Court costs of $418 when sentenced on 13 May 2011. Lawyers for Consumer Protection told the Court that Mr Huang had bought 19 vehicles from private sellers and then sold them to private buyers between June 2009 and May 2010 without having a licence...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 May 2011
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 50-year-old mechanical engineering manager after a fall at a printing business in Canning Vale last week. On May 9, the man was believed to have been adjusting machinery while standing on a ladder when he fell around two metres, sustaining serious head injuries. He remained in a coma on life support last week, and died in Royal Perth Hospital...
WorkSafe
Media release
16 May 2011
A host employer and a labour hire company have been fined a total of $120,000 over an incident in 2008 in which a labour hire worker’s lower leg was severely injured and later amputated. Host employer Beds Plus Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the provision of a safe workplace under a labour hire arrangement and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee, and was fined $80,...
WorkSafe
Media release
11 May 2011
A demolition company has been fined $2500 for failing to install security fencing around a demolition site that contained asbestos. Coda Contracting Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that demolition work was done in accordance with the relevant Australian Standard and was fined $2500 in the Fremantle Magistrates Court on Friday. Coda Contracting was contracted to demolish a residence in...
WorkSafe
Media release
11 May 2011

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