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Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today it is likely motorists will have to wait for two weeks before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 26 January 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 27 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Jan 2022
Wednesday 26 January is the public holiday for Australia Day. State system employers and employees can check public holiday entitlements on the Australia Day public holiday entitlements for 2022 page of the Wageline website. The page details public holiday entitlements for Australia Day 2022 for: state system award free employees Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments) Award...
Labour Relations
Department News
24 Jan 2022
When deciding how much to pay for a second-hand car, top of mind may be the number of kilometres the vehicle has already travelled. Your first step may be to check the vehicle’s odometer reading, however a recent court case has illustrated why investigating further could be a smart move. Late last year, a Ballajura motor vehicle repairer was fined $8,500 by the Perth Magistrate’s Court for...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Jan 2022
Consumer caution urged over unapproved testing kits being sold mostly online Fake websites stealing consumers’ money and failing to supply Buy only TGA-approved self-testing kits from reliable suppliers A precautionary warning for consumers to be on the look-out for dodgy sellers of COVID-19 rapid antigen test (RAT) kits now that they are cleared for sale in WA. Consumer Protection advises that...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Jan 2022
Changes to state employment laws introduced by the Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Act 2021 (IRLA Act) will commence in early 2022. Employers and employees covered by state employment laws will have a range of new obligations and entitlements. The IRLA Act amends the Industrial Relations Act 1979 , the Long Service Leave Act 1958 , the Minimum Conditions of Employment Act 1993 and the...
Labour Relations
Department News
19 Jan 2022
Mr Buckle used internet videos and microwave parts to make an electrical art appliance A man was electrocuted near Katanning after touching the device Unlicensed electrical work is illegal and dangerous The tragic electric shock death of a WA man while handling a high-voltage homemade appliance is a stark reminder of the dangers of unlicensed electrical work, the State’s energy safety regulator...
Building and Energy
Media release
18 Jan 2022
$27,500 fine for not complying with a Building Commissioner’s order 12 instances of faulty or unsatisfactory work at a Riverton kitchen renovation Previous history of non-compliance with building and electrical laws A Perth tradesman with a history of non-compliance has been fined $27,500 for ignoring an official order to fix defective kitchen renovation work. At Perth Magistrates Court on 7...
Building and Energy
Media release
17 Jan 2022
If you are planning ahead for 2022 and 2023, you can find the public holiday dates for this year and next year on the Public holidays page. This year, Easter Sunday, 17 April 2022 will be a public holiday. State employment laws will be changing in early 2022, and the changes include making Easter Sunday a permanent public holiday in WA.
Labour Relations
Department News
14 Jan 2022
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a shearer at Katrine, between Northam and Toodyay. The man was reported to have been placing wool into a wool press yesterday when he was caught in the machinery. WorkSafe investigators examine the circumstances of incidents in workplaces with a view to ensuring compliance and preventing future incidents of a similar nature. WorkSafe WA...
WorkSafe
Media release
14 Jan 2022
The January edition of the Wageline News has just been published. Read this latest edition on the Wageline News page.
Labour Relations
Department News
14 Jan 2022
While Christmas is a time of giving, post-Christmas is when some consumers think about returning faulty or unwanted gifts. Whether a retailer will accept a returned item could depend on your reason for returning it. If a product is faulty or not fit for its intended purpose then the retailer is obliged under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) to offer you a remedy in the form of a repair,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Jan 2022
Many areas of non-compliant building work including roof safety issues Disciplinary matters referred to the State Administrative Tribunal $25,000 fine for Ventura Home Group and $15,000 fine for Justayn Bean Ventura Home Group Pty Ltd (BC10805) and its former nominated supervisor, Justayn James Bean (BP13268), have been fined a total of $40,000 for inadequate management and supervision of eight...
Building and Energy
Media release
13 Jan 2022
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today it is likely motorists will have to wait for two weeks before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 12 January 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 30 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jan 2022
Easter Sunday will be established as a public holiday in Western Australia, and new provisions are being implemented in the state industrial relations system for the Easter Sunday public holiday entitlements. These changes have been introduced by the Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Act 2021 and will commence early in 2022. In 2022, Easter Sunday falls on 17 April. The Public and Bank...
Labour Relations
Department News
10 Jan 2022
Changes to state employment laws are coming, and when these changes commence in early 2022, household employers will have a range of new employment obligations. ‘Household employers’ are people who directly employ someone to provide domestic services in a private home. Domestic services include caring for a child, a person with a disability or an elderly person, and help with other personal tasks...
Labour Relations
Department News
07 Jan 2022
The public holiday for Australia Day in 2022 is Wednesday 26 January. Employment entitlements for public holidays will vary based on an employee's award coverage and employment arrangements. Visit the Australia Day public holiday entitlements 2022 page for details on the public holiday entitlements for Australia Day for state system employers and employees, including specific information for:...
Labour Relations
Department News
06 Jan 2022
Western Australians are being reminded about the dangers of portable pools during an annual national campaign involving consumer protection agencies, product safety regulators and the Royal Life Saving Society – Australia. The ‘Don’t Duck Out, Make It SAFE’ initiative takes place each year because on average one child dies from drowning in a portable pool annually, with other kids needing...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Jan 2022
$8,500 total fine for reducing odometer reading by half prior to sale Vehicle offered for sale on Facebook and then sold to his employer, a car yard Behaviour described as gross dishonesty perpetrated on unsuspecting consumers A Ballajura motor vehicle repairer who wound back the odometer reading of a vehicle by about 60,000 kilometres and then sold it to his employer has been fined a total of $8...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Jan 2022
‘Exercising more’ is a popular New Year’s resolution, so if you’re thinking about signing-up to a gym or fitness class in 2022, it’s worth knowing that things might be a little different to the last time you joined. This is because six months ago, on 1 July 2021, the rules governing WA’s fitness industry changed to provide better protection for consumers and to capture a wider range of providers...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Jan 2022
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today it is likely motorists will have to wait for two weeks before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 29 December 2021), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 30 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Dec 2021
Alwyn Healy banned permanently from retail sales in the WA aircon industry Supreme Court finds he breached an enforceable undertaking signed in 2015 Compensation order to repay $10,500 to two recent customers The Supreme Court has made a permanent order for a Tapping salesman to never again be involved in retail air conditioning sales to WA consumers as a result of further legal action taken by...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Dec 2021
Several defects found in construction of a two-storey house SAT mediation concludes with a $7,500 fine for lack of supervision Building company is now in administration A former building company supervisor has accepted a $7,500 fine at the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) for not properly overseeing work at a Busselton house where several faults were found. Jeremy Peter Evans (BP12715) was the...
Building and Energy
Media release
23 Dec 2021
Christmas is a time when many people want to give back to their community with a donation to charity, but before opening your own wallet it is important to ensure your chosen cause is a legitimate one. So far this year, there have been nearly 800 reports and more than $172,000 in losses across Australia to scammers posing as charitable organisations, according to the Australian Competition and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Dec 2021
Wageline will be closed from 4.30pm Friday, 24 December 2021 to Monday, 3 January 2022, and will reopen at 9am on Tuesday, 4 January 2022. Information on employment obligations and entitlements will continue to be available during that period on the Wageline website www.dmirs.wa.gov.au/wageline . The Christmas New Year 2021–22 public holiday information page provides state system employers and...
Labour Relations
Department News
23 Dec 2021
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death yesterday of a 72-year-old farmer at Maya in WA’s Mid-West, around 240km NNE of Perth. The man was reported to have been jump-starting an old tractor in order to use it to release a bogged truck when the tractor struck him. It then continued travelling into a paddock where it hit trees and started a fire. WorkSafe investigators examine the...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Dec 2021

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