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West Leederville settlement agent struck off for unauthorised withdrawals Illegally transferred over $29,000 into own bank accounts, a credit card account SAT orders follow extensive Consumer Protection investigation A West Leederville settlement agent who illegally transferred $29,030 from a trust account into her personal bank accounts and a work credit card has been permanently banned from...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Jun 2024
Many WA awards require employees to be paid a location allowance when employed in certain regional towns. Location allowances have just been increased by the 2024 Location Allowance General Order, and new rates take effect from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2024. The new rates for each town and a list of the relevant WA awards are available on the Location allowance for employees in...
Labour Relations
Department News
13 Jun 2024
The Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission has today increased the state minimum wage and pay rates in all WA awards effective from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2024. The state minimum wage for employees 21 and over will increase to $917.80 per week. Minimum rates for younger workers and award free trainees and apprentices will also increase. Rates of pay in WA awards...
Labour Relations
Department News
12 Jun 2024
The number of consumer complaints relating to studio photography businesses has risen sharply in 2024, prompting Consumer Protection to issue a warning.
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jun 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 12 June 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 35 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jun 2024
Used car buyers now have more confidence that the vehicles they purchase from dealers are safe and reliable, with new regulations taking effect that tighten-up sales of written-off vehicles.
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Jun 2024
If you’ve been waiting for a reason to rent out your empty property, this is it. The State Government will pay you $5,000 to bring your vacant house, apartment, villa or unit to the long-term rental market for West Aussies to lease.
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Jun 2024
Significant updates to the provisions of the Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments) Award have now come into effect. These changes commenced on the first full pay period on or after 5 June 2024. The updated Shop and Warehouse Award now better reflects contemporary retail trading arrangements and removes a number of outdated and obsolete provisions to improve clarity and make it...
Labour Relations
Department News
05 Jun 2024
A Perth CBD real estate agency has been fined and reprimanded by the State Administrative Tribunal for failing to lodge nine security bonds worth $14,200 within the required timeframe, following action by Consumer Protection.
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Jun 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 5 June 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 34 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Jun 2024
Consumer Protection is urging Western Australian families to avoid doing business with an au pair placement provider that has allegedly taken $37,219 from unhappy customers.
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 May 2024
Rent bidding is now banned, tenants have stronger rights to fight back against retaliatory action by landlords and undercover officers from Consumer Protection will be checking to make sure landlords and agents are doing the right thing.
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 May 2024
Building and Energy is examining regulation of fire systems installation work in WA as part of the State Government’s response to recommended building reforms. The review will focus on regulation of this work in apartment, commercial and industrial buildings. It will consider installation and testing of hose reels, hydrants, sprinkler systems, smoke detectors, alarms, exit lighting and passive...
Building and Energy
Media release
29 May 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 29 May 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 32 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 May 2024
Behind the spotlight of gorgeous glamour shots, tender newborn photos and loving family portraits can be a dark reality. Unfortunately, some studio photography businesses behave like predators waiting to lure customers in with fake prizes, false promotions or “heavily discounted packages” that end up costing thousands. Last year, Consumer Protection received eight complaints about studio...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 May 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 22 May 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 33 cents per litre (...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 May 2024
The Cook Government has delivered on the first stage of its commitment to modernise Western Australia's tenancy laws, with landlords now prohibited from soliciting rent bidding and tenants empowered to challenge retaliatory action by landlords.
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 May 2024
Our lives are filled with devices powered by lithium-ion batteries – e-rideables, power tools, laptops, toys, smartphones, electric vehicles and even electric toothbrushes. Unfortunately, they also harbour a hidden danger. Lithium-ion batteries, no matter how small, are susceptible to fiery failures that can escalate quickly and pose a serious threat to our safety. These fires can be very...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 May 2024
New statistics have shown Western Australian workers have a much lower chance of being fatally injured at work in 2024 than they did 34 years ago. When the increase in WA workforce numbers is taken into account, a worker’s risk of being fatally injured fell by 83 percent between 1988/89 and 2022/23. In 1988/89, WA recorded 49.5 fatalities per million workers. By 2022/23, this number had reduced...
WorkSafe
Media release
15 May 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 15 May 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 32 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 May 2024
WorkSafe has initiated the first four prosecutions under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 , which came into effect in March 2022. Wesbeam Pty Ltd, a manufacturer of engineered wood product, has been charged with failing in its duty while in control of plant and consequently causing serious harm to an individual. WorkSafe will allege that in April 2022, an operator at Wesbeam’s Neerabup factory...
WorkSafe
Media release
13 May 2024
The public holiday for Western Australia Day in 2024 is Monday 3 June. Employment entitlements for public holidays will vary based on an employee's award coverage and employment arrangements. Visit the Western Australia Day public holiday entitlements 2024 page for details on the public holiday entitlements for Western Australia Day for state system employers and employees, including specific...
Labour Relations
Department News
10 May 2024
Gift cards might be considered a lazy gift… but you know what’s worse? Giving Mum a pressie she doesn’t like, want, or need for Mother’s Day. With her special day just around corner, Consumer Protection has some advice for you if you’re thinking about giving Mum a gift card or voucher to her favourite store or local business. A minimum three-year expiry period applies to most gift cards and the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 May 2024
The Cook Labor Government will offer $5,000 incentives to vacant property owners to bring them onto the long-term rental market for Western Australians to lease.
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 May 2024
WA’s energy safety regulator is warning about the dangers of unapproved electrical appliances after issuing $10,000 in infringements to sellers of illegal and potentially hazardous power suppl ies and chargers used for e-bikes , e- scooters, and e-skateboards. Building and Energy electrical inspectors found the appliances were not approved for use in Australia . Two retailers received...
Building and Energy
Media release
07 May 2024

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