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Unleaded petrol (ULP) prices often grab the headlines but for many West Aussie drivers, diesel is the lifeblood that keeps their utes, trucks, 4WDs and family cars running. Currently, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fill the tank with petrol, but Consumer Protection’s FuelWatch team often receives questions asking when the cheapest day is for diesel. Diesel does not follow a price cycle in the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Apr 2024
Two fatal incidents in WA workplaces this week have prompted a reminder from WorkSafe to review safety procedures associated with mobile plant. WorkSafe is investigating both incidents to identify whether any breaches of work health and safety laws have occurred and to determine the causes of the incidents. Acting WorkSafe Commissioner Sally North today advised relevant persons in control of a...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Apr 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 10 April 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 31 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Apr 2024
Building and Energy is advising homeowners affected by the liquidation of Start Right Homes Pty Ltd (BC14559) to contact QBE to discuss their home indemnity insurance. The Osborne Park building company, which mainly constructed single-storey houses, appointed liquidators on 7 April 2024. Building and Energy understands the company is yet to complete 24 projects. Building and Energy Executive...
Building and Energy
Media release
09 Apr 2024
WorkSafe has commenced a proactive inspection program to look at site security issues on WA construction sites. The inspection program will look at a number of randomly-selected sites across metropolitan and regional areas of the State throughout the 2024/25 financial year. There have been incidents in which construction sites have been accessed by unauthorised persons, exposing them to serious...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Apr 2024
The owner of Perth carpentry business Integrity Built has been fined $5,000 by the Industrial Magistrates Court for failing to comply with a compliance notice issued by an industrial inspector. Anthony Baker was issued a compliance notice that required him to rectify more than $11,000 in underpayments to his apprentice carpenter. Despite a number of opportunities to resolve the matter, Mr Baker...
Labour Relations
Media release
05 Apr 2024
Woman found guilty of representing herself as a real estate agent Complaint to Consumer Protection uncovered illegal activity Unlicensed operators undermine professional standards of the industry An unlicensed real estate agent, who stopped paying rental income to her client, was convicted and ordered to pay more than $5,500 by the Joondalup Magistrates Court. Phillipa Ann Ives was convicted and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Apr 2024
Car dealers will soon be required to advise buyers if the vehicles on offer had previously been written off Under the new laws, dealers will face fines up to $5,000 for failing to comply New regulations follow surge in complaints from unsuspecting buyers New regulations to protect consumers from making a purchase they may later regret will soon come into effect, with penalties coming to car...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Apr 2024
WA households targeted by Malaysian travel brochure scam Packages arrive containing fake scratchies showing $US185,000 win Fake scratchie cards promising huge cash prizes as part of a bogus travel promotion are once again arriving in letterboxes across Western Australia, prompting a warning for households to be on scam alert. Consumer Protection's WA ScamNet team has recently received a high...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Apr 2024
The state Farm Employees Award has been updated to expand its coverage to the dairy industry. This change, which is effective from 1 July 2024, was made as part of a process being undertaken by the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission to update the scope of a number of private sector WA awards. The coverage of the Farm Employees Award was previously expanded to a broader range of...
Labour Relations
Department News
03 Apr 2024
WA’s electrical safety regulator is launching three campaigns this year to provide potentially life-saving advice on safety switches, compliant appliances and the dangers of DIY. Beginning today, Building and Energy is sharing messages on social media, streaming services and other platforms to encourage testing of residual current devices (RCDs). These safety switches are designed to immediately...
Building and Energy
Media release
02 Apr 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 3 April 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 32 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Apr 2024
Quad bikes are the leading cause of death and serious injury on Australian farms. School holidays and good weather often mean farm visits and quad bike adventures. Consumer Protection urges families to prioritise safety when it comes to quad biking. Sixty per cent of quad bike fatalities occur during a roll over. Even at slower speeds, these bikes can topple over and crush the rider with hundreds...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Mar 2024
First stage of plumbing regulation reforms now in effect General public can legally carry out certain basic plumbing tasks at their homes Regulation of unmetered water supply and modular plumbing systems from next year Changes to WA’s plumbing rules are now in effect, with further reforms to roll out next year. Building and Energy has published an industry bulletin about the first stage of...
Building and Energy
Media release
27 Mar 2024
WA ScamNet Year in Review report released Scammers steal record $22 million from Western Australians in 2023 Facebook cons drive higher reporting numbers, up 62 per cent Artificial intelligence scams an emerging issue for this year and beyond The release of the WA ScamNet Year in Review report has revealed that scam records were shattered last year with 1,398 Western Australians victims...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Mar 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 27 March 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 33 cents per litre...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Mar 2024
Information for state system employers and employees on employment arrangements for the Anzac Day public holiday on Thursday, 25 April 2024 has been published. The Anzac Day 2024 public holiday page contains information on employment entitlements for: Award free employers and employees Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments) Award Restaurant, Tearoom and Catering Workers Award...
Labour Relations
Department News
20 Mar 2024
How’s that new year fitness resolution going? Maybe the January eagerness to get to the gym has worn off or you’re nearing the end of a 12-week fitness challenge and you’re feeling the pressure to sign up for another one. The good news is, no matter what you decide to do with your fitness goals, you are protected by Western Australian law when it comes to using fitness service providers. In July...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Mar 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 20 March 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 33 cents per litre...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Mar 2024
Easter is just around the corner. The Western Australian public holidays for the 2024 Easter period are: Good Friday – Friday 29 March Easter Sunday – Sunday 31 March Easter Monday – Monday 1 April Wageline will be closed across the Easter period and reopen on Tuesday 2 April. Visit the Easter 2024 public holiday entitlements page for details on the public holiday entitlements for Easter public...
Labour Relations
Department News
18 Mar 2024
Consumer Protection Awards celebrating consumer champions Awards recognise individuals and groups who work to advance consumer rights in Western Australia A project helping keep people with disabilities in their homes and a financial counsellor working with vulnerable Aboriginal communities are among the winners of the 2024 Consumer Protection Awards. The 20th anniversary ceremony, which...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Mar 2024
The Building Services Board has refused to renew the building contractor registration of Beyond Builders Pty Ltd (BC103289, cancelled) on financial grounds. After reviewing Beyond Builders’ application for registration renewal and a report prepared by Building and Energy, the Board was not satisfied the company met the financial requirements for registration. The Board’s decision enables...
Building and Energy
Media release
14 Mar 2024
Facebook Marketplace, Gumtree, eBay, garage sales and even swap meets can be brimming with a treasure trove of bargains. However, a bargain you buy today could cost you tomorrow. Buying items through private sellers requires caution to avoid potential issues that may not be covered by Australian Consumer Law (ACL). When you buy goods privately there is a risk they may not work as they should or...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Mar 2024
WorkSafe is extending the transition period to complete the mining statutory position certification from 30 March 2025 to 30 March 2026. Under the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations, statutory positions carry out specific functions at mining operations. They are classified into several categories, with different functions and obligations, levels of knowledge, experience, and formal...
WorkSafe
Media release
14 Mar 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 13 March 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 32 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Mar 2024

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