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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
Splitting a rental with mates or even people you find through an advert can be a smart way to tackle soaring rent prices and low vacancy rates. But before you start dividing up chores and discussing furniture options, it’s important to understand your legal rights and responsibilities when it comes to share house arrangements. In co-tenancies, there is a shared tenancy agreement, but all tenants...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Mar 2024
Media statement from Commerce Minister Sue Ellery Main industry participants enter into mediation over leaking pipes in WA homes The Hon John Chaney SC appointed by the parties to mediate an industry-led solution Former Supreme Court Justice and President of the State Administrative Tribunal, the Hon John Chaney SC, has been appointed to oversee the mediation between builders and the manufacturer...
Building and Energy / Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Mar 2024
In 2023, Wageline launched a series of employment explainer videos to help WA employers and employees understand their rights and obligations under state employment laws. Wageline has now expanded this series with the launch of three new videos on key long service leave topics: Taking long service leave Cashing out long service leave Long service leave record keeping obligations These videos are...
Labour Relations
Department News
06 Mar 2024
With the entertainment industry alive with activity, the spotlight is on young performers and raising awareness of child employment laws in Western Australia. In WA there are laws which restrict the types of jobs and work children can be employed to do, and the hours they can work. These laws apply to businesses in both the state and national industrial relations systems. Children are considered...
Labour Relations
Department News
05 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 6 March 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 31 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Mar 2024
A lot of us love a bit of online shopping. The convenience and fast delivery times are all part of the lure. Online stores like Temu, Amazon and Shein are great for a bargain but who do you approach to get help when delivery is delayed or even worse… it never arrives? Based on the complaints Consumer Protection receives, we know a lot of people believe they need to take delivery issues up with...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Feb 2024
A Mandurah electrical contractor has been fined $12,000 after taking six weeks to inform authorities about an apprentice’s electric shock, which must be reported immediately. At Armadale Magistrates Court on 9 February 2024, Ballantyne Commercial Property Services (EC14101) pleaded guilty to not immediately reporting an electrical accident to the network operator, as required by WA’s electrical...
Building and Energy
Media release
28 Feb 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 28 February 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 32 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Feb 2024
Private Sector Labour Relations (PSLR) industrial inspector’s new tools have resulted in four businesses receiving civil infringement notices during 2023. In June 2022, industrial inspectors received enhanced powers and new compliance tools including the introduction of a power to issue civil infringement notices. An industrial inspector may issue a civil infringement notice to a person whom they...
Labour Relations
Department News
26 Feb 2024
With Ex-TC Lincoln threatening the N-W coast, businesses in the affected area have been reminded to ensure that cyclone contingency plans have been established and are in operation. The Bureau of Meteorology expects the system to move out to sea, and there is a high chance it will re-intensify as a cyclone and track towards the west Pilbara coast this weekend. Acting WorkSafe Commissioner Sally...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Feb 2024
Deepfake videos and voice impersonations are now a chilling reality. Scammers are weaponising artificial intelligence (AI) to create convincing video and audio of well-known people, work colleagues, family members or even someone you have fallen in love with online. Consumer Protection’s ScamNet is predicting the use of AI voice and video cons to be an emerging scam feature to watch out for this...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Feb 2024
Stronger regulation of short-term rental accommodation a step closer with new Bill Short stay rental accommodation register introduced $10,000 grants creating long-term rentals for Western Australians in need of a home The Cook Government has today introduced a Bill into State Parliament that will provide stronger regulation of Short-Term Rental Accommodation (STRA) in Western Australia. The...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Feb 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 21 February 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 32 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Feb 2024
Wageline has just published information to assist state system employers and employees with public holiday arrangements for Easter 2024. 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 Visit the Easter 2024 public holiday entitlements page for details on the public holiday...
Labour Relations
Department News
19 Feb 2024
Welshpool real estate agency and director fined a total of $8,000 Over $30,000 in bonds not lodged within required timeframe Warning to agents to ensure timely bond lodgements A Welshpool real estate agency and its director have been fined and reprimanded over failing to lodge $32,380 in tenancy bonds with the Bond Administrator within the 14 day timeframe. The State Administrative Tribunal (SAT...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Feb 2024
Media statement from Commerce Minister Sue Ellery Changes to streamline and clarify rules for private swimming pool safety barriers Extensive consultation as part of a comprehensive review of pool barrier laws The Cook Government is improving the safety of private swimming pools by implementing the recommendations from a review of private pool safety barrier requirements. The review was...
Building and Energy
Media release
15 Feb 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 14 February 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 32 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Feb 2024
Sending your loved one wilted flowers on Valentine’s Day probably won’t get you the reaction you were hoping for. Before you get a bunch of dead roses thrown in your face, Consumer Protection hopes there’s time to explain you have rights under Australian Consumer Law (ACL). Consumer guarantees kick in on products purchased through Australian-based stores, including online. When a V-Day gift...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Feb 2024
WA losses to romance and dating scams surged 27 per cent to $3.7 million in 2023 Valentine’s Day warning to listen to your head when looking for love online AI deepfake images being used in video calls, advice to only meet in person New figures reveal financial losses to romance and dating scams hit a staggering $3.7 million in Western Australia in 2023, prompting a fresh warning from Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Feb 2024
An electrical line worker has been fined $10,500 for safety failures that left an apprentice unconscious and burnt from an electric shock in the Wheatbelt. At Narrogin Magistrates Court on 23 January 2024, Darren Scott Hardy pleaded guilty to breaching WA’s electricity network safety laws following prosecution by Building and Energy. The court heard Mr Hardy was employed by Western Power in...
Building and Energy
Media release
06 Feb 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 7 February 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 31 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Feb 2024
“Businesses have to accept legal tender.” It’s a comment we hear a lot at Consumer Protection, so I wanted to take the opportunity to clear this up and let you know what the law says about it. Businesses can choose which payment types they accept. It is legal for a business to specify the terms and conditions that they will supply goods and services. This includes whether they will accept cash...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Feb 2024
Look out for ticket scalpers and scammers if major boxing event sells out Multiple offenders issued $2,000 infringement notices for recent Coldplay concerts Advice to only buy tickets from authorised seller Ticketek, or its official resale platform Boxing fans who may miss out on tickets to a premium world title event in May are being reminded to avoid getting knocked out by ticket scalpers and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Feb 2024

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