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Two Perth companies and three individuals have been fined almost $40,000 for an electrical licence-sharing arrangement involving solar installations at 25 properties. At Perth Magistrates Court on 11 June 2024, Jafal Brothers Pty Ltd and its director Rohit Kumar Jafal and Tanway Engineering Pty Ltd and its director Sukujohn Tharakan pleaded guilty to offences under WA’s electricity licensing...
Building and Energy
Media release
21 Jun 2024
A former building supervisor has been fined $40,000 and stripped of his building practitioner registration after admitting to multiple disciplinary matters affecting the construction of two Perth homes. Muhammad Salman (BP103029, cancelled) is the former nominated supervisor of Kewdale-based Kulowall Construction Pty Ltd trading as Opus Homes , which entered liquidation in February 2024. A...
Building and Energy
Media release
21 Jun 2024
On average, more than 30 Australians die each year, and over 6,000 are hospitalised with injuries, from ladder falls. The injuries can be serious and life altering with people suffering fractured limbs, spinal cord damage and severe brain injuries. Sadly, the majority of people killed or injured were men aged over 45 years. Consumer Protection’s Product Safety team are urging people to make...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Jun 2024
A campaign is providing a stark reminder of the potentially lethal dangers of DIY electrical or gas fitting work, which must always be carried out by a licensed professional. Radio, social media and video messages from Building and Energy highlight the similarity between DIY and DIE to discourage unlicensed people from attempting this work, which has led to several deaths and near-misses in WA. “...
Building and Energy
Media release
19 Jun 2024
As gas appliances emerge for use in the cooler weather, WA’s energy safety regulator is sharing important advice about staying safe and warm this winter. According to Building and Energy, gas appliances should be serviced by a licensed gas fitter at least every two years, or annually if the equipment is more than 10 years old. “If a gas appliance is faulty or used in an area without enough...
Building and Energy
Media release
18 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 19 June 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 35 cents per litre...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Jun 2024
In September a new entitlement to 10 days’ paid family and domestic violence leave (FDV leave) will commence for all employees in the state industrial relations system This entitlement to paid FDV leave comes from the National Employment Standards in the federal Fair Work Act 2009 , and will commence for state system employees on 9 September 2024. Under the national provisions, a full time, part...
Labour Relations
Department News
17 Jun 2024
A Perth electrician has been fined $15,000 after switchboard components at a Mt Lawley home were left unprotected, putting users at risk of serious injury or electrocution. Gregory Craig Jason Briffa (EW125610) of partnership Gregory and Claire Briffa (EC5777), trading as BMI Technologies , pleaded guilty at Perth Magistrates Court to two offences under WA’s electricity licensing regulations...
Building and Energy
Media release
14 Jun 2024
Used car buyers now have more confidence that the vehicles for sale from dealers are safe and reliable, with new regulations taking effect that help protect consumers from making a purchase they may later regret. As of 7 June, motor vehicle dealers in Western Australia must disclose to prospective buyers whether a vehicle under 15 years old is a repairable write-off.
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Jun 2024
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 $918.60 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

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