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Do you employ someone to provide domestic services in a private home? From today, 20 June 2022, employment obligations for household employers are changing. Domestic services include caring for a child, a person with a disability or an elderly person, as well as cleaning and help with other household tasks. People who self-manage NDIS funding and directly employ their own support staff are likely...
Labour Relations
Department News
20 Jun 2022
Today, 20 June 2022, the changes to state employment laws introduced by the Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Act 2021 have commenced. Visit the Changes to state employment laws page for information on the changes, including fact sheets on key topics. The content of the Wageline website, including the WA award summaries, has been updated to incorporate the changes to state employment law...
Labour Relations
Department News
20 Jun 2022
A transport service company has been fined a total of $89,000 (and ordered to pay $6807 in costs) after being convicted on 24 charges under the State’s workplace fatigue management laws. JSS Logistics Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to breaching fatigue management regulations, and was fined in the Midland Magistrates Court yesterday. A total of 21 charges related to breaches of hours of work fatigue...
WorkSafe
Media release
17 Jun 2022
The changes to state employment laws introduced by the Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Act 2021 will commence on Monday 20 June 2022. Visit the Changes to state employment laws page for information on the changes, including fact sheets on key topics. The content of the Wageline website, including the WA award summaries, will shortly be updated to incorporate the changes to state...
Labour Relations
Department News
17 Jun 2022
There’s a lot to weigh-up when buying a car, such as the make/model and how much you want to spend, but one important thing to investigate is who you’re actually doing business with. We’re warning consumers to be wary of backyard operators who buy and sell multiple vehicles as a profit-making business, as they may rob unsuspecting consumers of their rights to a warranty and other remedies should...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Jun 2022
Directors admit to sourcing and providing fake insurance certificates, falsely representing a project value and failing to ensure oversight of building services State Administrative Tribunal orders global fines of $35,000 each Western Australian Construction Pty Ltd entered administration in 2020 Two former building company directors have been fined a total of $70,000 after admitting to forging...
Building and Energy
Media release
16 Jun 2022
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death this morning of a worker at a North Coogee salt refinery. He was reported to have been working with a conveyor belt when he was caught in the belt. WorkSafe investigators examine the circumstances of incidents with a view to ensuring compliance and preventing future incidents of a similar nature. WorkSafe Commissioner Darren Kavanagh said any work-...
WorkSafe
Media release
16 Jun 2022
The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 and accompanying regulations (WHS laws) commenced on 31 March 2022. The Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 (WHS General Regulations) impose a new requirement for the operators of earthmoving machinery to hold a high risk work licence (HRWL) for crane operation if the equipment is used as a crane. The Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations...
WorkSafe
Alert
14 Jun 2022
As we enter the winter months, with cold and stormy weather on our doorstep, it’s important to keep yourself and your family not only warm but safe by considering Building and Energy’s top safety tips. “The new season acts as reminder to check your electrical and gas appliances before using them, be conscious of extra mould growth, and ensure your property is rain, hail and wind prepared,”...
Building and Energy
Media release
14 Jun 2022
14 June 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 15 June 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Jun 2022
Friday, 10 June 2022 Commercial tenancy laws covering retail shops now under review Various emerging issues to be canvassed during consultation phase Lease rights regarding rents, operating costs and duration of tenancy explored The laws which govern commercial tenancy agreements between small retailers and landlords, including shopping centre owners, are being reviewed by the McGowan Government...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Jun 2022
This year’s State Wage Case, in which the WA Industrial Relations Commission considers increases to the state minimum wage and WA award pay rates, is currently in progress. You can subscribe to Wageline News or follow Wageline on social media and we will let you know when the State Wage Case decision is issued by the WA Industrial Relations Commission later in June.
Labour Relations
Department News
10 Jun 2022
Consumer Protection and WA Police are raising the alarm after an increase in reports of teenagers and young adults being targeted in ‘sextortion’ scams.
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Jun 2022
Solar energy storage systems can be an attractive option for households looking to capture and store their own renewable energy. However, around 450 WA home-owners that have installed several models of LG-branded home energy storage batteries are being urged to check if their device is on a national recall list due to fears they may overheat and ignite. Due to the stored energy, battery fires can...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Jun 2022
WorkSafe has commenced prosecution action against a Bassendean engineering company over the death of a worker who was crushed by machinery in May 2019. Hofmann Engineering Pty Ltd has been charged with failing to provide a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing the death of an employee. On May 9, 2019, a welder employed by Hofmann Engineering was in the fabrication workshop welding...
WorkSafe
Media release
07 Jun 2022
Tuesday, 7 June 2022 ServiceWA app upgrades will ensure users have easy access to FuelWatch Interactive functionality and map will show fuel prices available near users Next addition to ServiceWA app continues journey in redefining the way Western Australians interact with government services The McGowan Government has updated its ServiceWA app to include FuelWatch, providing an easy to navigate...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Jun 2022
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has successfully released two of its primary products as described under “Better Services” in the Western Australian Digital Strategy Roadmap 2022 . Under the State Government Digital Strategy, DMIRS was allocated $3.6million to improve public access to its services with: a single sign-on solution; and a whole-of-state government...
Corporate
Department News
03 Jun 2022
The June edition of the Wageline News has just been published. Read this latest edition on the Wageline News page.
Labour Relations
Department News
03 Jun 2022
Being contacted out of the blue by a business wanting to sell you something is a scenario many consumers will be familiar with. Whether it’s a knock at the front door from a salesperson, or unsolicited text messages, phone calls and emails, it may help to know there are strict rules surrounding how businesses are allowed to contact you. When it comes to door-to-door salespeople, there are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Jun 2022
Unlicensed dealer ordered to pay more than $9,000 in fines and costs 13 vehicles sold illegally over a 16 month period Public plea for community to help stop backyard vehicle trading A man who bought and sold vehicles from his Marangaroo home without a licence has been ordered to pay a total of $9,262.50 in fines and costs by the Joondalup Magistrate Court. Hussain Al Hussein was fined $3,800 and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Jun 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 1 June 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 23 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 May 2022
Hydrogen is an odourless, tasteless, colourless, non-toxic, and flammable gas. It reacts readily with oxygen, releasing a considerable amount of energy as heat and producing only water as a by-product. It is also used in fuel cells to produce electricity. The difference between a fuel cell and a battery Both fuel cells and batteries supply electricity. However, there are important differences in...
Building and Energy
Department News
31 May 2022
A recent gas incident has highlighted the need for gas fitters to be aware of the potential for over pressurization of a gas installation due to the failure of an older style single stage LP Gas installation regulator. Failure of single stage LP Gas regulators can lead to downstream piping, apparatus and appliances being exposed to dangerously high pressures. Prior to 1999, most domestic and some...
Building and Energy
Department News
31 May 2022
ATCO has presented Building and Energy with statistics which describe the most common defects it encounters whilst inspecting gas installation work. Failing to follow the manufacturer’s instructions makes up 14 per cent of ATCO’s total defects. These defects can be avoided if proper care is taken to ensure that the manufacturer’s installation instructions are understood and followed. In...
Building and Energy
Department News
31 May 2022
Wageline has recently published information for state system employers and employees on employment arrangements for the Western Australia Day public holiday on Monday 6 June 2022. The Western Australia Day 2022 public holiday page contains information on employment entitlements for: Award free employers and employees, Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments) Award, Restaurant,...
Labour Relations
Department News
30 May 2022

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