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Strong community support for reforming the tow truck industry to protect vulnerable traffic accident victims Reforms include licensing of tow truck operators and criminal checks Regulatory strategy to be developed to ensure a fair and safe towing industry in WA Reform options to be presented to State Government for consideration by mid-2022 The McGowan Government is reforming the tow truck...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Mar 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 23 March 2022), the average Perth price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 21...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Mar 2022
Wageline has recently published information for state system employers and employees on employment arrangements for the Anzac Day public holiday on Monday, 25 April 2022. The Anzac 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, Tearoom and Catering...
Labour Relations
Department News
21 Mar 2022
New powers to enforce WA’s anti-ticket scalping laws Consumer Protection can now issue infringement notices to offenders Higher penalties apply if law breakers prosecuted through the courts New regulations under WA’s ticket scalping laws will give Consumer Protection the power to issue infringement notices to people identified as re-selling concert and event tickets at a mark-up that is greater...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Mar 2022
With discussion in the community about possible inflation and interest rate rises, many people will be looking at ways to save money to balance the family budget. One way to save money while grocery shopping is using unit pricing, which shows consumers not just the cost of a product, but what the value of that product is as a cost per standard unit of measurement. Large grocery stores and some...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Mar 2022
Seeking feedback on proposed funeral pricing rules for WA Price to be displayed upfront, clearer and more transparent for funeral organisers Aim is to stamp out misleading practices at a distressing time for those who have lost a loved one Confusion over the true cost of funerals will be targeted by proposed regulations being put forward by the McGowan Government as part of the current reform of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Mar 2022
The March edition of the Wageline News has just been published. Read this latest edition on the Wageline News page.
Labour Relations
Department News
17 Mar 2022
The latest issue of Building and Energy's Electrical Focus is now available online .
Building and Energy
Department News
15 Mar 2022
Terms of short-term stay contracts ruled unfair as they strongly favoured the landlord Renters faced heavy financial penalties for minor breaches of the unfair terms Holiday and short-stay accommodation providers urged to review their contracts The Supreme Court has ordered a Perth landlord to stop using short-stay accommodation contracts which contain terms declared to be unfair under the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Mar 2022
Vehicle sold after odometer reduced by more than 150,000 kilometres Profit on sale doubled due to fake odometer reading Odometer wind backs ‘the ultimate deception’ of vehicle buyers A dramatic reduction of a vehicle’s odometer reading prior to sale has been described by a Perth magistrate as ‘brazen and egregious’ with the seller being fined $2,000 for deception. Vishvender Tejpal Singh of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Mar 2022
If you’ve ever left a shop wondering whether you have been charged the right amount, then it’s worth knowing that price scanning is an area monitored by Consumer Protection. Each week our team of compliance officers visit shops across the Perth metropolitan area to investigate whether prices advertised on store shelves match the amounts customers are charged when the goods are scanned at the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Mar 2022
Almost 50 complaints received about Perth concrete company Joint warning from Building and Energy and Consumer Protection Consumers are urged not to do business with Perth-based concreting company Antique Asset Pty Ltd , which trades as Antique Asset Concrete ( AAC ) with Sergio Demali as the sole director and company secretary. The warning from WA’s building industry regulator, Building and...
Building and Energy / Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Mar 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 9 March 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 29 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Mar 2022
Detailed eligibility criteria updated for Level 1 and 2 small business grant programs Periods of reduced turnover shortened to deliver assistance sooner for Level 1 and Level 2 COVID-19 Business Assistance Packages Applications to open March 10 for the Small Business Rental Relief Package and March 17 for the Small Business Hardship Fund The McGowan Government has worked with industry to bring...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Mar 2022
Important travel advice for consumers with WA’s border re-opening Check terms and conditions such as cancellation policies before booking Flexible arrangements recommended even if it means paying more With Western Australia’s border re-opening, Consumer Protection is advising holidaymakers to ‘Unpack the T&Cs’ before they make travel bookings for long-awaited trips or family reunions...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Mar 2022
Nominated supervisors must provide proper management and supervision Western Australian Construction Pty Ltd (WAC) is now in administration Another WAC nominated supervisor, Salah M.A. Qarout, was cautioned last year A building company supervisor who failed to adequately oversee projects for several months has been penalised $10,000 at the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) following...
Building and Energy
Media release
03 Mar 2022
Many people have heard of the ‘yellow sticker’ defect notices used to take unroadworthy cars off our streets, but less well known are the ‘green stickers’ used by Consumer Protection to stop dodgy vehicles being sold at car-yards. Automotive officers from Consumer Protection regularly carry out random inspections at dealerships and place green “Unfit for Sale” stickers on vehicles that have...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Mar 2022
Eco Sheds and Homes customers paid $382,000 but most received nothing Two concrete pads the only work carried out and one shed partially supplied Concrete sub-contractor claims to be owed $35,000 Consumer Protection has raised the alarm over a business that supplies and installs sheds and patios after WA consumers claim $347,000 worth of goods and services were not supplied, or work not carried...
Building and Energy / Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Mar 2022
Important Some detail in this media release may not be current. Please visit the Small Business Development Corporation website for the latest information and grant criteria. $72 million package for businesses most impacted by Level 2 public health measures Tiered grants for small and medium businesses, with a 50 per cent reduction in turnover over four weeks In addition to $67 million Level 1...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Mar 2022
The State Government has approved four extra hours of trading for general retail shops in the Perth metropolitan area on each of the upcoming public holidays, Labour Day and Easter Monday. The extension to permitted opening times means general retail shops will be able to trade any time between 8am and 6pm on Monday, 7 March 2022 (Labour Day) and Monday, 18 April 2022 (Easter Monday). The normal...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Mar 2022
The public holiday for Labour Day in 2022 is Monday 7 March. Under the Public and Bank Holidays Act 1972 , in Western Australia the Labour Day public holiday is the first Monday in March. The Labour Day public holiday entitlements for 2022 page provides information on entitlements for: state system award free employees Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments) Award Restaurant,...
Labour Relations
Department News
01 Mar 2022
Building work commenced without a building permit in place Failed to meet deadlines even after an extension was granted Mr Honeybone is no longer a registered building practitioner or contractor A former builder has been fined $4,000 for starting work without a building permit and missing contractual deadlines at a Bouvard property. The Building Services Board found that Darrell John Honeybone (...
Building and Energy
Media release
28 Feb 2022
Wageline has recently published information to assist state system employers and employees with public holiday arrangements for Easter 2022. Easter Sunday is now a public holiday in Western Australia, and Wageline’s 2022 Easter information includes arrangements for this new public holiday. The Western Australian public holidays for the 2022 Easter period are: Good Friday – Friday 15 April Easter...
Labour Relations
Department News
25 Feb 2022
Home indemnity insurance is compulsory for home building work valued at $20,000 or more Confirm the builder has an HII policy for your project before paying deposits HII offers financial protection for incomplete or defective work in certain situations WA’s building regulator is urging home building clients not pay deposits without seeing evidence that the builder has a home indemnity insurance (...
Building and Energy
Media release
24 Feb 2022
Important Some detail in this media release may not be current. Please visit the Small Business Development Corporation website for the latest information and grant criteria. Additional $67 million in business support for those affected by COVID-19 Eight programs to support businesses subject to public health and social measures New programs in addition to the $77 million Safe Transition Industry...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Feb 2022

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