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Western Australia’s residential property market is booming right now, so house-hunters may be feeling some pressure to buy now to avoid missing out in future. While it might be a seller’s market, we would urge buyers to avoid making hasty decisions they might later regret by doing their own research, asking lots of questions and seeking professional advice. There is no mandatory cooling-off...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Jul 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 27 cents per litre (cpl) to 166.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 21 July 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: BP hiking by up to 42 cpl up to 179.9 cpl; Coles Express up to 177.9 cpl; Caltex...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Jul 2021
Wageline has just launched a publication to help small business owners who are new to employing staff. Understanding employment obligations - a guide for new employers in the state industrial relations system answers many of the questions commonly asked by new employers in the state industrial relations system. The guide is also very relevant for any small business owners who want to ensure they...
Labour Relations
Department News
19 Jul 2021
Retirement villages are an important part of available housing options as we get older and Consumer Protection is keen to get your feedback about proposed reforms to legislation. We recently released the final consultation paper in Stage Two of the retirement villages’ legislation reform process in Western Australia, and all interested parties are encouraged to make a submission. You can provide...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Jul 2021
Consumer Protection has issued advice for customers of SFG Relocations Pty Ltd , formerly trading as Wridgways Australia Pty Ltd , who are affected by the liquidation of the company. The company was part of a group that provided logistics, removal and warehousing services to customers within Australia and overseas. Blair Pleash of Hall Chadwick Chartered Accountants was appointed Court Liquidator...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Jul 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 28 cents per litre (cpl) to 167.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 14 July 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: BP hiking by up to 42 cpl up to 178.9 cpl; Caltex Woolworths and Caltex/Ampol up to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Jul 2021
Business operator takes consumer payments but fails to complete or deliver Aircon and trailer businesses promoted on Facebook Mr Feisst refuses to cooperate to resolve a large number of complaints A Perth man who offers air conditioning installations and repairs as well as custom-built vehicle trailers has been taking consumers’ money but fails to complete the work or supply any goods or services...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Jul 2021
Business owners and their accountants need to be aware that when someone purchases a business or part of a business in Western Australia, if there has been a transmission of business, the new owner will take on the long service leave obligations for existing employees, and this is regardless of anything written in a sale of business contract. In order to be entitled to long service leave under...
Labour Relations
Department News
12 Jul 2021
As the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to cast a shadow over our lives, there may be some Western Australians who are still struggling to stay afloat financially due to job losses or having their work hours reduced. Renters who are unemployed, or who have lost more than half their income, should know that the State Government’s Residential Rent Relief Grant scheme will now remain open...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Jul 2021
Roll-out of LCC27 valves and appliance connections for small LPG cylinders Safety features protect against gas leaks and fires Existing appliance connections are compatible and can still be used Users of barbecues and other LPG appliances can expect to see a new type of cylinder valve and appliance connection available as a safer design is phased in over coming months. Cylinders with the current...
Building and Energy
Media release
07 Jul 2021
In the 2020/21 financial year, Private Sector Labour Relations industrial inspectors recovered $1,240,151 in unpaid wages and leave entitlements for employees covered by state employment laws. A total of 199 complaints lodged with Private Sector Labour Relations resulted in $566,678 being recovered for employees, with a further $518,348 recovered through an ongoing proactive compliance campaign...
Labour Relations
Media release
06 Jul 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 29 cents per litre (cpl) to 165.7 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 7 July 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: BP hiking by up to 44 cpl up to 178.9 cpl; 7-Eleven and Caltex Woolworths up to 177.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Jul 2021
The school holidays are just starting and many young workers will be keen to earn some extra money by working over the break, but in Western Australia there are restrictions on where and when children under 15 can work. Employers, parents and young workers need to know that children who are 13 or 14 can only work in a shop, fast food outlet, cafe, restaurant or deliver newspapers or other...
Labour Relations
Department News
05 Jul 2021
On 24 June 2021, the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission increased the state minimum wage and all pay rates in WA awards effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2021. The state minimum wage for adult employees (21 and over) has increased by 2.5% or $19 per week to $779.00 per week. WA award rates of pay have increased by 2.5%. Junior rates and rates for apprentices...
Labour Relations
Department News
01 Jul 2021
Cooling off period for fitness industry contracts now seven days Terms and conditions of contracts and pricing made clearer New mandatory Code of Conduct to prevent high pressure sales tactics New rules that cover an expanded fitness industry in WA are now in effect, giving consumers a longer cooling off period, clearer contracts and notice prior to automatic renewals. The updated mandatory Code...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Jul 2021
There’s no place like home, so when unexpected damage occurs to a rental property it’s important for tenants to be across their rights and know that they can come to us when issues aren’t fixed in a reasonable time. Regardless of whether damage to a rental property occurs due to wild weather or a structural issue, the landlord is legally responsible for necessary repairs and maintenance to bring...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Jul 2021
The state minimum wage and all WA award rates of pay are increasing by 2.5% from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2021. The Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission issued the 2021 State Wage Case decision on 24 June 2021. Wageline now has available the July 2021 versions of its WA award summaries which include the new rates of pay that will apply from 1 July 2021, and has...
Labour Relations
Department News
30 Jun 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 31 cents per litre (cpl) to 164.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 30 June 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and BP hiking by between 42-44 cpl up to 175.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Jun 2021
Rent support or rent arrears grants on offer Scheme which has already supported thousands of tenants extended until December 31, 2021 Previous applicants can apply again The McGowan Government has extended the Residential Rent Relief Grant Scheme (RRRGS) to continue to assist tenants facing financial hardship due to COVID-19 to pay their rent. Applications for the existing scheme, which has so...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Jun 2021
A high number of unresolved consumer complaints prompts a public warning Business fails to collect skip bins within the agreed time of up to a week Some angry customers have been waiting for many months for pick-ups A warning from Consumer Protection has been issued about a Perth skip bin supplier that fails to pick up the bins within the promised timeframe and, in one case, has failed to deliver...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Jun 2021
WorkSafe has commenced prosecution action against a subcontractor over serious injuries suffered by a worker on the Forrestfield Airport Link Project in July 2018. Salini Australia Pty Ltd has been charged with failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee. On the afternoon of July 7, 2018, three Salini employees were engaged...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 Jun 2021
It may be harder for used-car buyers to find a bargain these days, with prices on the rise as a result of a shortage of new vehicles driven by a range of factors. Many of these factors are associated with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, including interruptions to supply chains and a world-wide shortage of micro-chips. This means it’s a particularly important time for those on the hunt for a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Jun 2021
The Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission has today increased the state minimum wage and all pay rates in WA awards effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2021. The state minimum wage for adult employees (21 and over) will increase by 2.5% ($19 per week) to $779.00 per week. WA award rates of pay will also increase by 2.5%. Junior rates and rates for apprentices and...
Labour Relations
Department News
24 Jun 2021
Two separate incidents in WA resulted in serious leg burns Loose lithium-ion batteries can ignite if they touch coins or keys Safety warning for users of vapes and other portable devices WARNING: Images of burn injuries below. A Perth man has described the horrifying moment that a lithium-ion battery caught fire in his pocket with an “intense white light and heat”, causing agonising burns that...
Building and Energy
Media release
23 Jun 2021
Building Services Board’s $3,000 fine follows a SAT order to pay $20,000 Patio and alfresco project had 11 areas of defective work Value of work understated by almost $20,000 in building permit application The Building Services Board has fined a Duncraig building practitioner $3,000 after he carried out faulty patio work and provided incorrect details on a permit application. At its June meeting...
Building and Energy
Media release
22 Jun 2021

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