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10-month-old made contact with live parts of a damaged power supply Parents urged to regularly check condition and location of electrical items RCDs do not protect against all electrical faults WA’s Director of Energy Safety is reminding parents to check the condition and location of electrical equipment at their homes after a baby was lucky to escape with only finger burns when he touched live...
Building and Energy
Media release
10 Sep 2021
Letters advising of new ticket scalping laws sent to seven online re-sellers Action to be taken against individuals and companies who breach the laws Consumers advised to buy tickets only from authorised agents Consumer Protection has put ticket re-sellers on notice as new scalping laws in WA take effect from today. Notices have been sent to seven online re-sellers advising them of the new laws...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Sep 2021
One of the most dangerous vehicles on Australian farms is about to become much safer, with the second stage of a mandatory safety standard on the cusp of kicking in. Despite being responsible for the deaths of 14 West Australians in the past decade, quad bikes had never been subject to a safety standard until October last year, when the first stage of new regulations took effect. Under these...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Sep 2021
Ticket scalping to be illegal in WA after passing of legislation in Parliament New rules for on-selling of event tickets will limit profit to 10 per cent Heavy penalties for those who break the law Legislation in place in time for WA to host the AFL Grand Final Ticket scalping will be illegal in Western Australia after legislation introduced by the McGowan Government passed State Parliament,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Sep 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 29 cents per litre (cpl) to 167.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 8 September 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: BP and Coles Express hiking by between 37-41 cpl up to 178.9 cpl; 7-Eleven up to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Sep 2021
A recent compliance matter that started with an anonymous report of wage theft has resulted in Private Sector Labour Relations industrial inspectors recovering over $17,000 in underpayments. The employer, who runs a regional accommodation business, conducted a self-audit after being contacted by an industrial inspector. The audit found that more than 30 employees, including chefs, wait and...
Labour Relations
Department News
06 Sep 2021
Just when many Western Australians may have thought it was safe to book domestic travel, a series of COVID-19 outbreaks have led to interstate lockdowns and tighter border controls. If your travel plans have been grounded by the latest round of restrictions, then hopefully a refund or credit note was sorted quickly. If not, you’re far from alone. Since COVID-19 started impacting Western Australia...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Sep 2021
Children working at the Perth Royal Show It is nearly time for the Perth Royal Show, and Wageline is giving a timely reminder to all business owners, parents and young workers about children working at the Royal Show. There are restrictions on the ages children can work in Western Australia, and these laws apply to all workplaces including retail outlets, mobile food vans, and amusement rides at...
Labour Relations
Event
01 Sep 2021
Certificates for three sites failed to show compliance with building standards Projects located in Attadale and White Gum Valley Deficient documents misled the City of Melville and City of Fremantle A Mount Lawley building surveying company and its supervisor have been fined a total of $6,000 for providing deficient certification documents that misled two local governments. The Building Services...
Building and Energy
Media release
01 Sep 2021
With the AFL Grand Final now confirmed to take place at Optus Stadium in Perth on 25 September 2021, Consumer Protection is reminding footy fans to only buy tickets from authorised sellers to avoid the disappointment of being turned away from the game.
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Aug 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 29 cents per litre (cpl) to 167.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money.
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Aug 2021
If you’ve been bombarded with suspicious, garbled text messages lately that mention a missed call or voicemail, you’re not alone. There’s a good chance that the messages riddled with typos have been generated by malware called FluBot, which tries to steal Android device users’ banking details and other personal information. We understand the scammers behind the malware are deliberately using bad...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Aug 2021
Poor oversight and defects at homes in Two Rocks and Mindarie Building Services Board finds the company breached building registration laws Petra Dwelling is no longer a registered building contractor Lack of management and supervision of construction projects in Two Rocks and Mindarie has led to a $5,000 fine for a former registered building company. The Building Services Board found that Petra...
Building and Energy
Media release
26 Aug 2021
SAT finds that Mr Martincic allowed unsupervised and non-compliant building work Building and Energy investigation finds numerous defects at 10 worksites M3’s other director and a supervisor also previously fined at the SAT A former director of M3 Building and Construction Pty Ltd (M3) has been ordered to pay $18,000 in fines and costs in the latest outcome relating to the now-defunct Perth...
Building and Energy
Media release
24 Aug 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 28 cents per litre (cpl) to 167.1 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money.
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Aug 2021
Wageline has published new WA award summaries for the two WA awards that cover employees working in local government authorities in the state industrial relations system. The WA award summaries for the Local Government Officers Award and the Municipal Employees Award are now available on the WA award summaries page.
Labour Relations
Department News
23 Aug 2021
Taking that step from renting to buying your first home is one of life’s biggest milestones, but the costs can quickly add up. As well as funding a deposit and organising a home loan, first home buyers also need to cover expenses such as settlement, lending institution fees and mortgage costs. That’s where the State Government’s Home Buyer’s Assistance Account (HBAA) scheme administered by...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Aug 2021
Wageline has a range of resources in languages other than English to help employees resolve underpayments and report wage theft. The Report Wage Theft website at www.wagetheft.wa.gov.au has information in Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Italian, Korean, Vietnamese and English that assists Western Australian workers with how to: seek help with resolving an underpayment issue or...
Labour Relations
Department News
19 Aug 2021
Entrants to Facebook competitions contacted by fake profile imitations Told they won but must provide personal and financial information to claim prize Businesses in WA’s tourism and hospitality industry targeted Entrants in Facebook competitions are being warned that they could be targeted by scammers with the devious aim of stealing personal and financial information. WA ScamNet at Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Aug 2021
The owner of a former Perth based labour hire business has been issued a significant penalty of $22,704 for underpaying an international student more than $31,000 over a two year period. Garth Douglas Smith, trading as Hi Ho Personnel, has been ordered to repay the employee, who worked as a casual storeperson, $31,396.94 in underpayments plus over $6,500 interest and a penalty of $22,704 plus...
Labour Relations
Media release
18 Aug 2021
Website listing and signboard claimed the home had reverse cycle air conditioning Home in fact had ducted evaporative air conditioning with only cooling function Fines under Australian Consumer Law for making false or misleading statements False claims about the air conditioning system of a Jindalee home for sale has resulted in an Alkimos real estate agency and its Director being ordered to pay...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Aug 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 28 cents per litre (cpl) to 167.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 18 August 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: Coles Express hiking by up to 41 cpl up to 178.9 cpl; BP up to 177.9 cpl; 7-Eleven...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Aug 2021
Agency took up to five weeks to lodge bonds with the Bond Administrator Law allows lodgement within two weeks but no longer Property managers reminded to process bonds as soon as practicable Failure to lodge three tenancy bonds on time has resulted in an East Perth real estate agency being reprimanded and fined $2,500 by the State Administrative Tribunal. Tiapan Pty Ltd , trading as L.J. Hooker...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Aug 2021
A roofing company has been fined $450,000 (and ordered to pay $3056 in costs) after a roof plumber fell through a penetration on the construction site of the new Perth Museum. Charman Australia Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court yesterday. Charman is one...
WorkSafe
Media release
13 Aug 2021
With more of us holidaying at home this year due to ongoing travel restrictions, hiring a rental vehicle can be a great way to explore our vast state. Unfortunately things don’t always go to plan, with new figures showing we received 183 complaints and 251 enquiries from consumers about the vehicle hire industry in the last two years – mostly to do with disputes over refunds and payment. Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Aug 2021

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