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Businesses in regional areas of WA have been invited to nominate for the prestigious Work Safety Awards Western Australia 2016. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the Awards aimed to publicly acknowledge the excellent workplace innovations and occupational safety and health systems being developed in WA. “The Work Safety Awards Western Australia recognise outstanding occupational...
WorkSafe
Media release
17 Jun 2016
Piara Waters builder Param Jeet Singh Karnail Singh (BP14537) has been fined $5,000 by the Building Services Board for negligent conduct relating to building work he carried out at properties in Willetton and Mirrabooka in 2015.
Building and Energy
Media release
15 Jun 2016
Building company Ribshire Pty Ltd (BC14107), trading as Goodline , and its director John Michael Kennedy (BP14106) have been ordered to pay fines totalling $10,000 for negligent conduct as a result of disciplinary action by the Building Services Board.
Building and Energy
Media release
15 Jun 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol increased by around 11 cents per litre (cpl) to 129.4 cpl on Tuesday 14 June 2016. FuelWatch encourages Perth drivers to fill up on Mondays to save money and avoid the weekly price increase. On Tuesday 14 June 2016, most Coles Express sites increased their ULP price to 133.9 cpl (an increase of 16 cpl). Most Caltex sites increased their ULP price to 132.9 cpl,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Jun 2016
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard With the end of the financial year fast approaching many car dealers may use the month of June to offer deals to potential buyers to increase their sales volumes for the year. Car-buyers need to be mindful of the warranties that apply to vehicles purchased during this time. Demonstration models are often an attractive alternative for...
Consumer Protection
Department News
14 Jun 2016
Rockingham builder Gary Alan Cramphorn (reg. BC10775 & BP10775), trading as Xtra Construction, has been ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to pay a fine of $20,000 and costs of $3,200 as a result of disciplinary action by the Building Services Board.
Building and Energy
Media release
13 Jun 2016
Dianella unregistered builder Silvano Rossi, trading as Deluxe Bathrooms, has been prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration and contractual offences he committed in contracting for and carrying out home building work at a Cottesloe property between March and September 2013.
Building and Energy
Media release
13 Jun 2016
The WA Industrial Relations Commission today increased the state minimum wage and award wages by $13 per week, effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2016. The state minimum wage for adult award-free employees will increase by $13 to $692.90 per week. Adult pay rates under state awards will also increase by $13. Junior rates will increase proportionately. Wageline will update the...
Labour Relations
Alert
10 Jun 2016
Consumer Protection is warning newlyweds and other people organising special events to avoid using a Perth photographer and videographer due to issues of non-delivery. Fifteen customers of Amir Mohammad, trading as Enchanted Films, have lodged complaints against the photographer/videographer who has failed to deliver images within a reasonable time, or timeframe specified, as required by the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Jun 2016
An infrastructure company has been fined $50,000 over an incident in 2011 that resulted in a worker having both legs amputated below the knee. The Pilbara Infrastructure - a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd - pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment for a person who was not an employee, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court today. The...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Jun 2016
WorkSafe has issued a further warning to carefully check High Risk Work Licences after discovering another falsified licence. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today WorkSafe had recently been alerted to a licence that had been altered to include classes of high risk work for which the owner had not been trained. “In this latest instance, a licence was presented to a Canning Vale...
WorkSafe
Media release
07 Jun 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 13 cents per litre ( cpl ) to 129.1 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 7 June 2016, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 133.9 cpl (an increase of 18 cpl ). Most Caltex and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 132.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Jun 2016
It has been more than five years since the Australian Consumer Law commenced (1 January 2011) but our interaction with the WA community frequently highlights that some people are not aware of the automatic legal rights consumers have when buying goods and services. When you buy a product or service from a business you are entitled to ‘ consumer guarantees’ that your purchase is: of acceptable...
Consumer Protection
Department News
03 Jun 2016
An offer to buy new and used items, advertised in several WA newspapers, has been identified as a scam after being reported to Consumer Protection. The large colourful advert offered readers of papers such as the Bunbury Herald, South West Times and Busselton & Dunsborough Times the chance to sell ‘merchandise or product’ and listed a huge variety of items that would be accepted; from pets...
Consumer Protection
Alert
03 Jun 2016
Wageline is currently developing a new look and format for its WA Award Summaries. Wageline’s WA Award Summaries provide employers and employees with a snapshot of pay rates and key employment conditions in the relevant state award, as well as critical information for employers on obligations on other state employment laws such as long service leave and employment of children. From 1 July...
Labour Relations
Department News
02 Jun 2016
This information is no longer current and is available on the website for historical purposes only. Western Australians are being given the opportunity to contribute to the State’s future workplace safety and health system by submitting comment on the model Work Health and Safety Regulations. In December 2015, the WorkSafe WA Commissioner provided information on the status of the consultation...
WorkSafe
Media release
01 Jun 2016
The licence of a Subiaco real estate agent has been suspended for nine months by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) after funds from the agency’s trust account were indirectly used to pay a tax debt. Zinzan (WA) Pty Ltd, trading as WA Prestige Properties, and sole Director and licensee Ian Hugh Sargent were reprimanded by the SAT, with the nine month suspension beginning today (1 June 2016...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Jun 2016
Consumer fraud prevention, product safety inspections and price checks are some of things that will be happening when Consumer Protection visits Norseman and Esperance from tomorrow. Senior Regional Officer for the Goldfields Ivo da Silva will be heading from his usual base in Kalgoorlie to Norseman and Esperance 1-3 June 2016. “I’ll be going door to door but unlike a salesperson I’ll be offering...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 May 2016
Hammond Park licensed plumbing contractor Nicholas Bradley Mason (PL7879) has been fined by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) and ordered to undertake retraining for failing to meet his notification obligations for plumbing work and installing uncertified plumbing products. In disciplinary proceedings initiated by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB) and settled on 10 May 2016, Mr Mason...
Building and Energy
Media release
31 May 2016
WorkSafe has issued a reminder to anyone involved in the transportation and delivery of precast concrete wall panels to ensure that strict safe work procedures are in place. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today employers should ensure they operate in accordance with the relevant Australian Standard and national Code of Practice. “There are laws covering the entire process of...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 May 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 17 cents per litre (cpl) to 129.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 31 May 2016, most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 133.9 cpl (an increase of 22 cpl). Most Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 132.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 May 2016
A supervisor has been appointed to take over the financial operation of a real estate agency in East Victoria Park. The State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) has granted a supervision order in relation to Macro Realty Pty Ltd following an application by Consumer Protection. Macro Realty is suspended from carrying on its business and controlling the agency’s bank accounts. The supervisor Alan Ferris...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 May 2016
Consumer Protection WA’s Senior Regional Officer (SRO) for the North West will be heading to Port Hedland on 30 May 2016. Karratha-based SRO Gwynneth Haywood is hitting the road to raise awareness of consumer laws with community groups and ensure businesses are aware of their obligations. “It is important to visit remote or regional communities to find out what things are affecting consumers...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 May 2016
A national campaign has been launched by consumer regulators around Australia to warn potential property investors about property spruikers who claim to be ‘wealth creators’ but are really just in it for themselves. In WA, Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard is advising consumers attending these seminars to be wary of any deals promising big returns with low risk and to get...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 May 2016
Monday 6 June 2016 is the Western Australia day public holiday. Employers in the state industrial relations system can check their public holiday obligations on the Pay rates for public holidays page or contact Wageline for more information.
Labour Relations
Department News
23 May 2016

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