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As gas appliances emerge for use in the cooler weather, WA’s energy safety regulator is sharing important advice about staying safe and warm this winter. According to Building and Energy, gas appliances should be serviced by a licensed gas fitter at least every two years, or annually if the equipment is more than 10 years old. “If a gas appliance is faulty or used in an area without enough...
Building and Energy
Media release
18 Jun 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 19 June 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 35 cents per litre...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Jun 2024
In September a new entitlement to 10 days’ paid family and domestic violence leave (FDV leave) will commence for all employees in the state industrial relations system This entitlement to paid FDV leave comes from the National Employment Standards in the federal Fair Work Act 2009 , and will commence for state system employees on 9 September 2024. Under the national provisions, a full time, part...
Labour Relations
Department News
17 Jun 2024
A Perth electrician has been fined $15,000 after switchboard components at a Mt Lawley home were left unprotected, putting users at risk of serious injury or electrocution. Gregory Craig Jason Briffa (EW125610) of partnership Gregory and Claire Briffa (EC5777), trading as BMI Technologies , pleaded guilty at Perth Magistrates Court to two offences under WA’s electricity licensing regulations...
Building and Energy
Media release
14 Jun 2024
Used car buyers now have more confidence that the vehicles for sale from dealers are safe and reliable, with new regulations taking effect that help protect consumers from making a purchase they may later regret. As of 7 June, motor vehicle dealers in Western Australia must disclose to prospective buyers whether a vehicle under 15 years old is a repairable write-off.
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Jun 2024
West Leederville settlement agent struck off for unauthorised withdrawals Illegally transferred over $29,000 into own bank accounts, a credit card account SAT orders follow extensive Consumer Protection investigation A West Leederville settlement agent who illegally transferred $29,030 from a trust account into her personal bank accounts and a work credit card has been permanently banned from...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Jun 2024
Many WA awards require employees to be paid a location allowance when employed in certain regional towns. Location allowances have just been increased by the 2024 Location Allowance General Order, and new rates take effect from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2024. The new rates for each town and a list of the relevant WA awards are available on the Location allowance for employees in...
Labour Relations
Department News
13 Jun 2024
The Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission has today increased the state minimum wage and pay rates in all WA awards effective from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2024. The state minimum wage for employees 21 and over will increase to $918.60 per week. Minimum rates for younger workers and award free trainees and apprentices will also increase. Rates of pay in WA awards...
Labour Relations
Department News
12 Jun 2024
The number of consumer complaints relating to studio photography businesses has risen sharply in 2024, prompting Consumer Protection to issue a warning.
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jun 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 12 June 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 35 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jun 2024
If you’ve been waiting for a reason to rent out your empty property, this is it. The State Government will pay you $5,000 to bring your vacant house, apartment, villa or unit to the long-term rental market for West Aussies to lease.
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Jun 2024
Used car buyers now have more confidence that the vehicles they purchase from dealers are safe and reliable, with new regulations taking effect that tighten-up sales of written-off vehicles.
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Jun 2024
Significant updates to the provisions of the Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments) Award have now come into effect. These changes commenced on the first full pay period on or after 5 June 2024. The updated Shop and Warehouse Award now better reflects contemporary retail trading arrangements and removes a number of outdated and obsolete provisions to improve clarity and make it...
Labour Relations
Department News
05 Jun 2024
A Perth CBD real estate agency has been fined and reprimanded by the State Administrative Tribunal for failing to lodge nine security bonds worth $14,200 within the required timeframe, following action by Consumer Protection.
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Jun 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 5 June 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 34 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Jun 2024
Consumer Protection is urging Western Australian families to avoid doing business with an au pair placement provider that has allegedly taken $37,219 from unhappy customers.
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 May 2024
Rent bidding is now banned, tenants have stronger rights to fight back against retaliatory action by landlords and undercover officers from Consumer Protection will be checking to make sure landlords and agents are doing the right thing.
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 May 2024
Building and Energy is examining regulation of fire systems installation work in WA as part of the State Government’s response to recommended building reforms. The review will focus on regulation of this work in apartment, commercial and industrial buildings. It will consider installation and testing of hose reels, hydrants, sprinkler systems, smoke detectors, alarms, exit lighting and passive...
Building and Energy
Media release
29 May 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 29 May 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 32 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 May 2024
Behind the spotlight of gorgeous glamour shots, tender newborn photos and loving family portraits can be a dark reality. Unfortunately, some studio photography businesses behave like predators waiting to lure customers in with fake prizes, false promotions or “heavily discounted packages” that end up costing thousands. Last year, Consumer Protection received eight complaints about studio...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 May 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 22 May 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 33 cents per litre (...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 May 2024
The Cook Government has delivered on the first stage of its commitment to modernise Western Australia's tenancy laws, with landlords now prohibited from soliciting rent bidding and tenants empowered to challenge retaliatory action by landlords.
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 May 2024
Our lives are filled with devices powered by lithium-ion batteries – e-rideables, power tools, laptops, toys, smartphones, electric vehicles and even electric toothbrushes. Unfortunately, they also harbour a hidden danger. Lithium-ion batteries, no matter how small, are susceptible to fiery failures that can escalate quickly and pose a serious threat to our safety. These fires can be very...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 May 2024
New statistics have shown Western Australian workers have a much lower chance of being fatally injured at work in 2024 than they did 34 years ago. When the increase in WA workforce numbers is taken into account, a worker’s risk of being fatally injured fell by 83 percent between 1988/89 and 2022/23. In 1988/89, WA recorded 49.5 fatalities per million workers. By 2022/23, this number had reduced...
WorkSafe
Media release
15 May 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 15 May 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 32 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 May 2024

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