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WorkSafe has initiated the first four prosecutions under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 , which came into effect in March 2022. Wesbeam Pty Ltd, a manufacturer of engineered wood product, has been charged with failing in its duty while in control of plant and consequently causing serious harm to an individual. WorkSafe will allege that in April 2022, an operator at Wesbeam’s Neerabup factory...
WorkSafe
Media release
13 May 2024
The public holiday for Western Australia Day in 2024 is Monday 3 June. Employment entitlements for public holidays will vary based on an employee's award coverage and employment arrangements. Visit the Western Australia Day public holiday entitlements 2024 page for details on the public holiday entitlements for Western Australia Day for state system employers and employees, including specific...
Labour Relations
Department News
10 May 2024
Gift cards might be considered a lazy gift… but you know what’s worse? Giving Mum a pressie she doesn’t like, want, or need for Mother’s Day. With her special day just around corner, Consumer Protection has some advice for you if you’re thinking about giving Mum a gift card or voucher to her favourite store or local business. A minimum three-year expiry period applies to most gift cards and the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 May 2024
The Cook Labor Government will offer $5,000 incentives to vacant property owners to bring them onto the long-term rental market for Western Australians to lease.
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 May 2024
WA’s energy safety regulator is warning about the dangers of unapproved electrical appliances after issuing $10,000 in infringements to sellers of illegal and potentially hazardous power suppl ies and chargers used for e-bikes , e- scooters, and e-skateboards. Building and Energy electrical inspectors found the appliances were not approved for use in Australia . Two retailers received...
Building and Energy
Media release
07 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 8 May 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 31 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 May 2024
As the cost of living continues to pinch, most people are looking for ways to save a bit of money, but some businesses use sneaky tricks to make us spend more than intended. Dark patterns are tactics used to nudge, manipulate or trick you into spending more than planned or providing personal data that isn’t needed. These tactics can be used in many situations, but the place you will see them most...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 May 2024
Selling the wrong property to a buyer has resulted in a Kelmscott real estate agency accepting a reprimand and the payment of $7,000 in fines and costs following disciplinary action by Consumer Protection.
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 May 2024
An Albany-based building supervisor has been fined $12,500 for failing to adequately manage and supervise the construction of a new home, which was eventually demolished. The State Administrative Tribunal’s (SAT) orders against Asher Daniel Arthur Schlager (BP101285) followed mediation about disciplinary allegations by Building and Energy. According to the agreed facts, Schlager Building Services...
Building and Energy
Media release
01 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 1 May 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 32 cents per litre (...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Apr 2024
Picture this – your car has been badly rear-ended in peak hour traffic and you shakily give your personal details to the first tow truck driver on the scene, who takes your car away. A few days later you receive a call from a lawyer who knows all about your car accident and tells you they can “help” you get a significant payout for your minor whiplash. What you don’t know is that tow truck driver...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Apr 2024
The 2024 regional public holiday dates have been published on the Regional dates for the King’s Birthday public holiday page. Some regional areas in WA hold the King’s Birthday public holiday on alternative dates, usually to coincide with a significant date or event for that area. In all other areas of Western Australia, this year’s King’s Birthday public holiday is on Monday 23 September 2024.
Labour Relations
Department News
23 Apr 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 24 April 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 31 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Apr 2024
Unwanted calls and spam SMS can be a source of frustration. Whether it's persistent telemarketers interrupting your dinner or irrelevant promotional texts flooding your phone, there are ways to put a stop to them. You may have forgotten about the Do Not Call register, which is a free service run by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). You can register your home, personal...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Apr 2024
A Wellard man who provided false details to gain building practitioner registration has been fined $5,000 by the Building Services Board. Surjit Singh also agreed to surrender his registrations as a building practitioner (BP104706) and building contractor (BC104676). Mr Singh became a registered building practitioner in April 2023 after completing a building diploma and claiming at least seven...
Building and Energy
Media release
18 Apr 2024
The Cook Labor Government has committed extra funding to support streamlined dispute resolution for renters and property owners, as part of the implementation of Western Australia's reformed tenancy laws that have now passed State Parliament.
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Apr 2024
Significant updates have been made to the working arrangements and other provisions in the state Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments) Award. These changes will come into effect on the first full pay period on or after 5 June 2024. The updated Shop and Warehouse Award will better reflect contemporary retail trading arrangements and remove a number of outdated and obsolete...
Labour Relations
Department News
17 Apr 2024
Laws requiring all Short-Term Rental Accommodation (STRA) in Western Australia to be included on a new register have passed through State Parliament.
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Apr 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 17 April 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 32 cents per litre...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Apr 2024
Unleaded petrol (ULP) prices often grab the headlines but for many West Aussie drivers, diesel is the lifeblood that keeps their utes, trucks, 4WDs and family cars running. Currently, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fill the tank with petrol, but Consumer Protection’s FuelWatch team often receives questions asking when the cheapest day is for diesel. Diesel does not follow a price cycle in the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Apr 2024
WorkSafe has commenced a proactive inspection program to look at site security issues on WA construction sites. The inspection program will look at a number of randomly-selected sites across metropolitan and regional areas of the State throughout the 2024/25 financial year. There have been incidents in which construction sites have been accessed by unauthorised persons, exposing them to serious...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Apr 2024
Two fatal incidents in WA workplaces this week have prompted a reminder from WorkSafe to review safety procedures associated with mobile plant. WorkSafe is investigating both incidents to identify whether any breaches of work health and safety laws have occurred and to determine the causes of the incidents. Acting WorkSafe Commissioner Sally North today advised relevant persons in control of a...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Apr 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 10 April 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 31 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Apr 2024
Building and Energy is advising homeowners affected by the liquidation of Start Right Homes Pty Ltd (BC14559) to contact QBE to discuss their home indemnity insurance. The Osborne Park building company, which mainly constructed single-storey houses, appointed liquidators on 7 April 2024. Building and Energy understands the company is yet to complete 24 projects. Building and Energy Executive...
Building and Energy
Media release
09 Apr 2024
The owner of Perth carpentry business Integrity Built has been fined $5,000 by the Industrial Magistrates Court for failing to comply with a compliance notice issued by an industrial inspector. Anthony Baker was issued a compliance notice that required him to rectify more than $11,000 in underpayments to his apprentice carpenter. Despite a number of opportunities to resolve the matter, Mr Baker...
Labour Relations
Media release
05 Apr 2024

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