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Detailed eligibility criteria updated for Level 1 and 2 small business grant programs Periods of reduced turnover shortened to deliver assistance sooner for Level 1 and Level 2 COVID-19 Business Assistance Packages Applications to open March 10 for the Small Business Rental Relief Package and March 17 for the Small Business Hardship Fund The McGowan Government has worked with industry to bring...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Mar 2022
Important travel advice for consumers with WA’s border re-opening Check terms and conditions such as cancellation policies before booking Flexible arrangements recommended even if it means paying more With Western Australia’s border re-opening, Consumer Protection is advising holidaymakers to ‘Unpack the T&Cs’ before they make travel bookings for long-awaited trips or family reunions...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Mar 2022
Nominated supervisors must provide proper management and supervision Western Australian Construction Pty Ltd (WAC) is now in administration Another WAC nominated supervisor, Salah M.A. Qarout, was cautioned last year A building company supervisor who failed to adequately oversee projects for several months has been penalised $10,000 at the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) following...
Building and Energy
Media release
03 Mar 2022
Eco Sheds and Homes customers paid $382,000 but most received nothing Two concrete pads the only work carried out and one shed partially supplied Concrete sub-contractor claims to be owed $35,000 Consumer Protection has raised the alarm over a business that supplies and installs sheds and patios after WA consumers claim $347,000 worth of goods and services were not supplied, or work not carried...
Building and Energy / Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Mar 2022
Important Some detail in this media release may not be current. Please visit the Small Business Development Corporation website for the latest information and grant criteria. $72 million package for businesses most impacted by Level 2 public health measures Tiered grants for small and medium businesses, with a 50 per cent reduction in turnover over four weeks In addition to $67 million Level 1...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Mar 2022
Many people have heard of the ‘yellow sticker’ defect notices used to take unroadworthy cars off our streets, but less well known are the ‘green stickers’ used by Consumer Protection to stop dodgy vehicles being sold at car-yards. Automotive officers from Consumer Protection regularly carry out random inspections at dealerships and place green “Unfit for Sale” stickers on vehicles that have...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Mar 2022
The State Government has approved four extra hours of trading for general retail shops in the Perth metropolitan area on each of the upcoming public holidays, Labour Day and Easter Monday. The extension to permitted opening times means general retail shops will be able to trade any time between 8am and 6pm on Monday, 7 March 2022 (Labour Day) and Monday, 18 April 2022 (Easter Monday). The normal...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Mar 2022
The public holiday for Labour Day in 2022 is Monday 7 March. Under the Public and Bank Holidays Act 1972 , in Western Australia the Labour Day public holiday is the first Monday in March. The Labour Day public holiday entitlements for 2022 page provides information on entitlements for: state system award free employees Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments) Award Restaurant,...
Labour Relations
Department News
01 Mar 2022
Building work commenced without a building permit in place Failed to meet deadlines even after an extension was granted Mr Honeybone is no longer a registered building practitioner or contractor A former builder has been fined $4,000 for starting work without a building permit and missing contractual deadlines at a Bouvard property. The Building Services Board found that Darrell John Honeybone (...
Building and Energy
Media release
28 Feb 2022
Wageline has recently published information to assist state system employers and employees with public holiday arrangements for Easter 2022. Easter Sunday is now a public holiday in Western Australia, and Wageline’s 2022 Easter information includes arrangements for this new public holiday. The Western Australian public holidays for the 2022 Easter period are: Good Friday – Friday 15 April Easter...
Labour Relations
Department News
25 Feb 2022
Home indemnity insurance is compulsory for home building work valued at $20,000 or more Confirm the builder has an HII policy for your project before paying deposits HII offers financial protection for incomplete or defective work in certain situations WA’s building regulator is urging home building clients not pay deposits without seeing evidence that the builder has a home indemnity insurance (...
Building and Energy
Media release
24 Feb 2022
Important Some detail in this media release may not be current. Please visit the Small Business Development Corporation website for the latest information and grant criteria. Additional $67 million in business support for those affected by COVID-19 Eight programs to support businesses subject to public health and social measures New programs in addition to the $77 million Safe Transition Industry...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Feb 2022
Furniture can look like a playground to young eyes, which is why it is so important for parents and carers to be aware of the dangers and take steps to minimise the risks. Toppling furniture and appliances kill an average of one child every year in Australia, with many others also suffering injuries, including brain damage and broken bones. Here in WA, a one-year-old girl tragically died when a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Feb 2022
Review of association laws to look at reducing the red tape burden Advances in information and communications technology to be considered Association managers and members urged to provide their input into law update The McGowan Government is looking for feedback from members of Western Australia's 20,000 associations and not-for-profit groups with the view to modernise the current laws and reduce...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Feb 2022
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today it is likely motorists will have to wait for two weeks before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 23 February 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 25...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Feb 2022
The February edition of the Wageline News has just been published. Read this latest edition on the Wageline News page.
Labour Relations
Department News
21 Feb 2022
In 2021, Private Sector Labour Relations industrial inspectors helped employees to recover more than $990,000 in unpaid wages and leave entitlements. A total of 251 complaints were conciliated and investigated by industrial inspectors which resulted in the recovery of $591,013 for employees. Other underpayments were recovered through proactive compliance audit campaigns in the café and restaurant...
Labour Relations
Department News
18 Feb 2022
While there are many success stories of people who’ve met through apps, websites and social media, there are also numerous tales of scam victims left heartbroken and with a financial loss. Sadly, dating and romance scams are on the rise in Australia. In WA last year, 85 victims reported losing $3 million to this type of scam, up from 72 victims losing $2.2 million dollars in 2020. Nationally,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Feb 2022
68 vehicles deemed unfit for sale by automotive inspectors in 2021 Defects mostly related to tyres, windscreens and seatbelts Buyers urged to get a mechanical inspection before purchase Automotive officers from Consumer Protection prevented 68 unroadworthy motor vehicles from being sold in 2021, helping to protect buyers and other road users in WA. Random inspections are regularly carried out at...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Feb 2022
19-year-old apprentice stopped breathing and had no pulse after electric shock Supervisor did not adequately supervise or check the installation as required Electrical company fined a total of $21,500 An apprentice electrician is lucky to be alive after an electric shock left him unresponsive and without a pulse while working at a property in Mandurah. The January 2020 incident was described at...
Building and Energy
Media release
17 Feb 2022
The Public and Bank Holidays Act 1972 , which specifies public holidays for WA, was amended by the Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Act 2021 (IRLA Act) to make Easter Sunday a public holiday. The Easter Sunday provisions in the IRLA Act commenced on 12 February 2022. For employers and employees in the state industrial relations system, the Minimum Conditions of Employment Act 1993 has...
Labour Relations
Department News
14 Feb 2022
Electrician did not follow the correct procedure during a kWh meter replacement Three family members at the property received electric shocks from taps Electricians must comply with safety standards to prevent causing harm A Perth-based electrical worker has been fined $2,000 for failing to safely carry out work at a Bedford property where three family members received electric shocks after...
Building and Energy
Media release
14 Feb 2022
The state Metal Trades (General) Award has been updated by the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) and Wageline has published a new WA award summary for the Metal Trades (General) Award at www.dmirs.wa.gov.au/awardsummaries The award variation is effective from the first pay period on or after 9 February 2022. The award variation has not changed adult or junior pay rates in...
Labour Relations
Department News
11 Feb 2022
People looking for love online are prime targets for scammers WA victims lost almost $3 million in 2021 Check to ensure the online love interest is genuine Consumer Protection warns Western Australians looking for love could be left with a broken heart and an empty bank balance if they fail to spot the signs their online romance is the work of scammers. Would-be scammers are using a broader range...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Feb 2022
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of an 89-year-old farmer at Berkshire Valley – 200km north of Perth – late on Tuesday. The farmer was reported to have been unloading hay from a tractor when the vehicle slipped into gear and rolled, striking him. WorkSafe investigators examine the circumstances of incidents with a view to ensuring compliance and preventing future incidents of a...
WorkSafe
Media release
10 Feb 2022

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