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A transport company has been prosecuted by WorkSafe over an incident that left a worker with serious and permanent leg injuries. Toll Transport Pty Ltd has been charged with failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee. The company was also charged with failing to ensure that the movement and speed of vehicles and plant at the...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 Jan 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 January 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 33 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Jan 2024
With the recent drownings and near-drownings in Perth, it is a critical reminder to take water safety seriously. Drowning is a silent killer. It can happen to young children within just 20 seconds and in as little as 3cm of water. Figures from Royal Life Saving Australia show 281 people lost their lives to drowning across Australia in 2022-23, including 23 kids under 14 years old. They estimate...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Jan 2024
Industrial inspectors from Private Sector Labour Relations (PSLR) recovered over $500,000 in underpayments for Western Australian workers in 2023. This figure comes from both proactive compliance activities undertaken by PSLR inspectors, and complaints made to PSLR by employees about underpayments under WA awards and state employment laws. A total of 135 proactive inspections took place in 2023,...
Labour Relations
Department News
16 Jan 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 January 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 34 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Jan 2024
Independent retailers offered Perth metro's cheapest fuel in 2023 Record daily price movements demonstrate value of using FuelWatch to shop around FuelWatch attracted 1.3 million visits a month in 2023 Savvy motorists could save more than $1,200 a year by shopping around for their fuel, according to new data released by FuelWatch. FuelWatch data has revealed independent retailers Vibe, Atlas Fuel...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Jan 2024
West Aussies are no strangers to disasters such as bushfires, storms and floods. But if you’re renting, there might be the extra stress of working with your landlord should your residence be affected by a catastrophe. The good news is when it comes to rentals, both landlords and tenants have rights and responsibilities should a property become damaged or destroyed in a disaster such as a cyclone...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Jan 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 January 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 34 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Jan 2024
The public holiday dates for 2024 are available on the Public Holidays in Western Australia page. Western Australia has 11 public holidays throughout the year, and prior to each public holiday, Wageline will publish information on public holiday entitlements for state system employees on the Public holiday pay and entitlements page. The next public holiday is Australia Day on Friday 26 January,...
Labour Relations
Department News
08 Jan 2024
The WorkSafe Mines Safety inspectorate has identified a trend of mine operators with a poor understanding of the requirement to develop a mine safety management system (MSMS), and mines that have not adequately implemented the MSMS. Current expectations for all mines All mines were required to have a fully-developed MSMS by 31 March 2023. All required site-specific documentation, risk assessments...
WorkSafe
Department News
08 Jan 2024
Unlicensed motor vehicle dealers are a danger to the community and they’re illegal. The vehicles sold can be riddled with problems, possibly making them unroadworthy. This puts you and other road users at risk, which could result in a serious accident or even death. These so-called ‘dodgy dealers’ also don’t offer warranties that are required by law on their second-hand vehicles. This means if...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Jan 2024
Common causes of injury to workers in mining are missteps and falls when stepping out of large trucks and other plant.  Under the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022, duty holders need to manage the risk of falls at mining workplaces, and this can only be done by considering all the factors which can lead to a potential fall risk. Other than the design of steps, accessibility of grab...
WorkSafe
Department News
02 Jan 2024
The WorkSafe Mines Safety inspectorate has identified a concerning number of notifiable incidents where the site has not been preserved as required by the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 section 39(1). What is a notifiable incident? A 'notifiable incident' is: the death of a person, a serious injury or illness , or a dangerous incident . arising out of the conduct of a business or undertaking at...
WorkSafe
Department News
02 Jan 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 3 January 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 34 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Jan 2024
What happens when you don’t like the socks Grandma gives you for Christmas? Or what if Santa delivers your little one a broken toy? Under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), consumers have rights when it comes to gifts that are faulty, unsafe or not as described. Australian retailers must offer a remedy such as a refund, replacement or repair, even if the gift was on sale. If the problem is minor...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Jan 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 27 December 2023), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 34 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Dec 2023
Explosion and injury risks from the use of LP gas adaptors Adaptors override the improved safety of LCC27 valves Ensure the safe connection of LP gas cylinders and appliances The State’s energy safety regulator is warning against the use of valve connectors (adaptors) following a recent incident resulting in serious injury. A Perth home owner recently received severe burns while using a barbecue...
Building and Energy
Media release
22 Dec 2023
Former building contractor Lordz Pty Ltd (BC100934; cancelled) and its director Peter Lord have been fined for undertaking building services while unregistered. There was no appearance by Mr Lord or the company at Midland Magistrate Court on 11 December 2023 following prosecution by Building and Energy. They were convicted in their absence of two offences under the Building Services (Registration...
Building and Energy
Media release
22 Dec 2023
Western Power was today fined $80,000 after pleading guilty to failing to ensure network safety in relation to the Wickepin-Narrogin bushfire in February 2022. Perth Magistrates Court heard the bushfire on 6 February 2022 started when Western Power’s high-voltage overhead electricity conductors clashed between two power poles in Wardering. The resulting sparks ignited grass stubble and the fire...
Building and Energy
Media release
22 Dec 2023
The Area and Scope clauses for three key state Clerks Awards have been updated to expand their coverage to a broader range of clerical employees. The main changes to the coverage of the awards are: The Clerks (Commercial, Social and Professional Services) Award is now a broad-based occupational award that applies to all private sector clerical employees who are not covered by another WA award...
Labour Relations
Department News
21 Dec 2023
Wageline will be closed from 4.30pm Friday 22 December 2023 to Monday 1 January 2024, and will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2 January 2024. Information on employment obligations and entitlements will continue to be available during that period on our website. The Christmas – New Year 2023–2024 public holiday information provides state system employers and employees with: information on which dates...
Labour Relations
Department News
21 Dec 2023
Albany real estate sales representative convicted of misleading a property buyer Told buyer she could move into a unit declared non-habitable Buyers urged to make own enquiries if in doubt about council approvals Wrongly telling a homebuyer she could live in a dwelling that had been deemed ‘non-habitable’ by local government authorities has seen a former real estate sales representative convicted...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Dec 2023
It's that time of the year when many kids are counting down to Christmas! It’s also the time our Consumer Protection safety inspectors are out and about making sure toys are safe for Santa’s sack. Button batteries, which power many kids’ novelty toys, remain a deadly risk to small children if they swallow these tiny circular batteries. Our safety inspectors have already visited 58 stores and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Dec 2023
Media statement from Commerce Minister Sue Ellery Most significant reforms to Western Australia's building laws in over a decade Initial focus on improvements to design and construction of high-rise buildings, including apartments Strengthened laws to protect consumers and ensure a high-quality construction The Cook Government has announced landmark reforms to the State's building laws and will...
Building and Energy
Media release
20 Dec 2023
A Perth electrician has lost his electrical licences following a criminal conviction for indecent acts while working at a customer’s home. The man’s electrical worker and electrical contractor licences were cancelled by the State Administrative Tribunal after referral by Building and Energy. The Tribunal heard that the electrician was convicted of two indecent dealing offences involving a 13-year...
Building and Energy
Media release
19 Dec 2023

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