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A 2.1% increase to the state minimum wage and all WA award pay rates was effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2015. The state minimum wage for award-free employees increased by $14 per week and the new adult minimum wage is $679.90 per week. Minimum rates for award-free juniors, apprentices and trainees are available on the Minimum pay rates for award free employees page. Wage...
Labour Relations
Alert
11 Jun 2015
FuelWatch reports that the weekly fuel price cycle in Perth has been disrupted for the past two weeks, meaning that Wednesday being the cheapest day to buy petrol may not necessarily apply. FuelWatch Manager Lynne Gould said, since November 2010, fuel retailers consistently increased their prices on a Thursday, with the metropolitan average price gradually dropping to become generally cheaper on...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Jun 2015
WA consumers advised to ignore offers to buy expensive predictive software Thousands of dollars invested in ‘get rich quick’ programs for no gain West Australians are being duped into paying thousands of dollars for sports betting and share trading software which promises to make them rich but just leaves them out of pocket. So far this year, 15 people from across the State have reported spending...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Jun 2015
Capital Works Constructions Pty Ltd trading as Freelife Homes went into voluntary administration on 7 May 2015. This has triggered an eligibility to claim on home indemnity insurance. The insurer for Freelife is QBE.
Building and Energy
Department News
10 Jun 2015
An inspection program looking at safety issues in the motor vehicle repair sector has resulted in serious concerns with motor vehicle hoists and traffic management. The proactive inspection program, carried out by WorkSafe inspectors across the State during the 2014/15 financial year, focused on motor vehicle repair premises and repair workshops at car retail premises and resulted in the issue of...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Jun 2015
WA consumers are being urged to demand their consumer rights as retailers are gearing up for their mid-year clearance sales. So far this year, Consumer Protection has received more than 270 complaints about the misrepresentation of retail goods. Many of these complaints concern purchases made during sales and many complaints could have been avoided if consumers were aware of their rights. Acting...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Jun 2015
An investigation by Victoria’s Metropolitan Fire Brigade found that external aluminium composite cladding used in the construction of the Lacrosse Building in Melbourne’s Docklands precinct did not comply with the standards required for that use and contributed to the rapid spread of fire up the building in November 2014.
Building and Energy
Media release
05 Jun 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 7 cents per litre (cpl) to 141.9 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Thursday 4 June 2015, most BP, Caltex Woolworths, and Puma sites are increasing their ULP prices between 20 and 27 cpl to 145.9 cpl. This continues an upward trend started by Caltex and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Jun 2015
Nominations have been called for the prestigious Work Safety Awards Western Australia 2015. 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 safety and health management,...
WorkSafe
Media release
02 Jun 2015
Queens Park building company Choi Homes Pty Ltd (Reg. BC13447) and its nominated supervisor Graham Bryers (BP11649) of Seville Grove have been ordered by the Building Services Board to pay a fine of $1,000 each to the Building Commissioner for negligence under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 .
Building and Energy
Media release
29 May 2015
Margaret River building company Cruiser Pty Ltd (Reg. BC12184) and its sole operator, director and nominated supervisor Neil Francis Kelly (BC11151 & BP11151) have been ordered by the Building Services Board to pay a fine of $2,500 each to the Building Commissioner for building work that was not properly managed and supervised.
Building and Energy
Media release
29 May 2015
Guildford builder George Bernard Buckley (Reg. BC100626 & BP100779) has been ordered by the Building Services Board to pay a $5,000 fine for misleading conduct.
Building and Energy
Media release
29 May 2015
A director and company behind a business promotion website have been fined $5,400 in total for sending mail-outs that breached the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). Consumer Protection’s case against the ‘Australian Trade Services Register’ (atsregister.com) was heard at the Mandurah Magistrates Court on Tuesday 26 May 2015. It involved one criminal charge for sending an invoice or document that did...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 May 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 6 cents per litre (cpl) to 138.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Thursday 28 May 2015, most BP, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and Puma sites are increasing their ULP prices by 13 cpl to 145.9 cpl. Perth’s weekly petrol price cycle results in prices...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 May 2015
An 80-year-old from WA’s South West has lost more than $15,000 in a phone scam where the caller pretended to be from Centrelink and claimed the man’s pension payments would be stopped unless he paid money supposedly owed to a telecommunications company. Fred, who doesn’t want to use his surname, was contacted about eight weeks ago and advised that he owed thousands of dollars to Sure Telecom and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 May 2015
The latest edition of Builders' News is now available for viewing on the Building Commission website.
Building and Energy
Department News
21 May 2015
Breaking Western Australia’s building laws has come at a high price for patio builders Daryl James Hancock of Mundijong and his business partners Tracy Hancock and Terry Jurisic, trading as A.R.M. Patios and Decking, Alltogether Roof Maintenance and Sunset Coast Patios and Decking.
Building and Energy
Media release
21 May 2015
Carl James Taggart, trading as CJT Paints, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for unregistered painting work he carried out at a Piara Waters property in October 2013.
Building and Energy
Media release
20 May 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 11 cents per litre (cpl) to 141.9 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Thursday 21 May 2015, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP prices by 15 cpl to 146.9 cpl; and the majority of BP, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and Puma sites to 144.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 May 2015
Update 18 May 2015: Consumer Protection is pleased to report that the business followed advice to immediately contact the bank involved and instigate a funds recall, which has resulted in the return of the $6,000. A Northbridge business has lost $6,000 after getting calls from a scammer claiming to be from Synergy, WA’s largest energy retailer, and threatening to disconnect their power. Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 May 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 10 cents per litre (cpl) to 141.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Thursday 14 May 2015, most Caltex, Puma and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP prices by 13 cpl to 144.9 cpl; the majority of BP sites are also increasing their ULP prices to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 May 2015
As a building service provider, you are required to renew your registration. The Building Commission’s registration renewal process ensures building service providers continue to meet the requirements of registration and also provides a mechanism for those no longer wishing to be registered to allow their registration to expire. If you wish to maintain your registration, you need to renew on time.
Building and Energy
Department News
11 May 2015
Fremantle builder Adrian Burt (Reg. BP11792 – no longer registered), trading as Adrian Burt Homes Pty Ltd (Reg. BC11891– no longer registered), has been ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to pay a fine of $20,000 after admitting to fraudulent conduct and negligence under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 .
Building and Energy
Media release
11 May 2015
The regional dates for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday for 2015 have now been finalised - visit the Regional dates for the Queen's Birthday public holiday page for details. In all other areas of WA the Queen’s Birthday public holiday is on Monday 28 September 2015.
Labour Relations
Alert
11 May 2015
On 7 May 2015 building company Capital Works Constructions Pty Ltd, trading as Freelife Homes, appointed Jason Tracey and Gary Doran of Deloitte as Joint Voluntary Administrators of the company.
Building and Energy
Department News
08 May 2015

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