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Wholesale suppliers' obligation Wholesaler suppliers have obligations they must meet as set in the the Petroleum Products Pricing Act 1983. At fuel terminals, a wholesale supplier must: Notify the Commissioner of their next day's spot price or TGP for each fuel type they sell Not refuse to supply...
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Terminal operators must notify a “spot” price for each fuel type they sell in accordance with the Terminal Gate Price (TGP) formula stipulated in the Petroleum Products Pricing (Maximum Terminal Gate Price) Order 2013. These prices then become the maximum price a spot purchaser can be charged for a...
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Questions asked during Safe Work Month Webinar on 30 October 2020 have been compiled along with the department's responses. Commencement When did the Work Health and Safety Act receive assent? The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) was assented to by the Governor on 10 November 2020. However...
Work health and safety legislation reform
The Work Health and Safety Bill 2019 was passed as the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) and assented to by the Governor on 10 November 2020. The WHS Act will not commence until proclamation. The WHS regulations have to be finalised before proclamation occurs. Work on the WHS regulations...
Work health and safety legislation reform
Appointed Medical Practitioners (AMPs) are expected to have a good understanding of the duties of an AMP as outlined in regulation 5.24 of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 (‘the Regulations’). Medical practitioners who wish to become an AMP are required to be adequately trained...
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New prepaid funeral code – what it means for industry Fair Trading (Prepaid Funerals Code of Practice) Regulations 2020 (the code) is a new mandatory code of practice for Western Australia's prepaid funeral industry. The code ensures any funds are managed within secure investments under the name of...
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Consumer Protection staff participate in various events throughout the year. We also manage campaigns targeting common issues such as Romance Scams on Valentines Day. The below calendar is maintained regularly, however many events are not organised by our staff and are subject to change. Find out...
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A review of the Fair Trading (Fitness Industry Code of Practice) Regulations 2010 (WA) has been completed by Consumer Protection. Review purpose The key purpose of the review was to consider: the current and emerging issues in the sector; and whether there is an ongoing need for industry specific...
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Nominating for a Consumer Protection Award The frequently asked questions below provide some helpful information about the Consumer Protection Awards such as the essential entry requirements, how to apply for an award and the judging process. When do nominations open and close? Nominations open in...
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The following information has been developed to assist employers and employees meet their safety and health obligations. Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety Public transport including taxis and rideshare services - Minimising the risk of exposure to COVID-19 Working from home Safe...
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It's important for employers and workers to be prepared for the risks associated with cleaning up after a natural disaster. This publication has important health and safety information for cleaning...
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20 Apr 2021
Order 01-2021 issued to all persons carrying out h igh voltage live line working and testing of live working equipment. Preliminary Pursuant to s.18B of the Energy Coordination Act 1994, this Order...
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15 Apr 2021
This document provides essential information to assist you with your Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards submission. Further information 2021 Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards 2021 Work...
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Information
16 Mar 2021
On 11 January 2021, the Department received a report of an incident at a mine site where an electronic cigarette (vape) battery spontaneously ignited in a worker’s pocket while he was travelling in a...
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Bulletin
23 Feb 2021
Employers are required to ensure that where fitted respirators are required to protect health, these are correctly fitted. Examples of fitted respirators (also called respiratory protective equipment...
WorkSafe
Information
15 Jan 2021
The Digital DMIRS Strategy seeks to improve the department’s operations and service delivery through the effective use of technology. Some goals of the strategy are to modernise digital systems and...
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23 Dec 2020
Requirements outlined in this publication are mandatory as of 1 July 2021 The publication on this page addresses requirements of the new Fair Trading (Fitness Industry Code) Regulations 2020 which...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
11 Dec 2020
The following regional local governments have permanent trading variations applying to general retail shops in their localities. City of Albany There are no permanent retail trading extensions...
Consumer Protection
Information
12 Feb 2021
Publications last updated 7 October 2020. The Fair Trading (Prepaid Funerals Code of Practice) Regulations 2020 (the code) is a new mandatory code of practice for Western Australia's prepaid funeral...
Consumer Protection
Checklist
03 Mar 2021
The Fair Trading (Prepaid Funerals Code of Practice) Regulations 2020 commences on 1 March 2021. The below questions should assist both consumers and funeral organisers. ‘Funeral organiser’ is a...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
10 Mar 2021

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Warning to be aware of bogus calls claiming to be from government agencies Resist threats from scammers to pay a fake debt Hang up on these calls and contact government agency directly to verify A plea from Consumer Protection for people to be aware of the various tax scams has been prompted by figures which show a large increase in losses suffered by WA victims. So far this financial year (1...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Jun 2021
Travelling conmen offering to resurface bitumen driveways and car parks Work is usually sub-standard or incomplete and at an inflated price Warning to resist high pressure sales tactics and shop around A warning from Consumer Protection that ‘Bitumen Bandits’ are operating in WA’s South-West following reports that they are approaching local businesses in the area. A Myalup business paid the six...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Jun 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 30 cents per litre (cpl) to 158.6 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 16 June 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: 7-Eleven, BP, Caltex/Ampol, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express hiking by between 42...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Jun 2021
Final consultation paper open for comment Includes proposals for a new process to manage changes to a retirement village Consultation closes on 21 July 2021 Consumer Protection has released the final consultation paper in Stage Two of its retirement villages’ legislation reform process in Western Australia, and all interested parties are encouraged to provide feedback. The Consultation Regulatory...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Jun 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 31 cents per litre (cpl) to 159 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 9 June 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: Caltex/Ampol and Coles Express hiking by between 43-46 cpl up to 171.9 cpl; Caltex...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Jun 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 32 cents per litre (cpl) to 160.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 2 June 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: Coles Express and Caltex/Ampol hiking by between 44-46 cpl up to 171.9 cpl; Caltex...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Jun 2021
The State Government has approved four extra hours of trading for general retail shops in metropolitan Perth on each of the upcoming public holidays, Western Australia Day and the Queen’s Birthday. The extension to permitted opening times means general retail shops will be able to trade any time between 8am and 6pm on Monday 7 June 2021 (Western Australia Day) and Monday, 27 September 2021 (Queen...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Jun 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 31 cents per litre (cpl) to 158.4 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 26 May 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: Coles Express hiking by up to 44 cpl to 171.9 cpl; 7-Eleven, Caltex/Ampol and Caltex...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 May 2021
The Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Bill 2021 to be introduced to Parliament today Improving security of payment across the WA building and construction industry is a priority of the McGowan Government The Bill was introduced in the last Parliament but stalled by the Liberals and Nationals The McGowan Government will introduce the Building and Construction Industry (...
Building and Energy
Media release
25 May 2021
Gary Newcombe returns to Commissioner's role Brings 40 years' experience working in the Commonwealth and State public sectors, and for the Western Australian Parliament Gary Newcombe has taken the baton to become Western Australia's new Commissioner for Consumer Protection. He replaces Lanie Chopping, who has been appointed as interim Director General for the Department of Local Government, Sport...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 May 2021

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