Employee / worker

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The State Government is seeking public comment on the costs and benefits of the proposed national Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations as they apply specifically to Western Australian workplaces. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the public comment period was a good opportunity for businesses, industry and workers to express their opinions on the costs and benefits associated...
WorkSafe
Media release
17 Aug 2012
An employment consultancy has been fined $50,000 (plus $4631.65 in costs) over an incident in which two female workers became lost in a remote location north-east of Kalgoorlie. MAXNetwork Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and was fined in the Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court today. MAXNetwork was contracted to the Department of Education, Employment...
WorkSafe
Media release
15 Aug 2012
Proposed changes to legislation aimed at protecting the rights of retirement village residents and improving the regulation of the industry have been introduced into State Parliament.
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Aug 2012
An East Victoria Park car yard and two of its Directors have been fined a total of $18,000 after misleading customers about a vehicle they were selling. Fanfare Pty Ltd, trading as Park Auto Centre in Albany Highway, and Directors Gregory John Norris and Philip Carl Doherty were fined $6,000 each by the Perth Magistrates Court on 10 August 2012 and ordered to pay Court costs totalling $1,276. The...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Aug 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 9 August 2012, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 145.9 cpl. Most Caltex, Gull and Peak sites are hiking their prices tomorrow up to 147.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP prices tomorrow by 14 cpl, up to 146.9 cpl. Some Coles...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Aug 2012
Customers who have paid deposits to a chain of flooring stores which have closed down are asked to contact the liquidators of the company to register their details. The four stores of the Perth Floor Centre at Belmont, Balcatta, Jandakot and O’Connor closed their doors on 16 July 2012 due to financial difficulties. Since then, more than 30 customers have contacted Consumer Protection each...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Aug 2012
On Thursday, 2 August 2012, most BP and Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 145.9 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are also increasing their prices, up to 142.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 139 cpl, however there will be over 60 Perth sites selling below 132 cpl. Wednesday’s cheapest ULP is available for: 131.4 cpl at United Roleystone in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Aug 2012
The collapse of an extended warranties provider in Australia is being used as an opportunity to highlight questions about the value of extended warranties. U-nited Warranties Pty Ltd has appointed liquidators – the majority of its extended warranty products were offered at the point of sale through major retail chains, including Big W and Myer and a number of independent retailers. The Australian...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Aug 2012

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