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Making a complaint 1. Process for making a complaint 2. Building complaint resolution guide 3. Notice of complaint 4. Complaint form 5. Previous decisions and links 1. Process for making a complaint Who can make a complaint? A complaint under the Building Services (Complaint Resolution and...
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Building regulation Through a range of regulation reforms, the Building Commission has delivered the most significant transformation of Western Australian building laws in over 50 years. Architects Act 2004 The Architects Act 2004 provides for the effective registration of architects in WA. It...
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Western Australia’s Building Commission oversees the regulation of building, painting, building surveying and plumbing services. With all these regulatory functions focused within a single agency, our industry and consumers benefit from a more consistent and efficient service. The Building Services...
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An investigation into a recent workplace incident revealed an unrelated potential risk for drivers of commercial vehicles. It has been identified that some commercial vehicle drivers have been...
WorkSafe
Alert
24 Mar 2016
The purpose of this alert is to inform employers and employees of the importance of training employees in identifying damaged pallets and having a pallet maintenance program in place at the workplace.
WorkSafe
Alert
24 Mar 2016
A crane service technician was seriously injured when he fell 6 metres out of a scissor hoist from which he was working. The technician had raised himself on the scissor hoist to provide repairs to a...
WorkSafe
Alert
24 Mar 2016
In 2011, a truck driver working alone died from heatstroke when he walked away from his bogged vehicle near Wiluna. In 2013/2014, WorkSafe conducted a campaign to raise awareness of the Coroner’s...
WorkSafe
Alert
24 Mar 2016
The purpose of this Safety Alert is to highlight the dangers of applying heat to sealed hydraulic cylinders.
WorkSafe
Alert
23 Mar 2016
The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the importance of the safety requirements relating to the design, manufacture, importation and supply of flashback arrestors for use on gas cylinders and blowpipes at a workplace where welding and allied processes are carried out.
WorkSafe
Alert
22 Mar 2016
Safety alert about an injury sustained while purning a cotton palm.
WorkSafe
Alert
22 Mar 2016
Eight steps to quality workmanship
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
29 May 2014
This fact sheet provides information on Employee Assistance Programs. What is an Employee Assistance Program? External consultants (Counsellors, Psychologists) are commonly provided by workplaces to...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
21 May 2014
National Occupational Licensing Law Bill Exposure Draft Explanatory Paper
Consumer Protection
Policies
30 May 2014

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Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 29 August 2013, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 157.9 cpl. Most BP and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cpl up to 156.9 cpl, most Gull and Peak sites up to 155.9 cpl and 154.9 cpl respectively. Tomorrow'...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Aug 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 22 August 2013, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 157.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price up to 156.9 cpl, most Coles Express and Gull sites up to 155.9 cpl and most Peak up to 154.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Aug 2013
A company operating a car dealership in Rockingham and its sole director have been ordered to pay more than $40,000 in fines and costs after misleading a client over the sale of a caravan on consignment. Cavalier Asset Pty Ltd, trading as Rockingham Windsor and Statewide Cars and Commercials, was fined $20,000 by the Rockingham Magistrates Court on 15 August 2013 for breaching the Australian...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Aug 2013
A Wilson real estate agency, the agency licensee and a sales representative have been fined a total of $11,500 for misleading a buyer during a property transaction. Stoneform Enterprises Pty Ltd, trading as Minic Property Group, was fined $5,000 by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) on 14 August 2013. Agency licensee Sabrina Lynn Minic was also fined $5,000 and sales representative Michael...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Aug 2013
Consumer Protection is seeking community comment about the laws which cover the WA travel industry with licensing under review and the phasing-out of the national compensation scheme over the next two years. A majority of state and territory ministers decided in December last year to withdraw from the national licensing system and the Travel Compensation Fund, which provided consumers with...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Aug 2013
WA ScamNet has received reports from 24 scam victims in just one week (5-9 August) who have reported a total of $2 million in losses. A man in his late 70’s from WA’s Great Southern has reported losing a million dollars while two others have lost $180,000 and $91,000 each in separate romance frauds. Another victim has reported losing half a million dollars in an investment scam. Also among the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Aug 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 15 August 2013, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 157.9 cpl. Most Coles Express, BP and Gull sites are increasing their ULP price up to 156.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 155.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Aug 2013
Consumers are warned not to deal with an unregistered painter who is continuing to advertise and carry out unauthorised painting work despite being prosecuted last year. Cody Raymond WILLIAMS (born 14 May 1985) was found guilty in the Midland Magistrates Court on 27 June 2012 of two counts of unregistered painting work and two counts of holding himself out to be registered when he was not. Both...
Building Commission
Media release
14 Aug 2013
Consumer Protection is reminding the WA community that raising money for a charitable purpose in WA must be carried out by a licensed charity or under their authority. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll has expressed concern that some funds are being collected outside the safeguards of the licensing system. “While we don’t want to dampen the enthusiasm, compassion and generosity...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Aug 2013
A Balga man has been fined $2,500 and ordered to pay costs of $925 by the Perth Magistrates Court for unlicensed car dealing. Clinton Bradley Oreb was charged by Consumer Protection for buying and selling 17 vehicles between June 2011 and March 2012 without having a licence. He was convicted on 9 August 2013 after being found to be in breach of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. Mr Oreb advertised...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Aug 2013

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