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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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A worker received third degree burns to 13 percent of his body when using a new drain cleaning product containing 98 per cent sulfuric acid. In an attempt to unblock a public toilet drain, workers...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A workbook to assist people in the agricultural sector to address hazards at the workplace.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014
A retired farmer was fatally injured when he was struck and crushed by hay bales falling from a truck being unloaded by a telescopic handler ( telehandler ). The retired farmer drove the truck into a...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this Alert is to provide information to all employers and employees involved in the unloading of multi trailer tip trucks.
WorkSafe
Alert
20 Apr 2016
The purpose of this Alert is to advise and promote industry awareness regarding compliance to the operating standards that apply to commercial vehicle operations on public roads in WA.
WorkSafe
Alert
20 Apr 2016
The purpose of this Alert is to inform welding machine operators of the potential for electrodes to contain beryllium, a very toxic metal.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this Alert is to make builders and concrete pump operators aware of the need to manage risks if they operate or contract the operation of a concrete pump on a construction site...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the dangers associated with cooking food in a microwave oven and suggest possible control measures to assist industry to manage the risk.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the importance of safety requirements relating to boom type elevating work platforms and the wearing of safety harnesses.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this Safety Alert is to highlight the circumstances which led to a worker’s leg being amputated and suggest possible control measures to assist industry to manage the risk.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017

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The Court of Appeal has dismissed a second appeal by the director of Westpoint Realty Pty Ltd (in liquidation), Mr Norman Phillip Carey, against five convictions for making false or misleading representations. Mr Carey was convicted in his personal capacity because he was a director of Westpoint Corporation, and failed to persuade the magistrate that he could not have prevented the offences by...
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, 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 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
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
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

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