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A Boulder mechanic has been banned from holding a certificate to work in the motor vehicle repair industry in WA for two years by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) after failing to inform Consumer Protection about his criminal charges and convictions.

A Perth security company has been penalised in Court for underpaying its guards more than $200,000, with a Judge saying the company’s claim that it thought overpaying in relation to minimum rates would “counteract” other rates of pay was a “lame excuse”.

  • State Government to sponsor 2018 Swan Valley National Polocrosse Championships
  • Expected to attract more than 1,500 visitors
  • Last held in Perth in 2008
  • WA Training Awards applications now open for 2018
  • Awards program recognises hard work of apprentices, trainees and vocational students as well as the trainers, training organisations and employers 

Michael Patrick Pulis, a business operator who told his employee to “seriously, f**k off…” when the worker asked when he would receive money owed to him, has been penalised $21,500.

Truckies get $374,000 back-pay

Monday, 19 February 2018 09:39

Ten truck drivers who worked for an Adelaide transport company have been back-paid a total of $374,000 following successful legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

Following the Fair Work Commission’s 4 yearly review of modern awards, the following clause has been inserted in the Passenger Vehicle Transportation Award 2010:

A Bill to modernise workers' compensation

Friday, 16 February 2018 11:26

  • A Bill will be drafted to modernise workers' compensation legislation. 
  • Public consultation on development of Bill before introducing to Parliament. 
  • McGowan Government delivers on election commitment. 
  • The McGowan Government has approved the drafting of a new workers' compensation statute.

The principles of the Code is intended to promote transparent, informed, effective and co-operative relationships between smash repairers and insurance companies, based on mutual respect and open communication.

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