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CAWA’s view on SAT

CAWA believes consumers have reason to be concerned about the rapid passage of the Legislation, the degree of consultation that took place before the Legislation was first tabled in Parliament and the planning re the implementation. These concerns are highlighted … Continue reading

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Executive Summary on SAT legislation produced by the Standing Committee on Legislation

General observations The basic structure of the proposed State Administrative Tribunal is modelled closely on the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, although the types of matters dealt with by these two tribunals will vary considerably. From the Committee’s meetings in … Continue reading

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State Administrative Tribunal

The new State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) represents the biggest change to administrative justice in the history of Western Australia. Current situation The State Administrative Tribunal began operation on January 1st 2005, amalgamating some, or all, of the review, civil and … Continue reading

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President’s Chat: Mar – April 2007

Thank you to all who have donated their time and energy to CAWA over the last months and welcome to our new members. With the ongoing “boom” in WA, consumers are finding it increasingly difficult to get good service and … Continue reading

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President’s Chat from Sept – October 2006

In this issue of Consumer Notes we are showcasing the Australian Consumers Association’s second issue ofChoice magazine. In the early days the ACA thought they could only manage one or two publications a year and just look at them now.  It … Continue reading

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President’s Chat from April – May 2006

Congratulations to Verity on taking home the Rona Okely Award at the 2006 Consumer Awards Ceremony at the South of Perth Yacht Club on St Patrick’s Day. It was a very relaxing and entertaining evening and an excellent opportunity to catch up … Continue reading

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President’s Chat: Jan – February 2006

We hope you find our first newsletter for 2006 is bursting with issues of direct interest to you as a consumer. We are heading into a big year for Building Legislation reviews. The Issues Paper for the Home Building Contracts … Continue reading

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Changes to Building Legislation 2007

The first changes to Building Legislation have been announced, following the review of all building legislation that took place in 2006. Changes to the monetry thresholds and limits of the Home Building Contracts Act 1991 (HBC) were to be introduced … Continue reading

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Associations Incorporations Bill 2006

In November last year, DOCEP released a Consultation Guide seeking comments on the Draft Associations Incorporations Bill 2006. The Executive Summary that identifies all the major proposed legislative changes is reproduced below. The full Consultation Guide and the Draft legislation … Continue reading

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