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New Building Legislation 2011

New building legislation 2011 Following the information that featured in the last Newsletter regarding the four new Building Bills currently before the WA Parliament, CAWA wrote to Simon O’Brien, Minister for Commerce, expressing its concerns about The Building Services (Complaint … Continue reading

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CAWA secretary, Verity Cripps wins Consumer Protection Award

CAWA would like to congratulate Verity Cripps on her 30 years of voluntary service to consumers in WA. She richly deserves the Rona Okely Consumer Protection Award for 2006. The article and photograph that follows, appeared immediately after the Awards … Continue reading

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The argument for extended shopping hours

JOHN LANGOULANT, Chief Executive, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA believes the case for modernising hours is compelling. He has stated: Reduced regulation is good for consumers. Surveys consistently show that most West Australians want more choice of shopping … Continue reading

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The argument against extended shopping hours

Countering this argument JOHN CUMMINGS from WA Independent Grocers Association (Inc.) has said: The fact that the Premier has cleverly flick-passed responsibility for a decision on retail trading hours to an obligation-free referendum is now pretty much a matter of … Continue reading

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Retail Trading Hours Referendum

Your views CAWA is interested finding out your views regarding extended shopping hours. Please contact CAWA by email Overview Premier Geoff Gallop, in what is seen by many as a clever election strategy, has announced plans to hold a referendum on … Continue reading

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Contacting SAT

The Government anticipates that the new Tribunal will provide access to a single, one-stop tribunal system with a focus on informality and mediation. The web site www.sat.justice.wa.gov.au will be the key to the smooth functioning of the Tribunal. It provides assistance, and … 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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