Series S319 - FILES - FACTORIES AND SHOPS (PREMISES)

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AU WA S319

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FILES - FACTORIES AND SHOPS (PREMISES)

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  • 1929-01-01 - (Creation)

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AU WA A51 - DEPARTMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE (DOSHWA) (1985-03-05 - 1996-10-01)

Administrative history

The Department of Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare (DOSHWA) was created on 5 March 1985 and inherited functions from the Health Department of Western Australia and Departments of Mines and Industrial Affairs.

The Department implemented occupational health, safety and welfare policy, provided advice to the Minister, and was responsible for day-to-day administration and enforcement of occupational health and safety legislation. Its corporate objectives were:


  • to ensure a minimum of hazards in the working environment;
  • to minimise risks from hazards in the working environment and to ensure the provision of occupational welfare services in the workplace.

DOSHWA was abolished on 1 October 1996 and replaced by Worksafe WA.

Name of creator

AU WA A52 - DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL AFFAIRS (1983-11-08 - 1985-03-01)

Administrative history

The name of the Department of Labour and Industry was changed to the Department of Industrial Affairs on 8 November 1983. The new department was responsible for machinery and construction safety and factories and shops. It was also required to plan for the amalgamation of the Department with the Division of Occupational Health (Health Department) and to assist in the creation of the Commission, and later, Department of Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare.

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AU WA A53 - DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR [2] (1920-01-01 - 1973-01-01)

Administrative history

The Department was established in 1920 with the appointment of a Commissioner for Labour. The portfolio of Minister for Labour was created in 1924 and in 1936 a Secretary for Labour was appointed and the Department became advisory bureau for all government departments (except Railways) in regard to industrial matters affecting government wages and employees.

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AU WA A54 - DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR AND INDUSTRY (1973-01-01 - 1983-11-08)

Administrative history

The Department was responsible for the administration of the industrial code, apprentices, construction safety, weights and measures, machinery, shops and factories and consumer protection. It also assumed responsibility for the Small Claims Tribunal and the licensing of credit providers in 1975.

Following the 1983 State election, the Division of Industrial Training was transferred to the Department of Employment and Administrative Services, and the Weights and Measures Branch was transferred to the Department of Consumer Affairs.

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Record of inspection information, trading hours matters, certain industrial issues and safety matters for individual premises.

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Range Control Symbol = 1685-

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