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A Wangara motor vehicle dealer and its sole Director have been ordered to pay a total of more than $80,000 in fines and costs by the Joondalup Magistrates Court for selling used vehicles without a warranty. Ridgehaven Holdings Pty Ltd, trading as Wanneroo Cars and Commercials of Wangara (now closed), and its sole Director Brian John Whitehead pleaded guilty to 29 charges under the Australian...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Sep 2014
Electrical safety regulator Energy Safety will launch a public awareness campaign next month to alert property owners with overhead power lines about their legal responsibilities.
EnergySafety
Media release
18 Sep 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 18 September 2014, most Caltex, Puma Energy and BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 152.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and Gull sites are increasing their ULP price up to 151.9 cpl, and most Peak sites are increasing their price up to 150.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Sep 2014
This year’s finalists in the WA Industry and Export Awards program were recognised at a certificate presentation breakfast this morning held at Kings Park. Read the rest of the Media Statement at the WA Government site
Corporate
Media release
17 Sep 2014
Consumer Protection has issued an alert concerning the illegal fundraising activities in Western Australia of an unlicensed breast cancer charity. Reports that Breast Cancer Australia (BCA) has been selling raffle tickets to WA consumers via a telemarketing and doorknocking campaign has prompted this alert. Apart from its unlicensed status, the BCA is also not a current permit holder to conduct...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Sep 2014
An operation by Building Commission inspectors has resulted in the rectification of 43 dangerous solar water heater installations.
Building Commission
Department News
15 Sep 2014
A motor vehicle repairer has been fined $5,000 by the Armadale Magistrates Court for operating their business after failing to fulfil the basic requirements to renew their licence. Norton Enterprises (WA) Pty Ltd , trading as Beemer Motor Workshop of Maddington, pleaded guilty on 11 September 2014, was fined $5,000 and ordered to pay Court costs of $623. Beemer Motor Workshop was first granted a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Sep 2014
The Building Commission on behalf of the Plumbers Licensing Board (the Board) recently undertook an investigation into compliance with the self-certification of plumbing work.
Building Commission
Department News
12 Sep 2014
The rural community of Wilga is now experiencing potentially life-saving improved mobile phone coverage and wireless broadband services, thanks to the State Government’s Royalties for Regions $40million Regional Mobile Communications Project (RMCP). Read the rest of the Media Statement at the WA Government site
Industry and Innovation
Media release
12 Sep 2014
In February 2014, the Plumbers Licensing Board (the Board), via the Building Commission, introduced a new audit process to complement its previous compliance monitoring activities.
Building Commission
Department News
12 Sep 2014
Nominations have now opened for the 2015 Consumer Protection Awards which publicly recognise those who promote consumer and tenants’ rights as well as product safety in the community. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll is urging West Australians to nominate individuals and organisations who they believe are making a valuable contribution in the area of consumer protection. “Last...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Sep 2014
Consumer Protection would like to hear from consumers who have paid deposits to a Bunbury restaurant called World Kitchen, the overarching business The Singing Chef or Little Cornish Restaurant Pty Limited, or owner/director John Dudley. A visit to the business premises on Cobblestone Drive, along with discussions with employees, indicates that the restaurant has closed its doors. Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Sep 2014
On 19 June 2013, the Hon Michael Mischin MLC, Minister for Commerce, announced an independent review of Western Australia’s plumbing regulation, to be conducted by ACIL Allen Consulting (ACIL Allen). The review examined the effectiveness of the current plumbing laws and made a number of recommendations for change aimed at putting in place a more modern and flexible regulatory framework for...
Building Commission
Department News
10 Sep 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 11 September 2014, most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 152.9 cpl, most Puma Energy, BP and Caltex sites up to 151.9 cpl, most Gull and Coles Express sites up to 150.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 149.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Sep 2014
Product safety officers have thoroughly checked 310 showbags to ensure they meet safety standards ahead of the annual IGA Perth Royal Show, which starts on September 27. Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said inspectors from Consumer Protection and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission had examined the contents of the showbags for choking or strangulation hazards, sharp edges and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Sep 2014
A South Perth real estate agency and its former property manager have been fined by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) for breaching the Real Estate and Business Agents Act in the management of two rental properties and the operation of their trust accounts. Prosser Real Estate Pty Ltd , trading as Swan River Real Estate , was fined a total of $15,000 and ordered to pay Court costs of $2,500...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Sep 2014
Labour Relations Division is moving offices. Wageline will be closed from 3:00pm on Wednesday 24 September 2014 until 8:30am Thursday 25 September 2014. You can leave us a message on 1300 655 266 during this time and we will return your call on Thursday. Alternatively you can email your enquiry. Wageline's phone number will remain 1300 655 266. From Thursday 25 September 2014 our new office...
Labour Relations
Department News
09 Sep 2014
Monday 29 September is the Queen's Birthday public holiday in Perth and most of regional Western Australia. Employers should check the public holiday arrangements in any relevant WA award to ensure that employees are paid correctly when working on a public holiday. Check Wageline's award summaries or contact Wageline for information.
Labour Relations
Alert
09 Sep 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 4 September 2014, most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 152.9 cpl. Most Puma Energy, BP and Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price up to 151.9 cpl, most Gull and Coles Express sites up to 150.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 149.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Sep 2014
Western Australian home and business owners are being urged to contact their builders or electrical contractors to determine the brand of electrical cabling installed in homes or business premises following a national safety recall of Infinity brand cables which don’t comply with Australian safety standards. The sub-standard cables, imported by Infinity Cable Co Pty Ltd (in liquidation), were...
Building Commission
Department News
29 Aug 2014
A Geraldton phone shop and its Director have been ordered to pay a total of $10,000 for three charges of breaching the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). The company failed to provide a customer with information about their right to return a faulty item on two occasions and misled the customer on their right to get a refund. In this case, a customer purchased an iPhone then reported it was difficult...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Aug 2014
Western Australian home and business owners are being urged to contact their builders or electrical contractors to determine the brand of electrical cabling installed in homes or business premises following a national safety recall of Infinity brand cables which don’t comply with Australian safety standards. Energy Safety advises licensed electrical contractors who know or suspect they have...
Building Commission / Consumer Protection / EnergySafety / Corporate
Media release
27 Aug 2014
Gemmill Homes has been helping the Building Commission put its new risk-based auditing process for builders through its paces.
Building Commission
Department News
27 Aug 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 28 August 2014, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 151.9 cpl. Most Gull, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price up to 150.9 cpl, most Peak and Coles Express sites up to 149.9 cpl and most Puma Energy sites up to 148.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Aug 2014
The largest seizure of scam mail in Western Australian history will be destroyed today after being intercepted in a joint operation between Consumer Protection and Australia Post. Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said more than 346,000 letters had been seized since February this year, promoting more than 100 different scams to Australian householders. “This year’s haul has more than tripled from...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Aug 2014

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