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Consumer Protection is warning home owners not to deal with two travelling conmen operating under various company names, after they ignored door to door trading laws while offering driveway and roof repairs to consumers. The warning follows complaints received from WA householders and relates to Felix Moorehouse and John Pio Murphy who are believed to be involved in the following businesses: Top...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Aug 2015
WorkSafe and Consumer Protection have issued a joint warning about a conman who is masquerading as a licensed asbestos removal expert, leaving consumers dangerously exposed to asbestos as well as out of pocket. David Leslie Patrick Back , also known as Davic and trading as Southside Asbestos Removals or Southside Asbestos and Demolition (both unregistered) , has accepted payment for work either...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Aug 2015
The Building Commissioner is warning the public to exercise caution in any dealings with Frayson Pty Ltd (Frayson) or its sole director Dianella man Armand Noor , after receiving information the company may be continuing to operate after its registration was suspended earlier this year.
Building Commission
Media release
25 Aug 2015
With Acting Consumer Protection Commissioner Gary Newcombe It has been more than two years since Samsung Australia recalled six models of top loading washing machines because they pose a fire risk but there are 70,000 machines across the country that haven’t yet been fixed – 8,500 are in WA. Consumers with a Samsung top loader need to urgently check the serial number on their washing machine. You...
Consumer Protection
Department News
25 Aug 2015
WorkSafe will soon begin an inspection program looking at noise levels in manufacturing workplaces. The program will continue throughout the 2015/16 financial year in workplaces carrying out manufacturing activities in metropolitan and regional areas of the State. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the main objective of the program was to raise awareness of how noise hazards should be...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 Aug 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 11 cents per litre (cpl) to 137.9 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 25 August 2015, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 143.9 cpl, an increase of 16 cpl. Most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 142.9 cpl; and the majority...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Aug 2015
A flooring installer has been fined $5000 after a labour hire apprentice suffered serious cuts to his hand while using an unguarded saw. James Dodds – trading as Jaws Flooring – pleaded to guilty to failing to provide a safe work environment for a labour hire worker and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. In August 2012, Jaws Flooring was constructing a floating timber floor at a...
WorkSafe
Media release
21 Aug 2015
Western Australian tenants will benefit from a new secure electronic transaction system for lodging bonds, which will make it quicker and easier for them to receive their security bonds back. Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said the 'BondsOnline' system would eliminate the need for paperwork, therefore reducing administration, data entry and printing costs to real estate agents and the State...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Aug 2015
Scammers are pretending to be deaf or disabled to rip off Western Australian health service providers, following similar frauds against accommodation and motor vehicle businesses. Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said scammers claimed to be unable to communicate on the phone and made contact by email, or used the National Relay Service to send the message for them to make it look authentic. Mr...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Aug 2015
The AS/NZS 5601 drafts for comment have been released. The following draft amendments are available to download from the Standards Australia website : DR AS/NZS 5601.1:2013 Amd 2:2015 Gas Installations - General installations; and DR AS/NZS 5601.2:2013 Amd 1:2015 Gas Installations - LP Gas installations in caravans. The public comment period closes on 19 October 2015. Comments can be submitted...
EnergySafety
Department News
18 Aug 2015
The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA) has told a recent Senate inquiry into non-conforming building products that a wide range of imported goods and materials used in the building industry has been found to contain asbestos. Last year, cement compound board imported into the Australian Capital Territory from China was found to contain chrysotile asbestos and in New South Wales an...
Building Commission
Department News
18 Aug 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 12 cents per litre (cpl) to 140.9 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 18 August 2015, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 146.9 cpl, an increase of between 14 and 33 cpl. Most BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 145.9 cpl;...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Aug 2015
A house fire in Parmelia has prompted a joint warning from fire and product safety authorities in WA following the recall of certain models of Samsung top loader washing machines which could pose a serious fire hazard. A Samsung washing machine burst into flames in a Parmelia house on 12 August 2015, causing estimated damage of $5,000 to the appliance and the rear of the property. The householder...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Aug 2015
The Building Commission, Energy Safety and Consumer Protection are warning the public to be cautious of dealing with Kinross man Hajir Mobin , trading as Danny’s Plumbing and Gas Services , who may be continuing to carry out illegal plumbing and gasfitting work despite being successfully prosecuted three times.
Building Commission / Consumer Protection / EnergySafety
Media release
13 Aug 2015
Oakford licensed plumbing tradesperson Bradley Kenneth Mack (TL5569), has been ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to pay a fine of $1,500 and costs of $975 as a result of disciplinary action initiated by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB).
Building Commission
Media release
13 Aug 2015
Consumer Protection and the Building Commission are urging Western Australian consumers who are engaging the services of a builder to check the veracity of their home indemnity insurance certificate. The warning follows two recent cases where fake or forged insurance certificates have been, or may have been, used by builders. In April, Fremantle builder Adrian Burt , as a result of disciplinary...
Building Commission / Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Aug 2015
With Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll In July 2014 Consumer Protection saw a growth in mould issues, raised mostly by tenants but also by landlords and property managers in WA. The seasonal spike, also seen in 2013, can be attributed to cooler, wetter weather and means we’re expecting similar figures around now and in the months up to October. Mould is a fungus that thrives on...
Consumer Protection
Department News
11 Aug 2015
Small-to-medium enterprises with a great idea and plenty of drive can apply for up to $20,000 as part of the state government's Innovation Vouchers Program .
Industry and Innovation
Media release
10 Aug 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 13 cents per litre (cpl) to 141.7 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 11 August 2015, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 147.9 cpl, an increase of between 15 and 31 cpl. Most BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 146.9 cpl;...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Aug 2015
A Hazelmere manufacturer of electrical switchboards and switch rooms has been fined $180,000 by the Midland Magistrates Court after two workers were seriously injured when they fell from a scissor lift. HVLV Pty Ltd (in liquidation) was found guilty of failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment in breach of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The company was ordered to also...
WorkSafe
Media release
05 Aug 2015
The Vines resident Richard Jonathon Sheridan, the director of One Emperor Pty Ltd (deregistered – ASIC) trading as WOW Makeovers, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration and contractual offences he committed in relation to a $250,000 renovation of a Scarborough house between May and November 2011.
Building Commission
Media release
04 Aug 2015
Consumer Protection is warning consumers and the publications industry not to deal with Pacific Mobile Phones – a bogus business offering smartphones, tablets and cameras at ‘unbeatable prices’. Since June 2015, consumers and advertising or publishing professionals have reported concerns to WA ScamNet about Pacific Mobile Phones. Among them was a Perth university student who paid $700 for an...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Aug 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 12 cents per litre (cpl) to 143.6 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 4 August 2015, most Caltex and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 149.9 cpl – an increase of between 18 to 29 cpl by Caltex and 18 to 24 cpl by Puma. Most BP sites are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Aug 2015
An unlicensed motor vehicle dealer was fined $20,000 and ordered to pay costs of $563 by the Armadale Magistrates Court on 30 July 2015. Joshua Robert Clifford WAYNE , now residing in Roleystone, had purchased 59 vehicles and sold 50 from July 2013 to March 2015 without having a licence as required by the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. He operated his illegal business from his former home in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Jul 2015
Information sessions on accreditation and training for Level 1 BAL Assessors are to be held on Friday 14 August 2015 in Perth and Bunbury.
Building Commission
Department News
31 Jul 2015

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