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A supervisor has been appointed to take over the financial operation of a real estate agency in East Victoria Park. The State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) has granted a supervision order in relation to Macro Realty Pty Ltd following an application by Consumer Protection. Macro Realty is suspended from carrying on its business and controlling the agency’s bank accounts. The supervisor Alan Ferris...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 May 2016
Consumer Protection WA’s Senior Regional Officer (SRO) for the North West will be heading to Port Hedland on 30 May 2016. Karratha-based SRO Gwynneth Haywood is hitting the road to raise awareness of consumer laws with community groups and ensure businesses are aware of their obligations. “It is important to visit remote or regional communities to find out what things are affecting consumers...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 May 2016
A national campaign has been launched by consumer regulators around Australia to warn potential property investors about property spruikers who claim to be ‘wealth creators’ but are really just in it for themselves. In WA, Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard is advising consumers attending these seminars to be wary of any deals promising big returns with low risk and to get...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 May 2016
Monday 6 June 2016 is the Western Australia day public holiday. Employers in the state industrial relations system can check their public holiday obligations on the Pay rates for public holidays page or contact Wageline for more information.
Labour Relations
Department News
23 May 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 20 cents per litre (cpl) to 127.1 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 24 May 2016, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price to 131.9 cpl (an increase of 28 cpl). Most Coles Express and Puma sites are increasing their...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 May 2016
The 2016 Western Australian Industry and Export Awards sponsors invite you to attend a free networking and information session. Where and when 1. Bentley map - Technology Park, Seminar Room 2 from 8:00am - 10:00am on Wednesday 15th June 2. Henderson map - AMC Jakovich Centre, Lake Coogee Room from 8:00am - 10:00am on Thursday 16th June 3. Busselton map - Wyndham Resort from 3.30pm - 5.30pm on...
Industry and Innovation
Event
19 May 2016
The Western Australian Industry and Export Awards are the State's most prestigious business awards, acknowledging the hard work and enterprise of some of the State's most innovative companies. The Awards have helped open doors for emerging and established exporters and provided well-earned recognition for companies that are true leaders. The Awards are open to a wide range of organisations; from...
Industry and Innovation
Department News
19 May 2016
Consumer Protection is warning WA consumers and businesses not to deal with a convicted travelling conman and his son who are offering bitumen laying services. William Orchard is the sole Director of Westech Surfacing Pty Ltd and the son of William Barr , also known as William “Billy” Orchard , who has been convicted of consumer related offences in New South Wales. Consumer Protection believes...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 May 2016
The Map of Bush Fire Prone Areas 2016 (the Map) will be available from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) website from noon tomorrow. The Map will be given effect by the accompanying Fire and Emergency Services (Bush Fire Prone Areas) Order 2016 which will be published in tomorrow’s Government Gazette. The designation of bush fire prone areas, as shown on the Map, comes into...
Building Commission
Department News
19 May 2016
Parents urged to measure cots to check if safety standards are being met Older cots that do not meet current safety standards should be destroyed New campaign launched to educate parents about the risks About 50 West Australian children are taken to hospital with cot-related injuries each year, prompting a new campaign to educate parents about the safety of second-hand cots. Commerce Minister...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 May 2016
​ Normal 11am-5pm public holiday trading extended to 8am-6pm in Perth More convenience for consumers, more freedom for retailers Perth shoppers will enjoy four extra retail trading hours on the Western Australia Day public holiday on June 6, 2016, with general retail shops in the metropolitan area allowed to open from 8am to 6pm. The same extended hours will also apply to the Queen's Birthday...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 May 2016
WA victims have lost almost $400,000 so far this year in an alarming escalation of the tech support scam. From 1 January to 30 April 2016, WA ScamNet at Consumer Protection received reports from 36 victims who had lost a total of $397,151 to the scam. During the same period last year, 25 victims had reported losing a total of $78,386. During 2015, 70 victims reported losing a total of $188,478...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 May 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by 18 cents per litre (cpl) to 123.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 17 May 2016, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 129.9 cpl (an increase of 27 cpl). Most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 128.9 cpl, most Caltex...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 May 2016
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Cots are supposed to be a place for babies to rest and sleep safely but Kidsafe WA reports that 51 children attended Princess Margaret Hospital in 2014/2015 with cot-related injuries. If you buy or receive a second-hand cot, it may not meet current Australian safety standards, increasing the risk of injury to any baby placed in that...
Consumer Protection
Department News
16 May 2016
Consumer Protection is again warning Western Australians about phone scammers posing as the Australian Tax Office (ATO), as well as highlighting a new trend after a Mandurah woman lost more than $7,000 paying the scammers with iTunes gift cards. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard says fraudsters, usually overseas, make vulnerable members of our community anxious and steal...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 May 2016
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Changes to the way several new TV channels broadcast is causing reception issues for some television users, and sellers of TVs or set top boxes should attune to this. Until recently, all networks were broadcasting in either standard definition or high definition using the MPEG-2 video format. Now, however, some high definition...
Consumer Protection
Department News
12 May 2016
Halls Head man Roy Keith Perkins (TL2619), director of Nucross (W.A.) Pty Ltd, trading as Perkins Plumbing Contractors, has been fined and had his plumbing tradesperson’s licence suspended by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) as a result of disciplinary action by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB).
Building Commission
Media release
09 May 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 19 cents per litre (cpl) to 123.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 10 May 2016, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 128.9 cpl (an increase of 29 cpl). Most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price to 127.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 May 2016
Nominations have been called for the prestigious Work Safety Awards Western Australia 2016. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the Awards aimed to publicly acknowledge the excellent workplace innovations and occupational safety and health systems being developed in WA. “The Work Safety Awards Western Australia recognise outstanding occupational safety and health management,...
WorkSafe
Media release
06 May 2016
Consumers and businesses in WA are being warned not to respond to an advertisement which offers ‘unbeatable deals’ on mobile phones and other devices. The advertisement which appeared in My Business magazine is offering Apple and Samsung mobile phones at almost half of their normal cost. It does not show the name of a retailer or any other contact details except for an email address: orderproduct...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 May 2016
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard The product, membership or subscription may say “free trial” but in many cases it turns into an automatic charge or renewal and consumers need to be aware of this marketing trap. We receive many complaints and enquiries from consumers who report receiving unexpected charges resulting from the automatic charging or renewals of...
Consumer Protection
Department News
05 May 2016
West Perth building partnership Promeq Pty Ltd and Molouky Pty Ltd (reg. BC11750) has been fined $3,000 ($1,500 each partner) and its nominated supervisor Muin Qaqish of Subiaco (BC100885 & BP11578) $1,000 for negligent and misleading conduct as a result of disciplinary action by the Building Services Board.
Building Commission
Media release
03 May 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 19 cents per litre (cpl) to 122.1 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 3 May 2016, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 128.9 cpl (an increase of 28 cpl). Most Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 125.9 cpl, most Caltex...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 May 2016
It’s been advertised as a game ‘taking Australia by storm’ and claims to offer ‘seven ways to win’, but Consumer Protection is urging the community to exercise caution in relation to Lotto Spring / lottospring.com. An advertisement for the scheme was published in The West Australian newspaper on the 20 th of April 2016; bringing Lotto Spring to the attention of WA authorities. The scheme is also...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Apr 2016
A registered real estate sales representative has been fined a total of $8,000 and given a criminal conviction by the Joondalup Magistrates Court for managing a property without an agent’s licence as well as for breaching tenancy laws. Ebony Te Whakaaronga Cheetham of Clarkson was convicted in her absence on 22 April 2016 and also ordered to pay costs of $700. In December 2013 Ms Cheetham offered...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Apr 2016

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