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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
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
On 1 August 2015 the Plumbers Licensing Board will amend the way in which plumbers must give notice that drainage plumbing work is ready to be inspected.
Building Commission
Department News
31 Jul 2015
An air conditioning salesman who has been the subject of numerous warnings and legal actions by Consumer Protection over many years has accepted a five year ban from the industry. Alwyn Robert Healy of Tapping has agreed to a court-enforceable undertaking which prevents him from being involved in a retail air conditioning business in any capacity including as an owner, manager or employee for a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Jul 2015
On 1 July 2015 Standards Australia published new 2015 versions of AS/NZS 3500, Part 1 Water services and Part 2 Sanitary plumbing and drainage. As of 1 May 2015 the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA) is the primary document that sets the plumbing standards in Western Australia and the AS/NZS 3500:2003, Parts 1, 2 and 4 are called up as Deemed-to-Satisfy referenced documents in the PCA. It should be...
Building Commission
Department News
30 Jul 2015
Perth’s northern suburbs are to become the focus of a new proactive inspection program by WorkSafe. WorkSafe Director Chris Kirwin said today the program would involve construction inspectors checking safety standards at construction sites across the northern suburbs from Joondalup to Yanchep in the last week of August. “The program will be part of a continuing series of proactive inspection...
WorkSafe
Media release
29 Jul 2015
Eight original and creative local inventions will vie for the top prize at the 2015 Western Australian Innovator of the Year awards .
Industry and Innovation
Media release
28 Jul 2015
Consumer Protection today launched a campaign to help prevent Indigenous consumers from signing up for funeral plans that can be expensive, complex and not suitable for their needs. The “Avoid a funeral R.I.P-off” national campaign provides helpful advice for Indigenous Australians about their rights under the Australian Consumer Law, before buying a funeral plan or funeral cover. Commissioner...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Jul 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 14 cents per litre (cpl) to 144.9 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 28 July 2015, most Caltex, Puma and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP prices to 149.9 cpl, an increase of between 17 and 34 cpl by Caltex, 18 to 29 cpl by Puma and 18...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Jul 2015
With Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll... In the last 15 years at least 14 children under nine years old have died from domestic furniture falling on them in Australia. Anyone who has been around small children will know that they like to climb on furniture, however if freestanding items such as bookcases, drawers or wardrobes fall, they can trap, crush or suffocate a child...
Consumer Protection
Department News
24 Jul 2015
Customers of the Fremantle-based travel agency, Sky Air Services, are being urged to contact Consumer Protection with the agency experiencing financial difficulties. Ten customers of the agency have contacted Consumer Protection in recent days reporting that flights and accommodation booked by the agency on their behalf have not been paid for despite the customers making payments in full to the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Jul 2015
Consumer Protection is once again warning consumers not to deal with ‘bitumen bandits’ who offer to lay driveways on-the-spot with material supposedly leftover from another job and then leave town before you can challenge them about their shoddy work and materials. Reports received by Consumer Protection’s Mid-West office suggest that two men in high-visibility work clothes, driving a white ute...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Jul 2015
Nollamara retired builder Carlo Muia (previous reg. BP9602) has been fined $5,000 by the Building Services Board for negligent conduct and failing to comply with an order of the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT), which are disciplinary matters under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011.
Building Commission
Media release
23 Jul 2015
North Perth man Damion Francis Blundell, trading under the unregistered business name Blundell and Sons, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration and contractual offences he committed in relation to painting work he carried out at a Cottesloe property between October 2012 and March 2013.
Building Commission
Media release
22 Jul 2015
Consumers are warned to avoid dealings with Kinross man Hajir Mobin, trading as Danny’s Plumbing and Gas Services, who has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for carrying out unauthorised plumbing work at properties in Claremont and Shenton Park in January 2014.
Building Commission
Media release
22 Jul 2015
The Building Services Board has imposed a condition on Saad Soliman’s builder’s registration (reg. BP10488) to restrict him from being a nominated supervisor of another building company, partnership or body in which he owns shares, or is a director, partner or member.
Building Commission
Media release
20 Jul 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 13 cents per litre (cpl) to 144.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 21 July 2015, most BP and Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price by 18 cpl to 149.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 147.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Jul 2015
WA consumers who purchase and use illegal mobile phone repeaters could face serious consequences, as the devices interfere with mobile phone networks and may prevent people making emergency calls. The repeaters re-generate or replicate a mobile signal and can be purchased overseas or on the internet, often from unscrupulous suppliers who incorrectly inform consumers that they are legal to use in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Jul 2015
Engineers Australia is hosting a free student night as part of Australian Engineering Week 2015.
Building Commission
Department News
15 Jul 2015
An unlicensed car dealer was fined $3,000 and ordered to pay costs of $3,400 by the Joondalup Magistrates Court on 10 July 2015. Robert Mark Thompson of Carramar had purchased 18 vehicles and sold 15 from October 2012 to April 2014 without having a licence as required by the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. Mr Thompson was found guilty after Magistrate Gluestein rejected the defence argument that his...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Jul 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 13 cents per litre (cpl) to 144.1 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 14 July 2015, most Caltex and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 149.9 cpl – a hike of 18 to 30 cpl by Caltex and 18 cpl by Puma. Most BP sites are increasing their ULP...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Jul 2015
With Consumer Protection Commissioner Anne Driscoll Things to consider before making an offer on a property You might walk into a home and fall in love with it very quickly but it is important to do your own research and ask questions before making a written offer on a property. There is no mandatory cooling-off period for real estate contracts in Western Australia, so make sure you know what you...
Consumer Protection
Department News
13 Jul 2015
A father, mother and their son have been fined a total of $81,440 by the Armadale Magistrates Court on 9 July 2015 for buying and selling vehicles from their homes in Merredin and Camillo without having a licence. It was the parents’ third offence of illegal car dealing and they were given a daily penalty on top of a fine. Andrew John Gregory (46) was fined $20,000 and a daily penalty of $30 for...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Jul 2015
A New Norcia farming company and a company Director have been fined a total of $35,000 over an incident in which an employee had parts of three fingers amputated by an auger hopper. GP Mackie and Co Pty Ltd was fined $25,000 and company Director Peter Gilbert Mackie was fined $10,000 in the Moora Magistrates Court this week. The company and Mr Mackie both pleaded guilty to failing to provide and...
WorkSafe
Media release
10 Jul 2015

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