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Scammers promoting a fake investment scheme using an image of mining entrepreneur Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest have claimed a Bunbury woman as a victim who is reporting a total loss of $670,000. The woman found the investment scheme being promoted on Facebook and LinkedIn in March 2019 and said she has since made six payments to bank accounts in Australia and Germany as well as a credit card account...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Sep 2019
A Bayswater panel beater who has taken money from customers but failed to complete the work is the target of a public warning by Consumer Protection as well as an appeal for vehicle owners to come forward. Raymond John Goodall , trading as The Force in Smash Repairs (deregistered) , has attracted numerous consumer complaints over many years and currently has dozens of vehicles that have been...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Sep 2019
Removing the requirement to have a licence to be an auctioneer in WA is being proposed following a review of the Auction Sales Act. However, protections will be boosted with extra conduct standards and power for the Commissioner for Consumer Protection to take action to prevent unfit persons from working in the auction industry which covers the auctioning of all types of goods, including the sale...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Sep 2019
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 21 cents per litre (cpl) to 151.4 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 17 September 2019, many Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 167.9 cpl (increasing by 36 cpl). Most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 161.9 cpl,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Sep 2019
The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has today released an online survey regarding the inclusion of mandatory requirements in the National Construction Code (NCC) for the development of Performance Solutions. You have been invited to complete the survey in order to help inform the development of draft NCC provisions for public consultation and the associated regulation impact analysis. The...
Building and Energy
Department News
13 Sep 2019
Building and Energy is inviting Western Australians to share their views on ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of home building approval processes. A public consultation launched today is seeking input from property owners, the building industry, local government and other stakeholders with an interest in home construction. Under WA’s current home building approval processes, a...
Building and Energy
Media release
12 Sep 2019
With Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Consumer Protection is aware that contamination or damage to homes from illegal drug activity is a worry for tenants, owners and property industry professionals. But how do you identify past production, or smoking, of meth, heroin or cannabis at a property and whether there are potential health risks as a result? We’ve been working with WA’...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Sep 2019
A Perth registered builder has had to pay almost $83,000 in penalties and has also received a caution for unauthorised work and building defects at a Swanbourne property. At its August 2019 meeting, the Building Services Board found that Theodoros Sartzidis (BP/BC12815) had been negligent under WA’s building registration laws after he carried out work that differed from approved plans and without...
Building and Energy
Media release
11 Sep 2019
A Rivervale builder has been fined $1,000 for misleading conduct after understating a project’s value by two-thirds on insurance documents and a building permit application. Matteo Daqui (BC/BP 9459) was contracted to provide roofing, renovation and painting services at a Leeming home in June 2018. The final account for all the work was $106,718. However, an investigation by Building and Energy...
Building and Energy
Media release
11 Sep 2019
A state-wide education campaign over the last two months has focussed on minimum rates of pay and staff entitlements for workers in beauty salons operating in the state industrial relations system. Over 500 businesses across Western Australia were provided with information on the minimum conditions for employees in this industry. Beauty salons in the state industrial relations system are those...
Labour Relations
Department News
09 Sep 2019
The average price of unleaded petrol is set to increase by over 19 cents per litre (cpl) to 148.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 10 September 2019, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 159.9 cpl (hiking by 30 cpl). Most BP sites are hiking their ULP price to 157.9 cpl, most Caltex...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Sep 2019
With Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Consumer Protection is reminding Western Australians how important it is to use licensed repairers to service or fix cars. Backyard or bush mechanics operate in WA and even though Consumer Protection aims to identify them and stop them, the community can help by always choosing licensed repairers, to protect themselves and their vehicles...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Sep 2019
Two people behind a concrete business have been fined $6,000 each by the Perth Magistrates Court and ordered to pay $7,215 in compensation to three consumers who paid deposits but did not receive any concrete supplies. Dufty Jack Minhinnick , the registered owner of Niche Concrete Services of Coodanup near Mandurah, and Belinda Louise McFarland (nee Rodda) , whose name was used to open the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Sep 2019
A Maylands real estate agency and its supervisor have been reprimanded and fined a total of $15,000 by the State Administrative Tribunal for failing to lodge tenancy bonds with the Bond Administrator within the required time limit and for recording wrong dates when received. Caputo & Clay Pty Ltd , formerly trading as Harcourts Integrity and currently trading as Perth Realty Group , was fined...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Sep 2019
WorkSafe will conduct a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues with some of the highest risk pressure vessels in workplaces in WA. The program will continue throughout the 2019/20 financial year, and will focus on some of the State’s highest risk pressure vessels in both metropolitan and regional areas. WorkSafe Director Sally North said the inspection program was being conducted...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Sep 2019
WorkSafe is conducting a proactive inspection program to look at safety and health issues for workers in WA primary and secondary schools. The program will continue until the end of the 2019/20 financial year, and will include both private and public schools in metropolitan and regional areas of the State. It will expand on a previous inspection program looking at hazards facing cleaners and...
WorkSafe
Media release
03 Sep 2019
Western Australia’s employment of children laws in the Children and Community Services Act 2004 apply to all workplaces including temporary workplaces such as pop up retail outlets, mobile food vans, and amusement rides. If you own or manage a business or stall operating during the Perth Royal Show you need to know: 15 years old is the youngest a child can work on an amusement ride, including...
Labour Relations
Department News
02 Sep 2019
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 19 cents per litre (cpl) to 148.9 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 3 September 2019, many Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 159.9 cpl (increasing by 30 cpl). Most BP and Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 156.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Sep 2019
Consumer Protection WA has given its seal of approval to 270 Perth Royal Showbags after product safety inspectors checked about 1500 toys and novelty items that will be sold at the Claremont Showground. Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard says the majority of toys and novelty items have been ticked off as safe for kids to have bags of fun with. “I’m pleased to announce that most...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Aug 2019
With Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard If you don’t know much about iTunes gift cards, that’s music to scammers’ ears. Fraudsters call out-of-the-blue pretending to be a representative of a government agency, such as the Australian Tax Office (ATO), or they might pose as a utility company – they say you owe money and make threats to scare you, claiming you can pay off the debt...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Aug 2019
Consumer Protection is offering some reassurances for residents of two WA retirement villages affected by the Settlers group of companies being placed into receivership. Administrators and receivers have been appointed to the company which operates a total of 463 units at Settlers Lakeside village in Ravenswood near Mandurah and Settlers Ridgewood Rise near Butler, as well as two villages in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Aug 2019
The Building Services Board has fined Wangara building surveying contractor Constructive Building Consultants Pty Ltd (BSC2033) $2,500 and building surveyor Caillam Walter Bruyn (BSP2164) $1,000 after they signed off on a Toodyay community facility that did not meet construction requirements. In 2016, the Shire of Toodyay received a certificate of construction compliance for the newly built...
Building and Energy
Media release
29 Aug 2019
Major WA builder Dale Alcock Homes Pty Ltd (BC7309) and its nominated supervisor Dale Andrew Alcock (BP7184) have been fined a total of $10,000 in relation to a defective concrete slab that ultimately led to a decision to demolish and reconstruct a Woodvale house. The Building Services Board fined the company and Mr Alcock $5,000 each under WA’s building registration laws for failing to properly...
Building and Energy
Media release
28 Aug 2019
The company that managed Morley Galleria Shopping Centre when two men were killed and two severely injured in an explosion in 2015 has been fined $45,000.
WorkSafe
Media release
27 Aug 2019
It has come to the attention of the Plumbers Licensing Board (the Board) that in a small number of cases plumbing apprentices who have completed their apprenticeships, and obtained the appropriate qualifications to apply for a plumbing tradespersons licence are continuing to work in the industry without obtaining the required licence to do so. This results in the former apprentice effectively...
Building and Energy
Department News
26 Aug 2019

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