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Consumer Protection is advising customers of Gerry Gibbs Camera House in Cannington that the store has closed down and the company has gone into liquidation. Only the Cannington store is affected. All other Camera House stores in WA are independently owned and remain operating. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard said the liquidator has advised Consumer Protection that...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Jul 2016
Consumer Protection is concerned customers who have booked through a travel agency which closed down this week may have had their travel arrangements cancelled due to non-payment. A Director of Azberg Pty Ltd , trading as Global Plus Holidays in Northbridge, has confirmed the business is facing financial difficulty and is seeking advice from insolvency accountants. Five consumers of Global Plus...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Jul 2016
An interim ban on electrically unsafe self-balancing scooters, also known as hoverboards, has now been introduced as a mandatory standard for the next two years. Self-balancing scooters are also known as gliders, smart boards, sky walkers or mod boards. Most two-wheel scooters are manufactured in China and range in retail in price in Australia from $150 to $1,000. The original ban came into place...
Consumer Protection
Department News
29 Jul 2016
The Shire of Waroona has been fined $110,000 (and ordered to pay $8336.30 in costs) over the August 2013 death of a man at its Buller Road refuse site. The Shire pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace for a person who was not an employee, and was fined in the Mandurah Magistrates Court today. The man who died was the uncle of the manager of the refuse site. He was not...
WorkSafe
Media release
28 Jul 2016
A WorkSafe proactive inspection program looking at commercial property owners and property managers has revealed a generally low level of knowledge about workplace safety responsibilities. The program was conducted throughout most of the 2015/16 financial year, and focused on the owners and property managers of small to medium sized shopping centres. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the...
WorkSafe
Media release
27 Jul 2016
An air conditioning tradesman was accused of “essentially stealing” while being fined a total of $9,000 by the Joondalup Magistrates Court for taking deposits from three consumers but failing to deliver the goods. Christopher John Brocklebank , trading as Perth Evaporative Air and Gas Services , was also ordered to pay $7,963 in costs and to refund $3,700 to the three consumers as compensation...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Jul 2016
Kinross man Hajir Mobin trading as Danny’s Plumbing and Gas Services, whose conduct has been the subject of several public warnings and prosecution action by the Department of Commerce, has been prosecuted by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB) for carrying out unauthorised plumbing work.
Building Commission
Media release
25 Jul 2016
Malaga company Shed Systems Pty Ltd and its sole director David Walter Ah Chee have been prosecuted by the Building Commissioner and fined a total of $100,000 plus costs for contractual and registration-related offences.
Building Commission
Media release
25 Jul 2016
The Building Services Board (BSB) has refreshed its builder examinations to align with current legislation and building practices.
Building Commission
Department News
25 Jul 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 12 cents per litre (cpl) to 124.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 26 July 2016, most Caltex Woolworths, BP, Caltex and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 129.9 cpl (an increase of 19 cpl by Caltex Woolworths, 17 cpl by BP and Caltex...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Jul 2016
Wageline is moving on Friday 29 July and we are closing early at 3pm on this day. Wageline will reopen at 9.30am on Monday 1 August ready to take your calls. From Tuesday 2 August, Wageline will have new standard operating hours: Monday: 8.30am- 4.30pm Tuesday 8.30am- 4.30pm Wednesday: 10.00am- 4.30pm Thursday: 8.30am- 4.30pm Friday: 8.30am- 4.30pm
Labour Relations
Department News
25 Jul 2016
A wedding and event planning company has been fined $50,000 by the Joondalup Magistrates Court and five WA couples who were left out of pocket when it became insolvent have been awarded a total of $75,775 in compensation. Acceler8 Group Pty Ltd (in liquidation) , which traded as Bali D’Luxe , was convicted of five offences under the Australian Consumer Law of wrongly accepting payment and failing...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Jul 2016
WorkSafe is undertaking a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues in takeaway food outlets. The inspection program will involve inspectors visiting fast food outlets in Perth and regional areas of the State throughout the 2016/17 financial year. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the inspection program had been prompted by a significant number of lost-time injuries in the...
WorkSafe
Media release
21 Jul 2016
The Australia wide roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) commenced on 1 July 2016. To coincide with this, new information guides have been released for consumers with disabilities about their rights and businesses with useful information about their obligations under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). The ACL provides protection when you buy goods like food, electrical items...
Consumer Protection
Department News
21 Jul 2016
WorkSafe has issued a further warning to carefully check High Risk Work Licences after discovering another falsified licence. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today WorkSafe had recently been alerted to a licence that had been altered to include a class of high risk work for which the owner had not been trained. “In this latest instance, a licence was presented to an engineering...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Jul 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 10 cents per litre (cpl) to 124.7 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 19 July 2016, most BP and Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 129.9 cpl, an increase of 14 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 127.9 cpl,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Jul 2016
Western Australian Building Commissioner Peter Gow today announced that the Building Commission will carry out an independent audit of the use of Yuanda products in the WA construction industry, beginning with the Perth Children’s Hospital.
Building Commission
Media release
15 Jul 2016
Employment scams are on the rise in response to the economic downturn, according to Consumer Protection. In the 2015/16 financial year WA ScamNet received 48 reports regarding employment scam attempts, with at least 18 victims confirming losses of $42,100 between them. This is an increase compared to the 2014/15 financial year when there were 32 reports of employment scam attempts and 13 victims...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Jul 2016
A former registered WorkSafe Assessor has been fined $1800 (and ordered to pay $488.50 in costs) for not complying with his duties in assessing candidates for High Risk Work Licences. Cornelius Van Luxemborg – also known as Kees Van Luxemborg - pleaded guilty to six charges relating to the issue of notices of satisfactory assessment for High Risk Work Licences, and was fined in the Fremantle...
WorkSafe
Media release
13 Jul 2016
Banksia Grove man Gordon Leslie Bodsworth , trading as Utopia Landscape Projects , has been prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for offences he committed in contracting for landscaping work at an Iluka property in September 2014.
Building Commission
Media release
12 Jul 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 9 cents per litre (cpl) to 126.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 12 July 2016, most BP, Caltex, Coles Express and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 129.9 cpl (an increase of 12 cpl by BP, Caltex and Puma and 10 cpl by Coles Express...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jul 2016
WorkSafe is undertaking a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues in pubs, taverns and bars. The inspection program will involve inspectors visiting pub, tavern and bar workplaces in Perth and regional areas of the State throughout the 2016/17 financial year. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the significant number of lost-time injuries in the sector had prompted the...
WorkSafe
Media release
07 Jul 2016
Pemberton builder John George Ryan (BP8830 & BC8830) has been fined $5,000 by the Building Services Board for failing to manage and supervise work he carried out at a Manjimup property between March 2010 and July 2011.
Building Commission
Media release
05 Jul 2016
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Tragically, between one and two children die in Australian homes every year as a result of blind or curtain cords that don’t comply with safety standards causing choking or strangulation. There are similar deaths occurring regularly across the world. That’s why Consumer Protection WA recently joined fellow Australian and...
Consumer Protection
Department News
04 Jul 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 10 cents per litre (cpl) to 128.0 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 5 July 2016, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 133.9 cpl, an increase of 15 cpl. The majority of Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Jul 2016

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