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A garden fertiliser company has been fined $100,000 over the 2012 death of a labour hire worker at its Jandakot premises. A Richards Pty Ltd – trading as Richgro Garden Products – pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing the death of a labour hire worker, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court on Monday. In January 2008, Richgro...
WorkSafe
Media release
26 Nov 2014
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by 9 cents per litre (cpl) to 139.4 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Thursday 27 November 2014, most BP sites are increasing their ULP prices by 14 cpl to 143.9 cpl; the majority of Caltex sites by 13 cpl to 142.9 cpl; most Puma Energy, Caltex Woolworths and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Nov 2014
The State Government has announced reforms to the building approvals process for single residential housing which will reduce time delays, giving owners and builders greater certainty that planning and building requirements will be met.
Building Commission
Media release
25 Nov 2014
Western Australians are being encouraged to ‘pack some peace of mind’ when booking their next holiday. The campaign – an initiative of all Australian consumer protection agencies – has been timed to coincide with the ending of the licensing system for travel agents and the winding down of the associated consumer compensation scheme (Travel Compensation Fund). Commissioner for Consumer Protection...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Nov 2014
A property manager has been disqualified from holding a real estate and business agents’ licence and triennial certificate for five years for failing to deposit income from rental properties into a trust account. Van Dung Nguyen, formerly of Girrawheen, was also fined $3,000 by the State Administrative Tribunal on 20 November 2014. Mr Nguyen faced disciplinary action by Consumer Protection after...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Nov 2014
WorkSafe will hold free information sessions across the State on the new national occupational safety and health laws, visiting regional centres in December. The WA version of the Model Work Health and Safety Bill was tabled in Parliament last month as a Green Bill for public consultation, and information sessions on the Bill are being offered in major regional areas. WorkSafe Acting Executive...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 Nov 2014
Removal of some licence application requirements eases the burden on business Criteria to qualify as a ‘small retail shop’ expanded Significant reductions in red tape for Western Australian businesses, as well as further easing of retail trading restrictions. Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said changes to the Consumer Protection Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 would help the retail, motor...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Nov 2014
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by about 8 cents per litre (cpl) tomorrow to 141.8 cpl, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Thursday 20 November 2014, most BP sites are increasing their ULP prices by 16 cpl to 149.9 cpl; the majority of Coles Express sites by 12 cpl to 144.9 cpl; most Puma Energy sites up to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Nov 2014
Consumer Protection has issued an alert after many West Australians desperate to get a loan have been duped by online loan scams. In the past 12 months, 13 people have reported losses of more than $25,000 after applying for loans online and then being contacted by scammers. They are told their loan has been approved and asked to pay fees upfront in the belief that they would then receive their...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Nov 2014
WA’s cyclone season has now begun, and businesses throughout the North-West of the State have been reminded to ensure contingency plans are established and in operation. WorkSafe Acting Executive Director Ian Munns said today it was crucial that everyone on sea and on land knew what to do when there was a cyclone in the area. “The cyclone season officially began on November 1, and under workplace...
WorkSafe
Media release
13 Nov 2014
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by about 8 cents per litre tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Thursday 13 November 2014, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP prices by 13 cents per litre (cpl) to 145.9 cpl; the majority of BP sites by 9 cpl, also to 145.9 cpl; most Puma Energy, Caltex...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Nov 2014
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by about 10 cents per litre tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Thursday 6 November 2014, most BP sites are increasing their ULP prices by 12 cents per litre (cpl) to 147.9 cpl; the majority of Puma Energy sites by 13 cpl to 146.9 cpl; most Gull, Caltex Woolworths,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Nov 2014
A Duncraig man has been fined $2,500 by the Joondalup Magistrates Court on 31 October 2014 for selling cars without a licence. Robert John Broadway had bought numerous vehicles from auction houses and privately between August 2012 and May 2014 and then sold them on Gumtree without having a dealer’s licence as required by the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. Mr Broadway was ordered to pay costs of $779...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Nov 2014
If you’re a subcontractor in the construction industry and have had issues getting paid for your work then we want to hear from you! As a subcontractor, you rely on being paid by those who you have benefited from your hard work. Cash flow is critical to the survival of the business and disputes over payment can be costly and time consuming. The Construction Contracts Act 2004 was established by...
Building Commission
Event
03 Nov 2014
First time ever 7am opening (Mon-Sat) for all general retail shops for Christmas Later 6pm closure for Saturday shopping Extended trading for Sundays, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Australia Day Job opportunities for young workers For the first time in WA’s history, all general retail shops in the Perth metropolitan area will be allowed to open as early as 7am on weekdays and Saturdays during...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Nov 2014
The four winners of the prestigious 2014 Work Safety Awards Western Australia were announced this morning. St John of God Murdoch Hospital, St John of God Subiaco Hospital, Peter Minchin and Brian Pugsley are the winners of the Award categories. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said this morning the four winners were examples of the many excellent workplace innovations and occupational...
WorkSafe
Media release
31 Oct 2014
A landscaping company and its Director have been fined a total of $95,000 (plus $6000 in costs) after a member of the public died after being struck by a bobcat on a landscaping site in November 2011. Total Landscape Redevelopment Service Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the safety of a person who was not an employee, and was fined $75,000 in the Perth Magistrates Court today...
WorkSafe
Media release
31 Oct 2014
Please be advised that the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is currently undertaking a project to reduce the level of regulation in the National Construction Code (NCC). The ABCB has released a survey to seek stakeholder feedback on potentially redundant or unnecessary NCC provisions. The survey closes on 12 December 2014 and is available by clicking the link below. Complete the Regulation...
Building Commission
Alert
30 Oct 2014
Western Australian consumers are being warned about a Ballajura man who is under investigation for promoting pyramid schemes based in the United States. Leon Shipard (75) has been promoting the AndThanks2U website ( www.andthanks2u.com ) by posting leaflets in the letterboxes of Perth homes and advertising in the ‘business opportunities’ section of the Quokka classified newspaper. Quokka has now...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Oct 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 30 October 2014, most Caltex and Puma Energy sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 146.9 cpl; most BP sites up to 146.9 cpl; most Gull, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites up to 145.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 144.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Oct 2014
An unlicensed motor vehicle dealer and repairer has been fined a total of $12,000 by the Armadale Magistrates Court for operating a business without the proper licences. Terrence John Tanner of Kelmscott had bought and sold numerous vehicles between July 2012 and July 2014 without having a dealer’s licence as required by the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. He was fined $10,000 for this offence on 23...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Oct 2014
Western Australians are being given the opportunity to contribute to the State’s future workplace safety and health system following the tabling in Parliament of the draft Work Health and Safety Bill 2014 (‘the Green Bill’). WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch today called for public comment on the Bill, the WA version of the national Model Work Health and Safety Bill, the harmonised...
WorkSafe
Media release
23 Oct 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 23 October 2014, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 10 cents per litre (cpl) up to 149.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price up to 148.9 cpl, most Caltex sites up to 147.9 cpl, most Caltex Woolworths and Puma Energy sites up to 146.9 cpl and most Gull and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Oct 2014
The Building Commission will be running two information sessions to assist future builders to understand the process of becoming registered in Western Australia.
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Location: Ground floor Mason Bird Building, 303 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington Session 1: Thursday 20 November 2014 Time: 5.30pm to 8.30pm Cost: Free Session in January to be announced The detailed...
Building Commission
Event
17 Oct 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 16 October 2014, most BP, Caltex Woolworths, Caltex, Coles Express and Puma Energy sites are increasing their ULP price by 10 cents per litre (cpl) up to 151.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are increasing their ULP price up to 150.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP will be 149...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Oct 2014

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