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Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 2 October 2014, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 154.9 cpl. Most BP, Coles Express and Puma Energy sites are increasing their ULP price up to 153.9 cpl, most Gull sites up to 152.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 151.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Oct 2014
WorkSafe is conducting a further inspection program to look at safety standards in restaurants throughout the 2014/15 financial year. An initial inspection program in this sector was conducted last financial year, and the areas of concern identified by that program prompted a follow-up. The program will focus on larger restaurants in both metropolitan and regional areas. WorkSafe Director Joe...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 Sep 2014
WorkSafe is conducting a further inspection program to look at safety standards in restaurants throughout the 2014/15 financial year. An initial inspection program in this sector was conducted last financial year, and the areas of concern identified by that program prompted a follow-up. The program will focus on larger restaurants in both metropolitan and regional areas. WorkSafe Director Joe...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 Sep 2014
After fifteen years being based at the Forrest Centre on St Georges Terrace in Perth, Consumer Protection has moved to a new CBD location. The main location is Gordon Stephenson House, 140 William Street Perth with front counter services available on Level 2. The move is in line with the state government's plan to consolidate existing office space for the public service. Consumer Protection’s...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Sep 2014
The Building Commissioner is warning consumers to be wary of dealing with formerly registered Western Australian building company AFRA Construction Pty Ltd and its two directors Mal Afrasiabi and Fazollah (Fred) Afrasiabi after receiving information that Mal Afrasiabi may be continuing to operate without the required registration.
Building Commission
Media release
26 Sep 2014
An Applecross bakery has been fined $9000 (plus more than $900 in costs) over an incident in which an employee’s arm was broken when it was trapped in a dough mixer. Newform Holdings Pty Ltd – trading as La Crust Bakery – pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. In August 2012, a baker employed by Newform Holdings...
WorkSafe
Media release
26 Sep 2014
Labour Relations is now located at: Level 4 (Reception is on Level 5) The West Centre 1260 Hay Street West Perth View on Google Maps Wageline's phone number will remain 1300 655 266. Other contact details: Tel: (+618) 6251 2100 Fax: (+618) 6251 2803 Email: labourrelations@commerce.wa.gov.au
Labour Relations / Corporate
Department News
26 Sep 2014
The Building Commissioner has renewed his warning to consumers not to deal with an unregistered painter who is continuing to advertise and carry out unauthorised painting work despite having been successfully prosecuted in 2012.
Building Commission
Media release
25 Sep 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 16 October 2014 Session 2: Thursday 20 November 2014 Time: 5.30pm to 8.30pm Cost: Free The detailed...
Building Commission
Event
25 Sep 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 25 September 2014, most Puma Energy sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 153.9 cpl. Most BP, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and Gull sites are increasing their ULP price up to 152.9 cpl, and most Peak sites up to 151.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Sep 2014
A Rockingham car dealer, its Director and a sales representative have been fined a total of $19,400 and ordered to pay Court costs of $7,263 by the Rockingham Magistrates Court after making false and misleading statements regarding the warranty on a used vehicle. All Commercials Pty Ltd , its Director/yard manager and a sales representative were charged by Consumer Protection for being in breach...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Sep 2014
The St Georges Terrace office of Consumer Protection is moving offices over the September long weekend and in preparation it will close early this Friday . Bonds will close at 1.00pm; while all other services (including our Contact Centre) will close at 3.30pm. While there may be some minor services disruptions, we expect to be fully operational by 10.00am, Tuesday 30 September 2014. If you have...
Consumer Protection / Corporate
Department News
22 Sep 2014
A Wangara motor vehicle dealer and its sole Director have been ordered to pay a total of more than $80,000 in fines and costs by the Joondalup Magistrates Court for selling used vehicles without a warranty. Ridgehaven Holdings Pty Ltd, trading as Wanneroo Cars and Commercials of Wangara (now closed), and its sole Director Brian John Whitehead pleaded guilty to 29 charges under the Australian...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Sep 2014
Electrical safety regulator Energy Safety will launch a public awareness campaign next month to alert property owners with overhead power lines about their legal responsibilities.
EnergySafety
Media release
18 Sep 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 18 September 2014, most Caltex, Puma Energy and BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 152.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and Gull sites are increasing their ULP price up to 151.9 cpl, and most Peak sites are increasing their price up to 150.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Sep 2014
This year’s finalists in the WA Industry and Export Awards program were recognised at a certificate presentation breakfast this morning held at Kings Park. Read the rest of the Media Statement at the WA Government site
Corporate
Media release
17 Sep 2014
Consumer Protection has issued an alert concerning the illegal fundraising activities in Western Australia of an unlicensed breast cancer charity. Reports that Breast Cancer Australia (BCA) has been selling raffle tickets to WA consumers via a telemarketing and doorknocking campaign has prompted this alert. Apart from its unlicensed status, the BCA is also not a current permit holder to conduct...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Sep 2014
An operation by Building Commission inspectors has resulted in the rectification of 43 dangerous solar water heater installations.
Building Commission
Department News
15 Sep 2014
A motor vehicle repairer has been fined $5,000 by the Armadale Magistrates Court for operating their business after failing to fulfil the basic requirements to renew their licence. Norton Enterprises (WA) Pty Ltd , trading as Beemer Motor Workshop of Maddington, pleaded guilty on 11 September 2014, was fined $5,000 and ordered to pay Court costs of $623. Beemer Motor Workshop was first granted a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Sep 2014
The Building Commission on behalf of the Plumbers Licensing Board (the Board) recently undertook an investigation into compliance with the self-certification of plumbing work.
Building Commission
Department News
12 Sep 2014
The rural community of Wilga is now experiencing potentially life-saving improved mobile phone coverage and wireless broadband services, thanks to the State Government’s Royalties for Regions $40million Regional Mobile Communications Project (RMCP). Read the rest of the Media Statement at the WA Government site
Industry and Innovation
Media release
12 Sep 2014
In February 2014, the Plumbers Licensing Board (the Board), via the Building Commission, introduced a new audit process to complement its previous compliance monitoring activities.
Building Commission
Department News
12 Sep 2014
Consumer Protection would like to hear from consumers who have paid deposits to a Bunbury restaurant called World Kitchen, the overarching business The Singing Chef or Little Cornish Restaurant Pty Limited, or owner/director John Dudley. A visit to the business premises on Cobblestone Drive, along with discussions with employees, indicates that the restaurant has closed its doors. Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Sep 2014
Nominations have now opened for the 2015 Consumer Protection Awards which publicly recognise those who promote consumer and tenants’ rights as well as product safety in the community. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll is urging West Australians to nominate individuals and organisations who they believe are making a valuable contribution in the area of consumer protection. “Last...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Sep 2014
A South Perth real estate agency and its former property manager have been fined by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) for breaching the Real Estate and Business Agents Act in the management of two rental properties and the operation of their trust accounts. Prosser Real Estate Pty Ltd , trading as Swan River Real Estate , was fined a total of $15,000 and ordered to pay Court costs of $2,500...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Sep 2014

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