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It’s been advertised as a game ‘taking Australia by storm’ and claims to offer ‘seven ways to win’, but Consumer Protection is urging the community to exercise caution in relation to Lotto Spring / lottospring.com. An advertisement for the scheme was published in The West Australian newspaper on the 20 th of April 2016; bringing Lotto Spring to the attention of WA authorities. The scheme is also...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Apr 2016
A registered real estate sales representative has been fined a total of $8,000 and given a criminal conviction by the Joondalup Magistrates Court for managing a property without an agent’s licence as well as for breaching tenancy laws. Ebony Te Whakaaronga Cheetham of Clarkson was convicted in her absence on 22 April 2016 and also ordered to pay costs of $700. In December 2013 Ms Cheetham offered...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Apr 2016
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard You may have seen or heard about a Samsung washing fire at a rental property in Wanneroo recently. Early indications are that it was a top loader which is subject to a national product safety recall and I would like to use the case as a reminder about recalled products that pose a threat to public safety. Under the Australian...
Consumer Protection
Department News
27 Apr 2016
The Building Commission is working with the building industry and local government to improve quality control in the residential building process.
Building Commission
Media release
26 Apr 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 18 cents per litre (cpl) to 119.8 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 26 April 2016, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 125.9 cpl (a hike of 26 to 31 cpl). Most BP and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price to 122.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Apr 2016
A proactive inspection program looking at construction sites in and around Perth’s CBD has found a high level of compliance with workplace safety laws. The program involved construction inspectors checking safety standards at construction sites in the CBD and surrounding suburbs east and west of the city earlier this month. WorkSafe Director Chris Kirwin said today the level of compliance with...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Apr 2016
A proactive inspection program covering a two-year period looking at safety in restaurants and cafes has uncovered several areas of concern within the industry. The proactive inspection program, carried out by WorkSafe inspectors over the 2014/15 and 2015/16 financial years, focused on restaurants and cafes across metropolitan and regional areas of the State. A total of 225 workplaces were...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Apr 2016
A Maddington man has been fined a total of $13,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court on 20 April 2016 for buying and selling vehicles without a dealer’s licence and for selling four vehicles that had their odometers wound-back. Mohammad Farhad Momand was fined $5,000 for unlicensed dealing between April 2013 and August 2014 and $2,000 for each of the four vehicles sold with altered odometers. He was...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Apr 2016
Dianella building company Frayson Pty Ltd (BC8331), trading as Instyle Residence and New Life Renovations has had its building contractor registration cancelled, its sole director and secretary Armand Noor has been made an ineligible person for one year and both have been fined and ordered to pay costs totalling $20,000 for the longest string of disciplinary allegations dealt with by the Building...
Building Commission
Media release
21 Apr 2016
Consumer Protection and WA Police are alarmed at new tactics being used by criminals to get fraud victims to transfer goods purchased using stolen or fake credit cards. The warning follows the recent case of a 49 year old Geraldton woman who received goods from a man she had met on a dating website. The man, who had an Asian accent, claimed to be living in Sydney and working in Canberra. After...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Apr 2016
North Fremantle building partnership Mark Desmond Tilbury (BP6681) and Susan Vaughane Tilbury (partnership BC11158) , trading as Mark Tilbury Home Improvements , have been cautioned by the Building Services Board for failing to comply with an order of the Building Commissioner.
Building Commission
Media release
19 Apr 2016
Overseas backpackers have been stung by an employment scam, losing money by responding to a fake online advertisement for jobs and accommodation in Collie. The victims have been contacting the Collie Visitors Centre and the Shire of Collie after arriving in the town expecting to start work at an orchard. They responded to a Gumtree advertisement looking for apple pickers at “Bluestone Fruits” –...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Apr 2016
A licensed real estate agent has been reprimanded and fined $3,000 by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) over unauthorised withdrawals from a trust account used in the management of a property in Forrestdale. Atul Kapoor , trading as Harcourts Elite Real Estate of Canning Vale, had also received management fees without having a valid appointment to act as a property manager. The SAT ordered...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Apr 2016
The Building Services Board has fined Osborne Park builder Ventura Home Group Pty Ltd (BC10805) $5,000 and its nominated supervisor Justayn Bean (BP13268) $3,000 for negligent conduct under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 .
Building Commission
Media release
18 Apr 2016
Unregistered Rivervale painter Raymond Patrick O’Sullivan , trading as Prime Finishes Painting Services , has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration offences and failing to comply with a building remedy order.
Building Commission
Media release
18 Apr 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 19 cents per litre (cpl) to 121.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 19 April 2016, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 125.9 cpl (an increase of 26 cpl). Most BP, Caltex Woolworths and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Apr 2016
The regional dates for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday for 2016 have now been published - visit the Regional dates for the Queen's Birthday public holiday page. In all other areas of WA the Queen’s Birthday public holiday will be held on Monday 26 September 2016.
Labour Relations
Alert
13 Apr 2016
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Crowd funding is an increasingly popular way for people to raise money for a variety of causes using the internet. If an online crowd funding campaign is regarding a work-related or leisure-based project we see this as peer-to-peer lending. However, when the fundraising is for a charitable purpose Consumer Protection is interested...
Consumer Protection
Department News
13 Apr 2016
Building Commissioner Peter Gow has issued a warning to Western Australian companies who fail to pay contractors, subcontractors and suppliers on time that they may be in breach of the Construction Contracts Act 2004 .
Building Commission
Media release
12 Apr 2016
From 8 April 2016 new roof-mounted evaporative coolers being installed on residential buildings that are located in a designated bush fire prone area must be fitted with non-combustible covers. The Building Commission has produced a new fact sheet Roof-mounted evaporative coolers to explain the risks and requirements. For further information please contact the Building Commission on 1300 489 099...
Building Commission
Department News
11 Apr 2016
Western Australia has imposed an interim ban on hoverboards which fail to meet electrical safety standards after unsafe models were linked to four house fires. Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said the 60-day ban in Western Australia supported the recent Australian Government's ban, covering sole traders as well as corporations. "The ban prevents the supply of hoverboards that don't meet safety...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Apr 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 19 cents per litre (cpl) to 120.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 12 April 2016, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 22 cpl to 123.9 cpl. Most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Apr 2016
East Perth registered building contractor, J-Corp Pty Ltd (BC6415), has been fined $2,500 by the Building Services Board for negligent conduct under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 .
Building Commission
Media release
07 Apr 2016
Pedrini Franchising Pty Ltd (reg. BC7215) and its directors Mark Pedrini, who is also the company’s nominated supervisor (PC7215 and PP7356), and Natalie Pedrini have been ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal to pay fines totalling $6,000 and costs of $975 as a result of disciplinary action by the Building Services Board.
Building Commission
Media release
07 Apr 2016
Starting Wednesday 13 April 2016, Wageline will be open from 10am every Wednesday. Wageline’s new operating hours are: Monday: 8.30am- 5.00pm Tuesday 8.30am- 5.00pm Wednesday: 10.00am-5.00pm Thursday: 8.30am- 5.00pm Friday: 8.30am- 5.00pm Employers and employees can continue to call Wageline on 1300 655 266 with queries about: pay rates, leave entitlements and other employment arrangements in...
Labour Relations
Alert
06 Apr 2016

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