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The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 20 cents per litre (cpl) to 136.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 6 June 2017, most BP, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 139.9 cpl (increasing between 22 cpl and 26 cpl). Most 7-Eleven...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Jun 2017
The Map of Bush Fire Prone Areas 2017 (the Map) that comes into effect on Thursday 1 June 2017, is now available from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) website. This edition of the Map will show both ‘new’ bush fire prone areas and those ‘continuing’ from earlier editions of the Map. All bush fire prone areas will be coloured pink on the Map, with ‘new’ bush fire prone areas...
Building Commission
Department News
02 Jun 2017
A property manager who stole tenants’ money has been banned for nine months, fined $3,000 and reprimanded by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT). Brendan Geoffrey Dabinett of Morley was also ordered by the SAT to pay costs of $1,200. He admitted to breaching the Residential Tenancies Act, the Real Estate and Business Agents Act and the Code of Conduct for Agents and Sales Representatives by:...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Jun 2017
A company selling share trading software and its sole Director have been fined a total of $7,500 and ordered to pay consumer compensation of $4,700 for breaking laws related to cold-calling contracts. GTA Australia Pty Ltd (in administration) , registered in NSW, was fined $5,000 and sole Director Kristopher Corbett , who resides on the Gold Coast, was fined $2,500 by the Perth Magistrates Court...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Jun 2017
Over the past few weeks the Department of Commerce has been conducting a proactive compliance campaign about employers record keeping obligations. Keeping employment records is a key business requirement that many small business employers get wrong. All state system employers are legally required to keep employment records that detail time worked, leave taken and pay received by employees...
Labour Relations
Department News
01 Jun 2017
The directors of The Patio Guys (WA) Pty Ltd (in liquidation), Sean and Roberta Keown, have been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for offences committed by the company. In the Bunbury Magistrates Court on 29 May 2017, Mr and Mrs Keown were each ordered to pay fines totalling $1,500 and ordered to pay costs of $578 after pleading guilty to three charges each. The first two...
Building Commission
Media release
01 Jun 2017
Registered builder Anthony Clay trading as Mallee Tree Homes and Additions has accepted a fine of $5,000 and costs of $1,500 as a result of disciplinary action commenced by the Building Services Board in the State Administration Tribunal in April 2017. As a result of the proceedings, Mr Clay admitted that he had engaged in negligent conduct and harsh, misleading or deceptive conduct, in...
Building Commission
Media release
31 May 2017
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Is a new kitchen on your home improvement menu for 2017? You’ll need to get the ingredients and preparation right to avoid a recipe for disaster. When hiring a kitchen renovator you really should shop around and obtain as many written quotes as possible to compare price and value. But first you need to select contenders for this...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 May 2017
Monday 5 June 2017 is the Western Australia day public holiday. Employers in the state industrial relations system can check their employment obligations for this public holiday on the Pay rates for public holidays page or contact Wageline for more information.
Labour Relations
Department News
29 May 2017
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 20 cents per litre (cpl) to 137 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 30 May 2017, most Puma sites are increasing their ULP price by 29 cpl to 141.9 cpl. Most BP, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 139...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 May 2017
Residential building work over $20,000 must be covered by home indemnity insurance (HII) which protects owners against the risk of losing the deposit or other financial loss if the builder cannot complete the work or meet a valid claim for faulty or unsatisfactory building work because of death, disappearance or insolvency. Residential builders, owner builders and permit authorities are reminded...
Building Commission
Department News
22 May 2017
Building Commissioner Peter Gow has issued a public warning about the status of registered building contractor Contempo Group Pty Ltd (reg. BC14145). The Building Commission has been advised by Contempo Group’s director that the building contractor’s nominated building supervisor, Mr John Hewitt (reg. 14108) is no longer performing the role of nominated supervisor. The Building Commission has...
Building Commission
Media release
22 May 2017
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by 22 cents per litre (cpl) to 136 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 23 May 2017, most Caltex Woolworths and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 139.9 cpl (an increase of 29 cpl and 27 cpl, respectively). Most Caltex and Coles Express sites are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 May 2017
A Perth real estate agency’s computer system has been hacked by scammers, resulting in bogus advertisements being posted on numerous rental accommodation websites. Actions are being taken to have the fake ads removed and to have an email address being used by the scammers ( rentscall@gmail.com ) closed down. The scammers gained access to the western suburbs’ agency’s log in details for sites such...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 May 2017
A safety investigation has been launched into the novelty items ‘fidget spinners’ following reports of injuries and concerns about some models which contain button batteries. Among the injury reports are an 11 year old boy in Victoria who suffered a serious eye injury from a model with sharp edges and a ten year old girl in the United States who swallowed one of the small parts. Product safety...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 May 2017
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 19 cents per litre (cpl) to 134.1 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 16 May 2017, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 138.9 cpl (an increase of 25 cpl). Most Puma, Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 137.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 May 2017
A product recall has been issued for the Rinnai Symmetry inbuilt gas log effect space heater, models RDV3610ETR and RDV3611ETR. It has been identified that under some circumstances the mesh guard may separate from the front of the heater and there is also a remote possibility of glass breakage resulting in a risk of injury. Other Rinnai models are not affected. If you have one of the affected...
EnergySafety
Alert
15 May 2017
Do you know the requirements for meal breaks? Most WA awards outline requirements for meal breaks, for example, when and how they may be taken, the duration of the break, and what pay rates apply if a meal break is delayed to suit the requirements of the workplace. Employers should check the meal break provisions in the relevant WA award summaries for this information. If the employee is covered...
Labour Relations
Department News
12 May 2017
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Consumer Protection WA is a proud supporter of Fraud Week, which this year starts on the 15 th of May and aims to help social media users learn how to spot a scam. Social media profiles often display a lot of personal information, such as your photos, where you have been lately, a record of life events, who you’re connected to and...
Consumer Protection
Department News
12 May 2017
Consumer Protection is reminding buyers of demonstration vehicles that they are entitled to the full term of the manufacturer’s warranty in terms of time, and the clock only starts ticking from the date of purchase. The warranty on a demonstration vehicle is only affected in terms of distance travelled, with the odometer reading at the time of purchase allowed to be deducted. For example, a 5...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 May 2017
The Building Commission has become aware of a number of ceiling collapses, particularly in homes completed between the years 2005 and 2009, which prompted an investigation into what caused the ceilings to fail. The Building Commission has inspected seven homes where ceiling failures had been reported. The homes inspected were completed during the past 10 or so years. The Building Commission’s...
Building Commission
Media release
11 May 2017
The Wageline Newsletter record keeping edition has been published today. The text of the Newsletter is below. This edition features information on the record keeping requirements and the penalites that apply to employers who fail to keep employment records. Wageline Newsletter is an email service which provides updates on: increases to the state minimum wage and WA award rates of pay other...
Labour Relations
Department News
08 May 2017
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 18 cents per litre (cpl) to 135.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 9 May 2017, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 139.9 cpl (an increase of 25 cpl). Most Coles Express and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 137.9 cpl,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 May 2017
A Thornlie man who bought and sold vehicles over a 16 month period without a dealer’s licence has been fined $5,000 by the Armadale Magistrates Court. Majid Hussain Al Asadi had bought 35 vehicles at auction and then sold 18 of them privately on Gumtree between March 2015 and June 2016 while unlicensed, in breach of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. He was also ordered to pay costs of $601.50 on 2...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 May 2017
The Building Services Board has imposed a condition on the building contractor registration of Kalgoorlie builder Simon Pekovich Homes Pty Ltd (BC66114), trading as Amberley Homes .
Building Commission
Media release
03 May 2017

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