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The Commissioner for Consumer Protection has publicly released a list of 20 stores in WA which have been identified as selling dangerous unapproved USB plug-in chargers and adapters and warns their customers to carry out an urgent safety check. Product safety and regional officers from Consumer Protection, under the supervision of Energy Safety , have completed a two-week extensive search for...
Consumer Protection / EnergySafety
Media release
11 Jul 2014
Consumer Protection has been granted supervision orders by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to take control of a York real estate agency after its sole director’s licence renewal application was refused and the company was therefore unable to operate the business in compliance with the Real Estate and Business Agents Act. The supervisor appointed by Consumer Protection is Mr Gary Doran of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Jul 2014
A young man involved in the sale of a significant number of cars over a 17 month period, without holding a motor vehicle dealer’s licence, has been fined $10,000 and ordered to pay $1,525.80 in costs at the Joondalup Magistrates Court (4 July 2014). The university student, who the Court heard had recently immigrated to Australia, was granted a spent conviction for the offences between March 2012...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Jul 2014
WorkSafe will conduct a further inspection program to look at safety standards in clothing and footwear retailing outlets throughout the 2014/15 financial year. An initial inspection program in these sectors was conducted last financial year, and the areas of concern identified by that program prompted a follow-up. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the clothing and footwear retailing...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Jul 2014
A.F.T. Group (WA) Pty Ltd’s sole director Mark Ainslie has been successfully prosecuted in the Perth Magistrates Court for fraudulently using his neighbour’s registration number and name to contract for and carry out building work.
Building Commission
Media release
08 Jul 2014
Builder Russell John Clarke (reg. S504) has been ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal to pay fines of $5,000 and costs of $700 for carrying out unauthorised building work on a heritage hotel in Kalgoorlie in May 2011.
Building Commission
Media release
08 Jul 2014
A national furniture retailer has been fined $30,000 over an incident in which two employees were injured when an elevating work platform toppled over at one of its stores. Super A-Mart Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. The incident occurred in August 2011 in the dispatch warehouse of the...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Jul 2014
Housing companies and builders are being asked to complete a short 10 minute survey on prefabricated housing.
Building Commission
Department News
08 Jul 2014
Consumer Protection is calling for community and industry comment on further proposed changes to the legislation which regulate retirement villages in WA. Drafts of a proposed new Code and changes to retirement villages’ regulations are available for viewing and comments are now invited. The new Code and regulations includes reforms such as: Enhancing transparency through improved financial...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Jul 2014
Three people have been arrested and charged by South African Police in connection with the attempted fraudulent sale of a home in Western Australia. Two Nigerian men and a South African woman were arrested in Johannesburg on 2 July 2014. The arrests follow a five month intensive investigation by the Major Fraud Squad of the Western Australia Police, with the assistance of the Australian Federal...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Jul 2014
A painter who committed contractual offences and continued to carry out painter work despite repeatedly allowing his registration to lapse has been fined in the Perth Magistrates Court.
Building Commission
Media release
04 Jul 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 3 July 2014, most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 162.9 cpl, most BP sites up to 161.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to 160.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP will be 159.1 cpl, however...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Jul 2014
As of today, the Western Australian state minimum wage has increased by $20.00 to $665.90 per week for full time adult employees. All State award minimum rates have also increased. Don’t get caught out paying incorrect rates of pay! Contact Wageline today and we will email you the award summary for your industry, containing pay rates and other useful information. The updated rates are on the WA...
Labour Relations
Alert
01 Jul 2014
Consumer Protection has been granted supervision orders by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to take control of two Perth real estate agencies over the misuse of their trust accounts and inability to operate their businesses within the Real Estate and Business Agents Act. The supervisor’s duties include carrying on the activities of the agent for the purpose of winding up the agency. On 18...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Jun 2014
An unlicensed car dealer operating mostly from his St James home has been fined $10,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court. Ehsan Nadeem Malik pleaded guilty on 26 June 2014 of buying and selling numerous motor vehicles via Gumtree between February 2012 and November 2013, without having a licence as required by the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. He was ordered to pay Court costs of $1,734. Commissioner...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Jun 2014
A motor vehicle repairer has been fined $10,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court for operating without a licence. John Spencer Tabb , trading as Tabb Automotive of Maylands, pleaded guilty on 26 June 2014 and was also required to pay Court costs of $899. Mr Tabb had continued to operate his repair business without a licence, despite several attempts by Consumer Protection to assist him in obtaining...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Jun 2014
In 2013, the Building Commission and the Master Painters & Decorators Australia asked more than 3,000 Western Australian painters and decorators to complete a survey.
Building Commission
Department News
27 Jun 2014
Energy Safety has issued a public warning to consumers about the potential dangers of using unapproved 230V AC USB plug-in chargers. The warning follows the recent death of a consumer in NSW in which an unapproved 230V AC plug-in USB charger was implicated. Director of Energy Safety Ken Bowron said today these unapproved devices posed a serious risk of electrocution or fire. "Consumers should not...
EnergySafety
Media release
27 Jun 2014
WorkSafe will soon undertake an inspection program to look at safety issues in motor vehicle repair businesses. Throughout the 2014/15 financial year in metropolitan and regional areas, inspectors will look at mechanical repair workplaces, from large chains to small businesses and mechanical workshops in car dealer and vehicle rental premises. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today that motor...
WorkSafe
Media release
26 Jun 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 26 June 2014, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 161.9 cpl, most Gull sites up to 160.9 cpl and most BP, Coles Express and Peak sites up to 159.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP will be 157.9 cpl, however...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Jun 2014
WorkSafe will soon undertake an inspection program to look at safety issues in the catering sector. Beginning next week and continuing throughout the 2014/15 financial year in both metropolitan and regional areas, the program will look at catering companies of all sizes, from large-scale catering to small operations. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today that catering had been identified as a...
WorkSafe
Media release
25 Jun 2014
A Wattleup vegetable packing and export business has been fined $33,000 (plus almost $1200 in costs) over a lack of machinery guarding that resulted in a worker’s thumb being crushed. North East Equity Pty Ltd – trading as Sumich’s – pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe workplace and, by that failure, causing serious injury to an employee, and was fined in the Fremantle Magistrates Court...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 Jun 2014
The WA Industrial Relations Commission has granted a $20 per week increase to the State minimum wage and pay rates under WA awards. The increase is effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2014. Wageline is currently updating the WA award summaries with the new rates of pay, and these will be published shortly. To be notified of changes in your award, subscribe to Wageline's Award...
Labour Relations
Alert
23 Jun 2014
The 4th Australian Lean Construction Conference will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 12-14 August 2014. Hosted by the Lean Construction Institute of Western Australia in collaboration with RFID for Energy, Mining and Construction, the theme of the 2014 event will be “Smarter and Leaner Projects in Australia”. "The conference brings together global best practices from...
Building Commission
Event
23 Jun 2014
Consumer Protection has used National Consumer Fraud Week to launch an initiative, which involves posters being distributed to police stations and wire transfer outlets across Western Australia in a bid to prevent relationship fraud victims from sending money to overseas scammers. The posters have been produced as part of Project Sunbird – a joint anti-fraud initiative with WA Police.Since its...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Jun 2014

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