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Christmas shoppers were today reminded about their rights and warned to avoid dangerous products and scams at the busiest time of the year for the retail industry in Western Australia .
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Dec 2012
A scammer masquerading as a deaf customer has conned $5,000 from a Perth mechanic in an elaborate sting. Consumer Protection has received reports from two other vehicle repairers in WA who have also been targeted. The sting involves the scammer sending an email requesting work to be carried out on a car and then asking the business to pay a towing company on their behalf. They claim to be hearing...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Dec 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 13 December 2012, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 147.9 cpl. Most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 11 cpl up to 145.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their ULP price tomorrow, up to 144.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Dec 2012
Changes to retail shop laws to create a fairer and more equitable commercial tenancy market for Western Australian retailers engaged in lease negotiations come into force on January 1, 2013 .
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Dec 2012
WorkSafe is undertaking an inspection program to look at safety issues associated with retail hardware and building suppliers. The workplaces involved in the program are engaged in supplying and/or selling hardware items to the public and contractors. The program will continue throughout the remainder of the financial year in both metropolitan and regional areas. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said...
WorkSafe
Media release
07 Dec 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 6 December 2012, most Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 148.9 cpl. Most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths, Gull and Peak sites are increasing their ULP price up to 147.9 cpl. The majority of BP sites are also hiking their ULP price tomorrow; up to 146.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Dec 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 29 November 2012, most BP, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 149.9 cpl. Most Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 14 cpl up to 148.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their ULP price tomorrow, up to 146.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Nov 2012
A backyard dog dealer has been permanently banned from keeping more than one dog and fined a total of $34,000 after being convicted of 17 animal cruelty charges brought by Consumer Protection in the Perth Magistrates Court today. Fay Marie Armstrong, who operated from her home in Spearwood as well as a property at Korrelocking (near Wyalkatchem), was also ordered to pay court costs of $9,507. The...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Nov 2012
It's official, Sunday trading is a hit after being well and truly welcomed by Western Australian shoppers .
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Nov 2012
WorkSafe is undertaking an inspection program to look at safety issues relating to manual tasks in WA's independent supermarkets. Workplaces included in the program include independently-operated supermarkets that are not part of national chains, including IGA, Supa IGA, Farmer Jacks and Food Works stores. The program will continue throughout the remainder of the financial year in both...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Nov 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 22 November 2012, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 18 cents per litre (cpl) up to 149.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 16 cpl up to 147.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are hiking their price by 15 cpl up to 146.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Nov 2012
The workplaces involved in the program are engaged in getting orders from a manufacturer or producer to its final point of distribution, in this case by road. The program will continue throughout the remainder of the financial year in both metropolitan and regional areas. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the inspections would focus on raising awareness of potential safety risks and...
WorkSafe
Media release
16 Nov 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 15 November 2012, most Gull, Peak, BP, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by between 13 and 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 145.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are also hiking their ULP price tomorrow, up to 143.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP will...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Nov 2012
The Commissioner for Consumer Protection and the Building Commissioner have issued a joint alert after receiving reports of unregistered house painters operating in the Perth metropolitan area. Consumers have reported being approached by door-to-door workmen offering to paint their roof or driveway. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll says homeowners should refuse to do business...
Building Commission
Media release
14 Nov 2012
Western Australians can now find out whether service-providers such as car repairers, employment agents, electricians, plumbers and gas fitters are licensed, via an online search facility at www.commerce.wa.gov.au/consumerprotection . Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll hopes consumers make use of this new tool. “Consumer Protection encourages consumers to carry out research when...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Nov 2012
The State Government would like feedback on plans to amend the laws governing Western Australian co-operatives, to make legislation consistent with the proposed national scheme .
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Nov 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 8 November 2012, most Caltex and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 145.9 cpl. Most BP and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 11 cpl up to 144.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to 142...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Nov 2012
Consumer Protection has issued advice to passengers booked on the cruise ship Athena that the cruise program scheduled for Australia this summer has been cancelled. The cancellation was announced today by the administrators of Sydney-based company, Classic International Cruises Pty Ltd (CIC Australia), which went into voluntary administration last week. The administrator Lawler Partners has been...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Nov 2012
A Palmyra company has been fined $10,000 over an incident that resulted in the amputation of part of an employee's finger. D'Orsogna Limited pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment, and was fined in the Fremantle Magistrates Court last Wednesday. In February 2010, a labourer at D'Orsogna was operating a mincing machine that had a hopper at the top into which meat...
WorkSafe
Media release
06 Nov 2012
A real estate agency has been fined $500 by the Perth Magistrates Court for the late lodgement of a tenant’s bond money. Drie Pty Ltd, trading as Armadale Real Estate, was also ordered to pay court costs of $253 on 31 October 2012. Consumer Protection told the court that the agency had lodged a tenant’s security bond with the Bond Administrator 56 days after receipt. This is in breach of the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Nov 2012
A real estate sales representative, formerly of Beldon, has been banned for life from holding a certificate of registration following a drug conviction. Samuel Marc Barnes Siddall, was convicted in August 2011 of possessing methyl amphetamine with the intent to sell or supply and is currently serving a two year jail sentence. Consumer Protection took disciplinary action against Mr Siddall and the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Nov 2012
A company operating from Bibra Lake has been fined $40,000 (plus $12,000 costs) over an incident in which an employee had two fingers amputated. Harvest Freshcuts Pty Ltd was found guilty of failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace and, by that failure, causing the employee serious harm, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. The company operated a business that produced...
WorkSafe
Media release
01 Nov 2012
A motor vehicle repairer who operated without a licence and misled customers about his licence status has been fined $5,500 by the Perth Magistrates Court. Raymond John Goodall, the proprietor of The Force in Smash Repairs businesses located in Morley and Bayswater, was also ordered to pay $2,000 in Court costs on 31 October 2012. Consumer Protection told the court that the vehicle repairer had...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Nov 2012
WorkSafe is investigating the overnight death of a 45-year-old Department of Conservation and Environment (DEC) employee. The woman was fighting a fire at Black Cat Creek near Albany on October 12 and sustained serious burns when a wind change pushed the fire towards her vehicle. A WorkSafe investigation began soon after the fire, and inspectors continue to investigate the circumstances of the...
WorkSafe
Media release
01 Nov 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 1 November 2012, most Caltex and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 9 cents per litre (cpl) up to 147.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 8 cpl up to 146.9 cpl. Most BP, Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to 145.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Oct 2012

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