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The days of door-to-door salespeople disturbing Western Australian families in the evening are over, with unsolicited visits after 6pm on weekdays banned from tomorrow .
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Apr 2014
Commerce Minister Michael Mischin has approved an extension to retail trading hours in the City of Albany over the Western Australia Day long weekend .
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Apr 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 17 April 2014, most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 158.9 cpl. Most Gull sites are increasing their ULP price up to 157.9 cpl, most United sites up to 157.7 cpl and most Peak sites up to 156.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Apr 2014
A Broome used car dealer and one of its directors have been ordered to pay a total of $13,766 in fines, compensation and costs after being found guilty of making false representations to two customers. Thomrowe Pty Ltd, trading as Motorhouse of Clementson Street Broome, and a director who was granted a spent conviction order, were each fined a total of $2,500 on 14 April 2014 over the two charges...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Apr 2014
The implementation of Western Australia’s new building laws was the first step towards moving our state towards a risk-based system of building regulation.
Building Commission
Department News
15 Apr 2014
Kalamunda building company Heritage Homes (WA) Pty Ltd (reg. 9081) and its director Paul Vincent Monkhouse (reg. 3967) have been ordered by the Building Services Board to pay a total of $3,500 to the Building Commissioner for negligent conduct under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 . The company was found to have failed to reduce to writing 41 variations to a home building work...
Building Commission
Media release
14 Apr 2014
Victims of the tech support scam have recently reported having their bank accounts raided with two Perth men losing $10,000 each. The scammers gained access to one man's computer after calling him, claiming to be from Microsoft and convincing him that there was a problem that needed to be fixed. The scammers prompted the victim to inadvertently disclose sensitive personal information, allowing...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Apr 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 10 April 2014, most Coles Express, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 11 cents per litre (cpl) up to 157.9 cpl. Most Gull sites are increasing their ULP price up to 156.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 155.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Apr 2014
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a man at a worksite in Jurien Bay this morning. Inspectors have travelled to the site and will investigate the circumstances. The incident happened at around 9am, 5km west of Brand Highway on Jurien East Road. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates serious work-related injuries and deaths in WA with a view to preventing future incidents of a similar...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Apr 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that's the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 3 April 2014, most Coles Express, Caltex Woolworths and BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 158.9 cpl. Most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price up to 157.9 cpl, most Gull sites up to 156.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 155.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Apr 2014
Wednesday 2 April 2014 10.30am Consumer Protection Media Room Level 6, Forrest Centre 219 St Georges Tce, Perth Hear from 51-year-old Jenny from Perth, who lost a six figure sum in six weeks through an online dating scam and has become the first known WA romance fraud victim to receive money back. Detective Senior Sergeant Dom Blackshaw from WA Police Major Fraud Squad will be able to speak...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Apr 2014
A Perth woman who lost a six figure sum in an online dating scam says she feels like she has won the lottery after becoming the first known Western Australian romance fraud victim to get money back. 51-year-old Jenny has so far received 40% of the total amount she sent to an overseas bank account in late 2013 during a fictitious relationship with ‘Gary’ who she met on a well-known dating website...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Apr 2014
Directors of former Darlington-based company Mount Tamborine Property Services Pty Ltd have been ordered to pay fines, court costs and compensation totalling around $111,000 for an array of building offences. Ernest Jackson and Corinne Evangeline Jackson were successfully prosecuted by the Building Commission through proceedings that began at the Midland Magistrates Court in December 2012 and...
Building Commission
Media release
31 Mar 2014
A High Wycombe tradesman has been fined $1,000 linked to a Community Release Order for accepting a deposit for work and failing to complete it within a reasonable time. Mark Edward Straw , trading as Marks Ceilings & Renovations , failed to appear in the Midland Magistrates Court for his first scheduled appearance on 5 December 2013. He appeared on 21 February 2014 following his arrest on a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Mar 2014
The operator of a network of clothing collection bins in Perth has agreed to make a $100,000 donation to charity and issue a public apology after agreeing that they may have misled the public. E’Co Australia Pty Ltd and its Managing Director Mark Brian Keay have settled Supreme Court legal action taken by the Commissioner for Consumer Protection by signing an enforceable undertaking. The...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Mar 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 27 March 2014, most BP and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price up to 159.9 cents per litre (cpl), a rise of 12 cpl and 11 cpl respectively. Most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price up to 158.9 cpl, most Gull sites up to 157.9 cpl and most Peak sites...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Mar 2014
New regulations that will stop Western Australian retirement village residents from having to pay unfair recurrent charges will come into effect on April 1.
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Mar 2014
A former Citizens Advice Bureau worker, the Consumers’ Association of WA, an RAC road safety initiative and a journalist from Channel 7’s Today Tonight show have been named the winners at the Consumer Protection Awards 2014.
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Mar 2014
A former settlement agent has been ordered to pay more than $150,000 in fines and compensation by the Joondalup Magistrates Court after making unauthorised withdrawals from a trust account. Renee Lee Matthews, formerly trading as Saachi Settlements of Ocean Reef, was fined a total of $9,000 on 18 March 2014 after pleading guilty to five charges of breaching the Settlement Agents Act. She was...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Mar 2014
The 10th annual Consumer Protection Awards will recognise and celebrate community, local government and media contributions to consumer protection in Western Australia. The judges carefully considered submissions from 22 nominees to come up with 10 finalists: Rona Okely Award (for individuals) Gavan Forster of the Master Builders Association, WA has been raising awareness of consumer building...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Mar 2014
Two overseas backpackers have reported losing money after they responded to a fake website’s offer of accommodation and work as fruit pickers in WA’s South-West. Consumer Protection is investigating the reports and has closed down the website – www.rossovineyard.com.au – which was set up using an ABN from a legitimate business registered in Canning Vale. The victims claim to have transferred $200...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Mar 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 20 March 2014, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 161.9 cpl, most Caltex and BP sites up to 160.9 cpl, most Caltex Woolworths and Gull sites up to 159.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 158.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Mar 2014
A Mundaring real estate agency and one of its sales representatives have been reprimanded and fined a total of $3,750 by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) for failing to disclose important information about a property for sale and miscalculating their commission. Willmark Pty Ltd, trading as Rundin Property Consultants of Mundaring, was fined $3,000 and real estate sales representative...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Mar 2014
A summary of submissions received on the discussion paper ‘Alternative Plumbing Solutions in Western Australia’ is now available for viewing.
Building Commission
Department News
13 Mar 2014
Please note: The feedback period detailed in this news item has closed. This page has been retained for archiving purposes. The Construction & Property Services Industry Skills Council (CPSISC) is seeking feedback on first draft qualifications and new units of competency as part of its review of the CPC08 building surveying qualifications. The first draft qualifications and new units of...
Building Commission
Department News
13 Mar 2014

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