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A forklift operator who did not hold the appropriate licence has been fined $1000 (plus $1728 in costs) over an incident in which a delivery driver was injured by the forklift the operator was reversing. Gary Alexander Egberts pleaded guilty to failing to take reasonable care to avoid adversely affecting the safety or health of the delivery driver and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court on...
WorkSafe
Media release
11 Jul 2013
Consumer Protection and Energy S afety are investigating reports from WA consumers who have been approached by a solar panel company to conduct testing on their units which may not be necessary. The company, based in the eastern states, is charging consumers $330 for ‘anti-islanding testing’ and falsely claiming that this annual test is mandatory under WA law. ‘Anti-islanding testing’ involves...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jul 2013
Consumer Protection is issuing an urgent warning to Western Australian consumers not to deal with so-called 'bitumen bandits' who offer unsolicited work and produce dodgy driveways that are too thin and use inferior quality materials. Reports received today suggest that two white men with English accents, in orange fluorescent vests and driving a white Ute are approaching homeowners in Broome to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jul 2013
Consumer Protection today launched a radio program aimed at empowering Indigenous consumers and informing them of their rights when buying and maintaining a car. The first of the eight-part radio series called “My Dardy Car” was broadcast on Noongar Radio in Perth (100.9FM) during a NAIDOC Week event today and was relayed live to Indigenous radio stations in Geraldton (Radio Mama) and Broome (...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jul 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 11 July 2013, most Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most BP, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP prices by 16 cpl up to 158.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites will go up to 158.9 cpl and 157.9 cpl respectively...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Jul 2013
Malaga building company Barrowman Holdings Pty Ltd, trading as Perth Window and Door Replacement Company, and its sole director Stuart William Barrowman have been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for failing to meet their responsibilities under a home building contract. Barrowman Holdings was found guilty of three charges by the Fremantle Magistrate’s Court on 25 June 2013 and...
Building Commission
Media release
08 Jul 2013
Kelmscott man David Zoltan Pierot (trading as DZK Shopfittings) has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for failing to meet his responsibilities under a home building contract for a kitchen renovation he carried out at a Bull Creek property in February 2011. Mr Pierot was found guilty of two charges by the Fremantle Magistrates Court on 25 June 2013 and was ordered to pay...
Building Commission
Media release
08 Jul 2013
Nedlands man Rohan Keane O’Neill has been successfully prosecuted by the Plumbers’ Licensing Board (PLB) and the Building Commissioner on two charges relating to carrying out unlicensed plumbing work and three relating to a home building work contract. Mr O’Neill was found guilty of all five charges by the Fremantle Magistrates Court on 20 June 2013 and was ordered to pay fines totalling $2,500...
Building Commission
Media release
08 Jul 2013
WorkSafe will conduct an inspection program to look at safety standards in takeaway food outlets. The program will continue throughout the 2013/14 financial year, and will focus on smaller operations such as fish and chip shops and takeaway outlets in food halls. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the takeaway food sector was being targeted because it had a high rate of work-related injury...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Jul 2013
‘Help me’ scams – where fraudsters pretend to be a friend or relative in trouble overseas – resulted in five Western Australians reporting a total loss of $35,000 since January, according to WA ScamNet figures. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll is issuing a warning, especially to elderly members of the community or those who come from Poland, Serbia or Croatia. “Most of us when...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Jul 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 4 July 2013, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 157.9 cpl. Most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price by 13 cpl up to 156.9 cpl. most Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites by 12 cpl up to 155.9 cpl, most Gull and Peak sites up to 154.9 cpl and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Jul 2013
Wageline is urging small business employers who operate as sole traders or partnerships to check whether they are paying their staff correctly this week. Earlier in the year, the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission announced increases to the state minimum wage and state award pay rates, effective from July 1. July 3 is being dubbed “Check your Pay Day” by the Department of Commerce...
Labour Relations
Media release
02 Jul 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 27 June 2013, most Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 156.9 cpl. Most BP, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are raising their ULP price by 14 cpl up to 155.9 cpl, most Gull sites by 15 cpl up to 154.9 cpl and most Peak sites by 15 cpl up to 153.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Jun 2013
A Ballajura settlement agent, who has surrendered her licence, has been fined $8,000 by the Midland Magistrates Court over the misuse of trust account funds. Natalie Jane Briggs, trading as Frontline Settlements, pleaded guilty on 20 June 2013 to 13 charges related to failures to comply with the Settlement Agents Act and the agency’s inability to finalise the financial settlement of four property...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Jun 2013
A 70-year-old West Australian man, caught up in a romance fraud, has been prevented from travelling to West Africa to meet organised criminals who could have kidnapped or killed him. The intervention by WA Police Major Fraud Squad and Consumer Protection was part of the joint initiative ‘Project Sunbird’. The victim, who wishes to be known as ‘John’ and does not want to disclose where he lives,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Jun 2013
The State Government is inviting the public to have a say on a plan to stop door to door sellers and telephone salespeople calling after 6pm on weekdays. Currently in WA, unsolicited sales - where the seller approaches the consumer uninvited - are allowed from 9am until 8pm, Monday to Friday. However in other Australian states and territories the permitted calling hours on weekdays are 9am-6pm...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Jun 2013
WA consumers are being warned not to deal with a tradesman who has taken substantial upfront payments from customers, but failed to carry out any work. Christopher Brocklebank of Woodvale, trading as Perth Evaporative Air & Gas Services and Elements ‘Hearth, Wind and Fire’ of Wangara, has had nine complaints lodged against him with Consumer Protection this year after charging upfront payments...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Jun 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 20 June 2013, most Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 155.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 13 cpl up to 154.9 cpl, most BP sites by 12 cpl up to 153.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites are going up to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Jun 2013
A crane hire company and its director have been fined a total of $71,000 (plus more than $1600 in costs) over an incident in which a worker was seriously injured when he fell through a roof. Terry’s Crane Hire Pty Ltd and director Terrence Ronald Brown pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing serious harm to a contractor and were fined in the...
WorkSafe
Media release
13 Jun 2013
WA consumers are being warned not to deal with a tradesman who has taken deposits and full payments from customers, but failed to begin or complete the work. Mark Edward Straw, trading as Marks Ceilings & Renovations formerly of Lower Chittering, currently has eight complaints lodged against him with Consumer Protection related to the charging of deposits and upfront payments totalling more...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Jun 2013
Community views are being canvassed as part of a review of the code of practice that regulates retirement villages in WA. Consumer Protection has released a discussion paper which outlines proposed changes to the Retirement Villages’ Code based on new laws which are intended to come into effect later this year, and the recommendations of a statutory review of the legislation which was tabled in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Jun 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 13 June 2013, most BP and Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 154.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 15 cpl up to 153.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to 152.9 cpl and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Jun 2013
A Canning Vale freight company has been fined $20,000 (plus $1591 in costs) over an incident in which an employee was injured by a reversing forklift. Massena Pty Ltd – trading as Star Freightlines – pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court yesterday. Massena employed around 30 people at a transport yard in Karratha...
WorkSafe
Media release
11 Jun 2013
The Supreme Court has granted Consumer Protection interim injunctions against promoters of a rent to buy property scheme in WA which prevent them from engaging in alleged misleading and deceptive conduct. Patricia Mirawati Susilo and Bryan Artawijaya Susilo of Applecross, are required to publish statements on their website – www.sellhouseseasy.com.au - clarifying the nature of their business and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Jun 2013
WorkSafe’s participation in recent roadblock exercises has revealed a reasonable level of compliance with WA’s fatigue management laws for commercial vehicle drivers. WorkSafe participated in five joint Austrans roadblock operations undertaken by WA Police and also involving Main Roads WA, the Explosives and Dangerous Goods section of the Department of Mines and Petroleum, the Department of...
WorkSafe
Media release
07 Jun 2013

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