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With the use of white set plaster continuing to grow in Western Australia, so too are the number of complaints to the Building Commission by consumers concerned about paint peeling off damaged areas of plaster. Increasingly, the issue is being found to be with the plaster rather than the painting work. A working group has been formed to tackle this industry-wide problem. Convened by the Master...
Building Commission
Department News
19 May 2014
Consumers who receive fake iTunes purchase receipts are advised to ignore and delete them.
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 May 2014
A Wanneroo tree lopping business that has attracted a high number of complaints has faced further legal action.
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 May 2014
Please note: The comment period for this proposal has now closed. This page has been retained for archiving purposes. Members of the plumbing industry are invited to comment on a proposal that would see provisional licences offered to overseas qualified plumbers working in Western Australia. Only licensed persons can perform plumbing work in WA, which places a requirement on people from overseas...
Building Commission
Department News
14 May 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch.
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 May 2014
Consumer Protection is calling for community and industry comment on a proposal to deregulate the fees charged by settlement agents and land valuers in WA. Currently WA is the only state to fix a maximum amount that settlement agents and land valuers can charge for their services. There are currently about 660 licensed settlement agents and 840 licensed land valuers in WA. Acting Commissioner for...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 May 2014
A Wangara company has been fined $7,500 by the Perth Magistrates Court (on 9 May 2014) after pleading guilty to nine charges of violating the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) relating to cooling off periods for unsolicited sales contracts. Ausfront Pty Ltd, trading as Modern Solar and Modern Streamline Roller Shutters, entered into unsolicited agreements with two consumers in Balga and Gosnells and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 May 2014
The boom in strata developments and land sales in WA has prompted Consumer Protection to offer advice to off-the-plan buyers of land or property. A new consumer guide, now available online, gives useful information on the pros and cons of buying land or property off-the-plan. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection Gary Newcombe said, while the vast majority of developments are completed...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 May 2014
Consumer Protection has issued a warning about an online retail website which, in too many cases, fails to deliver products or offer refunds. Pronto Online ( www.prontoonline.com.au ), operated by Fergus Patrick Turner of Parmelia, has been the subject of a high number of complaints in recent months related to orders taking an unreasonable length of time to arrive or not being delivered at all...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 May 2014
West Perth builder John Joseph Dryka (reg. 3997) has been ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal to pay fines of $10,000 and costs of $2,000 for misleading conduct under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011. In proceedings initiated by the Building Services Board and finalised on 31 March 2014, the builder was found to have misled the City of Stirling and an insurer as to the...
Building Commission
Media release
08 May 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 8 May 2014, most BP and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price up to 158.9 cpl, most Gull sites up to 157.9 cpl, and most Peak sites up to 156.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 May 2014
Legislation will be introduced into State Parliament today to deregulate the Western Australian travel industry and abolish the Travel Compensation Fund .
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 May 2014
Geraldton building company Will-Construct Pty Ltd (reg. 9985) and its director Peter William Willoughby (reg. 7710) have been ordered by the Building Services Board to pay a total of $10,000 to the Building Commissioner for misleading conduct. The company admitted to misleading the City of Geraldton as to who the builder was on building licence applications relating to commercial sheds on three...
Building Commission
Media release
05 May 2014
A Broome real estate agency is believed to have been the target of cyber-fraud with criminals reaping $50,000 after accessing the agency’s online banking system. It’s understood the fraudsters may have gained access to the agency’s computer system after a compromised email apparently allowed malicious software (or malware) to be installed. The bank account details of one of the agency’s clients...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 May 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 1 May 2014, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 160.9 cpl, most BP and Gull sites up to 159.9 cpl, and most Coles Express and Peak sites up to 158.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP will be 157.6 cpl, however...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Apr 2014
A Scarborough paving company and its director have been ordered to pay a total of $20,000 in penalties after admitting to falsely advertising that the business was a member of the Master Builders Association (MBA). Realgold Corporation Pty Ltd, trading as Repave Spray-On Paving, and its sole director Peter Vukmirovic were each ordered to pay a penalty of $10,000 by the District Court on 24 April...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Apr 2014
Changes to smoke alarm requirements for new residential buildings that are due to come into effect on 1 May 2014 are no cause for alarm, says Building Commissioner Peter Gow, who has confirmed that a one-year transition period will apply in Western Australia. The 2014 edition of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) will require interconnection of smoke alarms where more than one alarm is required...
Building Commission
Media release
29 Apr 2014
The Building Amendment Regulations 2014 (the Amendment Regulations) were published in the Government Gazette on 24 April 2014 and came into operation on 25 April 2014. The Amendment Regulations are outlined in Industry Bulletin 039 .
Building Commission
Department News
29 Apr 2014
A Scarborough paving company and its Director have been ordered to pay a total of $20,000 in penalties after admitting to falsely advertising that the business was a member of the Master Builders Association (MBA). Realgold Corporation Pty Ltd, trading as Repave Spay-On Paving, and its sole Director Peter Vukmirovic were each ordered to pay a penalty of $10,000 by the District Court on 24 April...
Building Commission
Department News
29 Apr 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 24 April 2014, most BP, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Coles Express and Gull sites are increasing their ULP price up to 158.9 cpl, most Peak sites up to 157.9 cpl and most United sites up to 157.7 cpl. Tomorrow...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Apr 2014
A Wangara motor vehicle dealer and its sole Director have been ordered to pay a total of $17,000 in fines and costs by the Joondalup Magistrates Court (on 16 April 2014) for failing to follow the rules regarding the sale of a vehicle on consignment. Ridgehaven Holdings Pty Ltd, trading as Wanneroo Cars and Commercials of Wangara, was fined $10,000 and its sole Director Brian John Whitehead was...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Apr 2014
A motor vehicle repairer has been fined $1,500 and reprimanded by the State Administrative Tribunal (on 16 April 2014) for failing to provide a National Police Certificate as a condition of obtaining a repairer’s certificate. Ean Jacob Rozario of Padbury had his motor vehicle repairer’s certificate approved in September 2011 on the condition that he provides the Commissioner for Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Apr 2014
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

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