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Consumer Protection is warning WA drivers not to respond to a scam email inviting them to renew their licence via PayPal. The Department of Transport has received reports of their customers receiving a fake email purportedly from PayPal asking recipients to renew their drivers licence by following a link provided in the email itself. Customers are then asked to provide their name, address, mother...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Oct 2014
Building The West is a one day only conference hosted by Master Builders and the Australian Institute of Building.
Building and Energy
Department News
09 Oct 2014
Free app provides handy information for tenants Useful reminders and other tools help tenants know their legal rights Western Australian tenants will be able to manage their tenancy at the click of a button thanks to a new smartphone app launched today. Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said the free app would help tenants easily calculate the maximum amount they might have to pay a landlord...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Oct 2014
WorkSafe is conducting an inspection program to look at safety standards in tree lopping and gardening services. The inspection program will continue throughout the current financial year, and will cover both metropolitan and regional areas of WA. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the tree lopping and gardening sector was being targeted because the work was hazardous and resulted in a high...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Oct 2014
The Rockingham Magistrates Court has handed down a record fine to unregistered company Triffic Builders Pty Ltd for registration and contractual offences it committed for building work at a Parmelia property in April 2011 and a Medina property in May 2011.
Building and Energy
Media release
08 Oct 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 9 October 2014, most BP, Caltex Woolworths and Puma Energy sites are increasing their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 155.9 cpl, most Caltex and Gull sites up to 154.9 cpl and most Coles Express and Peak sites up to 153.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP will be...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Oct 2014
Two elderly caravan park residents have been awarded $9,425 in compensation and a solar company fined $30,000 after they were misled regarding approvals for the installation of solar panels at their park home. Polaris Solar Pty Ltd (in liquidation), formerly of Landsdale, was fined by the Fremantle Magistrates Court in relation to two charges of making false and misleading representations in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Oct 2014
Licensing scheme for travel agents ends Travel Compensation Fund being wound down New industry accreditation scheme to protect customers Western Australia’s licensing system for travel agents ceases on 8 October 2014, in line with the national deregulation of the travel industry. The move comes at a time when travellers are increasingly buying travel online directly from airlines and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Oct 2014
A settlement agent has been cautioned by the State Administrative Tribunal over the misuse of his trust account. Sydney James Chesson , trading as Master Settlements of St Georges Terrace Perth, had used his trust account for transactions which were not for the purpose of a settlement, a breach of the Settlement Agents Act. In issuing a caution on 30 September 2014 rather than imposing a fine,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Oct 2014
You are invited to have your say on the operation and effectiveness of a key piece of legislation that supports security of payment in Western Australia’s building and construction industry.
Building and Energy
Media release
03 Oct 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 2 October 2014, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 154.9 cpl. Most BP, Coles Express and Puma Energy sites are increasing their ULP price up to 153.9 cpl, most Gull sites up to 152.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 151.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Oct 2014
After fifteen years being based at the Forrest Centre on St Georges Terrace in Perth, Consumer Protection has moved to a new CBD location. The main location is Gordon Stephenson House, 140 William Street Perth with front counter services available on Level 2. The move is in line with the state government's plan to consolidate existing office space for the public service. Consumer Protection’s...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Sep 2014
WorkSafe is conducting a further inspection program to look at safety standards in restaurants throughout the 2014/15 financial year. An initial inspection program in this sector was conducted last financial year, and the areas of concern identified by that program prompted a follow-up. The program will focus on larger restaurants in both metropolitan and regional areas. WorkSafe Director Joe...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 Sep 2014
WorkSafe is conducting a further inspection program to look at safety standards in restaurants throughout the 2014/15 financial year. An initial inspection program in this sector was conducted last financial year, and the areas of concern identified by that program prompted a follow-up. The program will focus on larger restaurants in both metropolitan and regional areas. WorkSafe Director Joe...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 Sep 2014
An Applecross bakery has been fined $9000 (plus more than $900 in costs) over an incident in which an employee’s arm was broken when it was trapped in a dough mixer. Newform Holdings Pty Ltd – trading as La Crust Bakery – pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. In August 2012, a baker employed by Newform Holdings...
WorkSafe
Media release
26 Sep 2014
The Building Commissioner is warning consumers to be wary of dealing with formerly registered Western Australian building company AFRA Construction Pty Ltd and its two directors Mal Afrasiabi and Fazollah (Fred) Afrasiabi after receiving information that Mal Afrasiabi may be continuing to operate without the required registration.
Building and Energy
Media release
26 Sep 2014
The Building Commissioner has renewed his warning to consumers not to deal with an unregistered painter who is continuing to advertise and carry out unauthorised painting work despite having been successfully prosecuted in 2012.
Building and Energy
Media release
25 Sep 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 25 September 2014, most Puma Energy sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 153.9 cpl. Most BP, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and Gull sites are increasing their ULP price up to 152.9 cpl, and most Peak sites up to 151.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Sep 2014
A Rockingham car dealer, its Director and a sales representative have been fined a total of $19,400 and ordered to pay Court costs of $7,263 by the Rockingham Magistrates Court after making false and misleading statements regarding the warranty on a used vehicle. All Commercials Pty Ltd , its Director/yard manager and a sales representative were charged by Consumer Protection for being in breach...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Sep 2014
The St Georges Terrace office of Consumer Protection is moving offices over the September long weekend and in preparation it will close early this Friday . Bonds will close at 1.00pm; while all other services (including our Contact Centre) will close at 3.30pm. While there may be some minor services disruptions, we expect to be fully operational by 10.00am, Tuesday 30 September 2014. If you have...
Consumer Protection
Department News
22 Sep 2014
A Wangara motor vehicle dealer and its sole Director have been ordered to pay a total of more than $80,000 in fines and costs by the Joondalup Magistrates Court for selling used vehicles without a warranty. Ridgehaven Holdings Pty Ltd, trading as Wanneroo Cars and Commercials of Wangara (now closed), and its sole Director Brian John Whitehead pleaded guilty to 29 charges under the Australian...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Sep 2014
Electrical safety regulator Energy Safety will launch a public awareness campaign next month to alert property owners with overhead power lines about their legal responsibilities.
Building and Energy
Media release
18 Sep 2014
This year’s finalists in the WA Industry and Export Awards program were recognised at a certificate presentation breakfast this morning held at Kings Park. Read the rest of the Media Statement at the WA Government site
Corporate
Media release
17 Sep 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 18 September 2014, most Caltex, Puma Energy and BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 152.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and Gull sites are increasing their ULP price up to 151.9 cpl, and most Peak sites are increasing their price up to 150.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Sep 2014
Consumer Protection has issued an alert concerning the illegal fundraising activities in Western Australia of an unlicensed breast cancer charity. Reports that Breast Cancer Australia (BCA) has been selling raffle tickets to WA consumers via a telemarketing and doorknocking campaign has prompted this alert. Apart from its unlicensed status, the BCA is also not a current permit holder to conduct...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Sep 2014

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