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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
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
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
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

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