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Almost one million dollars in investment fraud losses were reported to WA ScamNet in the last month – a higher amount than was reported for the whole of last year ($198,600). According to Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll, ‘Project Sunbird’ is responsible for identifying record levels of investment fraud loss – increasing from a monthly average of about $16,500 reported...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 May 2013
WorkSafe has expressed disappointment at the number of deaths in the agriculture sector after another work-related death on a farm yesterday. WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 65-year-old truck driver at a potato farm at Eastbrook near Pemberton yesterday afternoon. The man was believed to have been run over by a truck when he attempted to gain access to it as it rolled down...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 May 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 9 May 2013, most Caltex Woolworths and BP sites in Perth are hiking their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 143.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cpl up to 142.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to 141...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 May 2013
Two WA companies have been highly commended for their achievements in work safety and health at the 8th annual Safe Work Australia Awards held last week at Old Parliament House, Canberra. Nominations have now been called for the 2013 Awards for WA. Veolia Transport Pty Ltd was recognised for its workplace safety and health management systems, while Sinclair Knight Merz with Balfour Beatty UGL was...
WorkSafe
Media release
07 May 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 2 May 2013, most Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 17 cents per litre (cpl) up to 143.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cpl up to 142.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to 141.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 May 2013
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a road worker at a site in Bunbury this morning. The man was believed to have been working on the road at the site when he was struck by a grader. Inspectors from WorkSafe’s Bunbury office attended the site on the corner of Robertson Drive and Somerville Drive, and will interview witnesses and investigate the circumstances. WorkSafe thoroughly...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 Apr 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 25 April 2013, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 142.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths, Gull and Peak sites are increasing their ULP price up to 141.9 cpl, most Caltex sites by 11 cpl up to 140.9 cpl and most Coles Express sites by 10 cpl up to 139.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Apr 2013
WorkSafe has successfully appealed a reduction in penalties against a Malaga hoist and crane company and two of its Directors. D & G Hoists & Cranes Pty Ltd was fined $90,000 and Directors David Patrick Majella Keating and Luigi Vincenzo Decesare fined $45,000 each in March 2011 over the 2007 death of 22-year-old rigger Luke Aaron Murrie. The two Directors appealed the penalty against the...
WorkSafe
Media release
23 Apr 2013
Peel home owners beware that a gang of travelling conmen who have been carrying out dodgy bitumen and roof painting work across Perth are now reportedly operating in the Mandurah area. Consumer Protection and the Building Commission have warned consumers not to deal with these itinerant conmen who are breaking door to door trading laws and performing roof painting and restoration work without...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Apr 2013
A Welshpool powder coating company has been fined $85,000 over the death of a worker who was killed when a drum he was cutting with an angle grinder exploded in 2010. Diamond Powder Coaters (WA) Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing the death of the worker and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court this week. The business is involved...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Apr 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 18 April 2013, most BP and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price up to 143.9 cents per litre (cpl). Most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 8 cpl to 142.9 cpl, most Caltex sites by 7 cpl to 141.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to 139.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Apr 2013
Project Sunbird, a joint anti-fraud initiative between WA Police Major Fraud Squad and Consumer Protection, is to target the Great Southern region. A number of potential fraud victims, identified through money transfers to West Africa, are in the Katanning area and the total recorded monetary loss could be up to $100,000. Detective Senior Sergeant Dom Blackshaw from WA Police Major Fraud Squad...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Apr 2013
A Greenfields man has been fined $3,750 in the Perth Magistrates Court for unlicensed car dealing. Bradley John Green pleaded guilty on 12 April 2013 to buying and selling 15 motor vehicles between February 2011 and February 2013 without a licence, in breach of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. He was ordered to pay Court costs of $394. Lawyers for Consumer Protection told the Court that Mr Green...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Apr 2013
Consumers in remote communities can be among the most vulnerable due to isolation and lack of competition – that’s why Consumer Protection is heading out to the Dampier Peninsula. Senior Regional Officer for the Kimberley Annetta Bellingeri will visit Beagle Bay, Lombadina, Djarindjin and One Arm Point between 22nd and 26thApril 2013. She says she will concentrate on raising awareness of scams...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Apr 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 11 April 2013, most BP, Caltex and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 10 cents per litre (cpl) up to 147.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 9 cpl up to 146.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites will rise to 144.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Apr 2013
A Karrinyup settlement agent who represented that she was a licensed settlement agent after her triennial certificate had lapsed has been fined $4,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court. Michelle Louise Owen, trading as Swan River Conveyancing, pleaded guilty on 5 April 2013 to eleven charges relating to misrepresentations made during the settlement of three properties in Wembley Downs, East...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Apr 2013
Consumer Protection has warned real estate agents, property managers and landlords about late bond lodgements after an agency was fined $10,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court. Dalgon Pty Ltd, formerly trading as Acton West and now trading as Acton Cottesloe, pleaded guilty on 5 April 2013 to 27 charges of failing to lodge security bond money with the Bond Administrator ‘as soon as practicable’,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Apr 2013
Leeming man Vernon Mica Clements has been fined $1,300 and ordered to pay costs of $213 by the Perth Magistrates Court after being found guilty of one charge of carrying out unregistered painting work and one charge of alluding to being a registered painter. Mr Clements, trading under the name ‘Intergrated Roofing Services’, alluded to a potential client that he was a registered painter in order...
Building Commission
Media release
04 Apr 2013
Wembley Downs man Gary Benjamin Hill has been successfully prosecuted by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB) for three charges relating to carrying out unlicensed plumbing work. Mr Hill, the holder of a plumbing tradesperson’s licence, failed to renew his licence in January 2011. This resulted in his licence being cancelled. Despite receiving notice from the PLB that he was not entitled to do so,...
Building Commission
Media release
04 Apr 2013
Westminster man Abdol Hoseini has been fined $750 and ordered to pay costs of $213 by the Perth Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to one charge relating to advertising his painting services in a way that implied he was registered when he was not. Mr Hoseini displayed a sign at a Yokine property that quoted the registration number of a person to whom he had no relationship. In Western...
Building Commission
Media release
04 Apr 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 4 April 2013, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 150.9 cpl. Most Coles Express, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cpl up to 149.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to 148.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Apr 2013
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 56-year-old man at a property at Uduc near Harvey yesterday. The man was believed to have unloaded several horses from a large transport vehicle when a door/ramp dropped on to him. WorkSafe inspectors travelled to the site from the Bunbury office and are investigating the circumstances of the incident. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates serious...
WorkSafe
Media release
28 Mar 2013
Consumer Protection has taken legal action against a rogue fencing contractor who has been the subject of a high number of complaints from consumers. United Fencing (WA) Pty Ltd of Mandurah, a registered company of sole director James Lee Battah of Harvey, closed their Bunbury office earlier this year. The company has signed a Court enforceable undertaking under the Australian Consumer Law with...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Mar 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 28 March 2013, most Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 11 cents per litre (cpl) up to 150.9 cpl. Most BP, Coles Express and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 10 cpl up to 149.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to 146.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Mar 2013
Tuesday, 26 March 2013, 10.30am Consumer Protection regional office 3/ 50-52 Durlacher Street, Geraldton Detective Senior Sergeant Dom Blackshaw from WA Police Major Fraud Squad and Detective Senior Constable Rob Martin will be available to talk about their visit to Geraldton as part of Project Sunbird. Background: In May 2012 the WA Police Major Fraud Squad began ‘Operation Sunbird’ to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Mar 2013

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