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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
A gang of Irish travelling conmen who have been carrying out dodgy work on laying bitumen driveways as well as unauthorised painting work have been targeting Perth home owners. 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 doing roof painting and restoration work without being registered...
Building Commission
Media release
22 Mar 2013
A Christmas Islander, a seniors' advocacy organisation, a drug and road safety educator, a journalist and a morning radio show have taken out top honours at this year’s Consumer Protection Awards.
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Mar 2013
Consumer Protection and WA Police Major Fraud Squad will be holding an education session in Geraldton after it was identified that in recent months more than $1 million dollars has been sent to scammers in West Africa from the Midwest region alone. Members of the community are invited to come along to the Geraldton RSL Club on 46 Chapman Road at 5.30pm, Tuesday 26 March 2013 to hear information...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Mar 2013
22 March 2013 – 11.30am-2pm The University Club of Western Australia, Hackett Drive, Crawley The ninth annual Western Australian Consumer Protection Awards are being announced by new Commerce Minister Michael Mischin on 22 March 2013. The Rona Okely Award acknowledges an individual Western Australian who has influenced and inspired the advancement, development and promotion of consumer protection...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Mar 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 21 March 2013, most Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 153.9 cpl. Most BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 11 cpl up to 152.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are putting their ULP price up by 10 cpl up to 151.9 cpl. Most Gull and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Mar 2013
A self-employed carpenter has been fined $4000.00 for failing to provide fall prevention equipment and edge protection while working on the roof of a shed. Brendan Keith Purchase – trading as Brendan Purchase Carpentry Service – pleaded guilty to failing to provide fall prevention and edge protection and was fined in the Esperance Magistrates Court last week. In early 2011, Mr Purchase was...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Mar 2013
Seminars will be held in Perth in March and eight regional towns during April and May on the 2013 amendments to the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and other policy and legislation-related matters. The two metropolitan BCA seminars will be run in West Perth by the Australian Building Codes Board on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 March 2013. The Building Commission will then take the information...
Building Commission
Media release
18 Mar 2013
A solar company that made an unsolicited approach to a pensioner, signed her up for a $9,000 contract, and failed to inform her of her right to cancel, has been fined $15,000 in the first successful legal action of its kind by Consumer Protection. Solar Harness Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to five offences under the Australian Consumer Law and was ordered to pay Court costs of $1,320 in addition to the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Mar 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 14 March 2013, most BP and Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 154.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths and Coles sites are hiking their ULP price by 11 cpl up to 153.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to 151.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Mar 2013
The Commissioner for Consumer Protection has revoked the charitable collection licence of Strike A Chord Inc. Commissioner Anne Driscoll and the independent Charitable Collections Advisory Committee formed the view that the licence of the charity, whose mission statement is to share the gift of music with seriously ill and disadvantaged children, should be revoked following a detailed...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Mar 2013
A Bentley man who sold 27 cars in one year when he didn’t have a motor vehicle dealer’s licence has been fined $10,000 and ordered to pay $425 in costs by the Perth Magistrates Court. Faizan Afzal bought the vehicles between February 2011 and March 2012 either through individual private sales or an auction house. He then placed 191 adverts on the online classifieds website Gumtree. Commissioner...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Mar 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 7 March 2013, most Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 157.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths and BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 10 cpl up to 155.9 cpl, most Caltex sites by 9 cpl up to 154.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites by 9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Mar 2013
A romance fraud victim from Western Australia has been found dead in her rented villa after travelling to South Africa to visit a Nigerian man she was having a relationship with on the internet. 67 year old widow Jette Jacobs from the Western Australian town of Wagin left Perth on 22 November 2012 and her body was found by South African police in a Johannesburg villa on 9 February 2013. Her death...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Mar 2013
A Rockingham vehicle repair business has been fined $1,700 and ordered to pay costs of $353 by the Rockingham Magistrates Court for operating without a licence. Green Light Mechanical in Hurell Way had submitted an incomplete licence application in December 2009 and failed to pay the application fee. Five written requests and reminders from Consumer Protection to supply supporting documents and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Feb 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 28 February 2013, most Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 13 cpl up to 158.9 cpl. Most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 12 cpl up to 157.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Feb 2013
A Perth man has been fined $7,200 and ordered to pay costs of $478 by the Joondalup Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to 14 charges relating to carrying out painting work without a registration. Joseph Karauria Wickliffe quoted the registration number of a former employer to gain employment with a building company as a painting subcontractor. Mr Wickliffe then carried out painting work...
Building Commission
Media release
27 Feb 2013
A company has been fined $60,000 (plus $7673 in costs) over an incident in which a female worker was injured when a lifting device fell onto her from the rear of a truck. National Fleet Administrative Services Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment for a person not being an employee of National Fleet Administrative Services and, by that failure, causing...
WorkSafe
Media release
25 Feb 2013
Consumer Protection has lodged a Supreme Court Writ against the promoter of a rent-to-buy property scheme, alleging the company and its Director misled consumers. The Commissioner for Consumer Protection is seeking injunctions against Presto Property Solutions Pty Ltd and Director Ms Rowan Amanda Lines restraining them from making false representations to both buyers and sellers involved in their...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Feb 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 21 February 2013, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also increasing their price tomorrow by 15 cpl up to 157.9 cpl, most BP sites by 14 cpl up to 157.9 cpl and most Coles Express...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Feb 2013
A Kwinana company has been fined a total of $50,000 over an incident in which an empty drum exploded, injuring an employee, and for failing to report the injury. Tox Free (Kwinana) Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment, and was fined $45,000 in the Rockingham Magistrates Court on Thursday. In addition, the company was fined $5000 for failing to report...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Feb 2013

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