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Secret Harbour man Paul Thompson has been found guilty of entering into a building contract without being a registered builder, and for making a false statement to the local government. His customers were left with an unfinished garage and had to complete the project themselves as owner-builders. He was fined $1,000 with $478 costs in the Rockingham Magistrates Court. "Mr Thompson was conducting...
Building Commission
Media release
10 Apr 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 5 April 2012, most BP, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) to a maximum of 158.9 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are increasing their prices up to 155.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 155.7 cpl, however...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Apr 2012
A Munglinup farmer has been fined $20,000 (plus $10,000 in costs) over a 2008 incident in which a female farm hand suffered serious injuries including an amputated arm. John Bylsma, the operator of Minnikin Farm at Munglinup, pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Apr 2012
Consumer Protection is seeking feedback from property owners, managers and tenants during the formulation of the new regulations to implement changes to tenancy laws in WA. The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act was passed by State Parliament in November 2011 and the department is in the process of drafting regulations to support the new laws. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Apr 2012
Tuart Hill man Mark Milland has been found guilty in the Perth Magistrates Court of taking more than $25,000 as a deposit on building work valued at $51,000 in Willetton, and failing to provide a prescribed notice. The Home Building Contracts Act restricts the amount that a builder may seek as a deposit to 6.5% of the project’s value and requires mandatory documentation be provided to customers...
Building Commission
Media release
02 Apr 2012
Consumer Protection is concerned about a high number of complaints against several Perth tree loppers and has urged home owners to be cautious. The consumer agency has received 95 enquiries and 20 complaints in the past 12 months from disgruntled home owners dissatisfied with the services provided by some tree loppers. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said the complaints relate...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Mar 2012
A labourer has been fined $8000 (plus more than $1000 in costs) over an incident in which another worker sustained a serious and permanent eye injury. Steven Alexander Carl Zankl pleaded guilty to failing to take reasonable care to avoid adversely affecting the safety and health of another person, and was fined in the Mandurah Magistrates Court this month. On November 12, 2009, Mr Zankl was...
WorkSafe
Media release
29 Mar 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that's the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 29 March 2012, most Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express, Caltex and BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) to a maximum of 157.9 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are increasing their prices up to 155.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 154.7 cpl, however...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Mar 2012
Geraldton man Anthony BLAND has been found guilty of undertaking unregistered commercial painting work. He was fined $300 and ordered to pay costs of $125 in the Geraldton Magistrates Court over a job quoted at $6,500 at a property in Brede Street Geraldton. At the time of the offence, undertaking paid painting work valued at over $200 required a painter to be registered. Mr Bland held a painters...
Building Commission
Media release
28 Mar 2012
An Applecross real estate agency has been fined $1,000 and ordered to pay costs of $451 over a bond dispute. Bob Oliver Realty Pty Ltd appeared in the Fremantle Magistrates Court on 23 March 2012 charged with failing to pay back a security bond to a tenant in accordance with a Court order within seven days. Lawyers from Consumer Protection told the Court that the bond of $5,527 was paid to the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Mar 2012
A woman who established a financial support organisation ; a major regional council; and a group campaigning for child safety are this year’s recipients of the prestigious Consumer Protection Awards.
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Mar 2012
Bullsbrook man Mark Browner has been found guilty of undertaking unregistered commercial painting and fined $300 with orders to pay costs of $278 in the Midland Magistrates Court. Charges relate to a job verbally quoted at $3,000 in Brigadoon. "This type of prosecution, like a number of other matters being dealt with under old legislation, will be subject to stronger penalties in the future under...
Building Commission
Media release
22 Mar 2012
Dwellingup man Kim O’Donnell has been found guilty on three building related charges and fined $3,000 with orders to pay costs of $474 in the Mandurah Magistrates Court. Charges relate to offences under the Home Building Contracts Act and the Builders Registration Act, concerning a job in Oro Road Dwellingup valued at over $89,000. Mr O’Donnell was charged and convicted over: Charging an...
Building Commission
Media release
22 Mar 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 22 March 2012, most Coles Express, Caltex, BP and Caltex Woolworths sites in Perth are increasing their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) to a maximum of 157.9 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are increasing their prices up to 154.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average price will be 154.4...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Mar 2012
Yanchep man Sean Barrett (56) has been found guilty of undertaking unregistered painting work for payment and misrepresenting to a consumer that he was registered. He was fined $700 on two charges in the Armadale Magistrates Court over a job quoted at $3,300 for work at a house in Amber Way Thornlie. A complaint about incomplete work was made to the (then) Painters Registration Board in May last...
Building Commission
Media release
20 Mar 2012
"Slam scams" is the theme of National Consumer Fraud Week (19-23 March 2012) aimed at raising awareness of scams in the community and reducing the financial toll. During 2011, 38,400 West Australian consumers contacted Consumer Protection either by phone or email about scams and 366 victims reported losing a total of $4.12 million dollars. Romance scams accounted for $1.2 million in losses...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Mar 2012
A former Mandurah real estate agent, who was fined $1,350 by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT), has had his appeal against the penalty dismissed by the Supreme Court. Ronald George Smith , who operated the former business Exclusive Waterfront Properties Pty Ltd, was fined in May last year over breaches of the Real Estate and Business Agents Act and the Code of Conduct for Agents and Sales...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Mar 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 15 March 2012, most Caltex, BP, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price 13 cents per litre (cpl) to a maximum of 154.9 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are increasing their prices up to 151.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 151.5 cpl, however there...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Mar 2012
Bibra lake man David FUERY has been found guilty of undertaking unregistered painting work for payment. He was fined $500 and ordered to pay costs of $278 in the Fremantle Magistrates Court over a job quoted at over $11,000 for restoration work at six East Fremantle units. A complaint about inferior workmanship from the Property Manager of the complex resulted in an inspection that found Mr Fuery...
Building Commission
Media release
14 Mar 2012
Consumer Protection is warning car and truck owners not to deal with unlicensed vehicle repairers and has urged consumers to report them. Since July 2009, vehicle repair businesses have been required to have a licence to operate and individual repairers or those who supervise others are required to be registered. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection Gary Newcombe said the prosecution of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Mar 2012
World Plumbing Day (WPD) is an international event on March 11 initiated by the World Plumbing Council celebrating the important role plumbing plays in the health and safety of modern day communities. The aftermath of 2010’s devastating earthquake in Haiti and last year’s tsunami in Japan reveals how easy it is to take for granted the availability of safe drinking water and sufficient sanitation...
Building Commission
Media release
09 Mar 2012
Home owners and builders thinking about undertaking alterations and additions to existing residential buildings will need to comply with 6 star energy efficiency requirements from 30 April 2013. The Building Code of Australia will require all new residential buildings to comply with 6 star energy efficiency requirements from 1st May 2012. “Considerable work has been undertaken by the 6 Star...
Building Commission
Media release
08 Mar 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 8 March 2012, most BP, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price 13 cents per litre (cpl) to a maximum of 153.9 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are increasing their prices up to 149.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 150.1 cpl, however there...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Mar 2012
A vineyard and winery at Frankland River has been fined $60,000 over an incident in which a worker fell from a ladder and was seriously injured. Ferngrove Vineyards Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace and, by that failure, causing serious harm to a worker and was fined in the Albany Magistrates Court last month. In July 2008, an employee of Ferngrove was engaged...
WorkSafe
Media release
06 Mar 2012
A car dealer was ordered to pay more than $10,000 by the Esperance Magistrates Court for failing to record the purchase of a vehicle which was later involved in a serious car accident. Stephen George Poyner, who operates the car dealership GS Motors in Esperance as well as Hollywood Hire Cars, was fined $3,700 on 1 March 2012 and ordered to pay Court costs of $6,540 for breaching the Motor...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Mar 2012

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