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Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 17 August 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 145.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 9.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 136.1 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Aug 2011
Consumer Protection is hitting the road with Fitzroy Crossing the latest place on the visit list. Senior Regional Officer for the Kimberley Annetta Bellingeri will focus on issues faced by people renting property, buying cars, making warranty claims or being targeted by uninvited sellers. “I will be giving out information about the rights and responsibilities we all have under the Australian...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Aug 2011
The Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB) has prosecuted a plumbing contractor for failing to comply with 7 rectification notices relating to sub-standard work on 14 properties in Joondalup. Andrew Power (51) of Kingsley was fined $3,500 and ordered to pay costs of $3,000 in the Joondalup Magistrates Court, with Magistrate Gluestein noting a number of similar and prior convictions existed against Mr...
Building Commission
Media release
15 Aug 2011
G4S Custodial Services Pty Ltd (formerly GSL Custodial Services Pty Ltd) – the company contracted by the Department of Corrective Services to transport persons in custody - has been fined $285,000 over the death of Mr Ward in 2008. G4S, as the employer of the drivers, pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that the safety and health of a person not being an employee is not adversely affected by the...
WorkSafe
Media release
12 Aug 2011
A joint taskforce comprising investigators from Consumer Protection, WA Police Major Fraud Squad and representatives of Landgate is investigating a reported real estate scam. A couple returning from overseas have advised authorities that their property has been sold without their knowledge or consent and a joint investigation has been launched. The previous owners were living and working overseas...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Aug 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 10 August 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 146.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 10.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 136.0 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Aug 2011
Promoters of a Rent to Buy property scheme have been named by Consumer Protection, which has issued a warning to potential buyers not to deal with the company. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll claims No Loan Home Pty Ltd , sole director Filip (Fil) Butkovic and employee Nikola (Nik) Butkovic , of Nedlands, have been misleading consumers and carrying on business as real estate...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Aug 2011
A Boulder mining maintenance company has been fined $90,000 (and ordered to pay $3654.50 in costs) over an incident in which a 15-year-old was seriously and permanently injured. Dalmain Enterprises Pty Ltd – trading as ATS Mining Maintenance – pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing serious harm to employee and was fined in the...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Aug 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 3 August 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 146.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 9.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 136.3 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Aug 2011
The Department of Commerce has identified that a number of Goldfields employers are failing to pay their staff appropriate rates for location allowance and in some circumstances failing to pay the allowance at all. Labour Relations Kalgoorlie/Esperance Regional Inspector, Ms Lesley Dowding, said that although the vast majority of employers were trying to pay their employees correctly, they often...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Aug 2011
An unlicensed debt collector has been ordered to pay $3,000 in compensation, Court costs and a fine by the Perth Magistrates Court. John William Abbott, of Kenwick, operates the registered business John Abbott & Associates, a financial crisis consultancy based in Belmont. Mr Abbott pleaded guilty to carrying out the activities of a debt collector without a licence and was fined $180 and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Aug 2011
The Director of Energy Safety Ken Bowron issued a reminder today that all residential rental properties must be fitted with at least two Residual Current Devices (RCDs) protecting power point and lighting circuits from 8 August 2011. Mr Bowron said installing RCDs in every rental property will significantly increase safety for all tenants. “After considerable discussion and negotiation with...
EnergySafety
Media release
01 Aug 2011
Inspectors from WorkSafe’s Transport team will be available at this weekend’s Perth Truck and Trailer Show to provide information on transport safety. Along with WorkSafe inspectors, the booth will be manned by representatives from Main Roads WA and the Department of Transport. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the booth at the show would be an important source of...
WorkSafe
Media release
27 Jul 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 27 July 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 147.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 9.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling at or below 137.2 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and Friday...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Jul 2011
A former Perth car dealer and his company, now in liquidation, have both been fined a total of $10,000 for misleading buyers and failing to pay the proceeds of cars sold on consignment. Patrick Maurice Michael Murphy, of Innaloo, was a director of Barblos Nominees Pty Ltd, trading as Pat Murphy Motors in Oxford Street Leederville, until it closed down. Mr Murphy and his company faced one charge...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Jul 2011
The death of a three year old toddler in Sydney has prompted a reminder to parents about the dangers of curtain and blind cords. The child died after choking on a blind cord and Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll urges all parents and people who have children visit to be vigilant to this silent killer in the home. “Loose or looped curtain and blind cords are very dangerous as...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Jul 2011
The Department of Commerce has identified that a number of Kimberley employers are failing to pay their staff appropriate rates for location allowance and in some circumstances failing to pay the allowance at all. Labour Relations Broome Regional Inspector and Education Officer, Ms Margaret Lockyer, said that although the vast majority of employers were trying to pay their employees correctly,...
Labour Relations
Media release
25 Jul 2011
A Kelmscott transport company has been fined a total of $8000 for failing to record the work time, breaks and non-work time of commercial vehicle drivers. T.S. & D.E. Cowcher Farms Pty Ltd – trading as Derek Murray & Co – pleaded guilty to two charges of failing to implement a system to accurately record the activities of drivers, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last month...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Jul 2011
A site supervisor on a Perth tilt-up construction site has been fined $6000 over an incident in which four panels fell into a lift shaft. Ronald William Roy was found guilty in absentia of failing to take reasonable care to avoid adversely affecting the safety of other persons through an act or omission, and was fined $6000 in the Perth Magistrates Court last month. In December 2008, Mr Roy was...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Jul 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 20 July 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 148.9 cents per litre (cpl) -- an increase of up to 10.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 137.3 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Jul 2011
Baby dummies and chains with decorations called "Bling" have been banned nationally because they could pose a serious safety risk. The product safety warning from Consumer Protection comes after Federal and other State agencies have taken action to remove these dummies from sale. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said the pacifiers pose a major choking hazard to babies. "The...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Jul 2011
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 43-year-old crane operator/rigger at a construction site in Karratha this morning. The man was believed to have been crushed by a large concrete soakwell lid that fell while being lifted by a crane. Inspectors travelled to the site immediately, and will interview witnesses and investigate the circumstances. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates...
WorkSafe
Media release
13 Jul 2011
A glossy travel brochure being posted to WA homes and containing fake lottery scratchie tickets has been named a scam by Consumer Protection. Consumers are warned not to respond to the latest travel scam, this time from the VMac Holiday Group from Malaysia, as it is an advance fee fraud. The brochure offers complimentary lottery prizes to celebrate a new investment opportunity in Australia. One...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Jul 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 13 July 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 148.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 15.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling at or below 133.7 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Jul 2011
A Perth furniture company and its director have been fined $5,000 for making false or misleading claims about the price of products and advertising them as WA-made when they had been manufactured in China. Perth Furniture Group (PFG) offered a dining package at an “introductory price” of $4,194 for 48 hours – supposedly 40% off the Recommended Retail Price (RRP). In fact the products were never...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Jul 2011

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