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WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a worker at a factory in Bayswater this morning. The man was believed to have been crushed by a slab of stone at a business engaged in making stone benchtops. Inspectors travelled to the site soon after the incident and will interview witnesses and investigate the circumstances. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates serious work-related injuries and...
WorkSafe
Media release
01 Dec 2011
Broome man Colin John Lonsdale (44) has been fined $1,500 and ordered to pay costs of $196 in the Broome Magistrates Court for undertaking building work without being a registered builder. Mr Lonsdale did not attend court and was convicted in his absence of undertaking unregistered building works valued at $42,300 to a commercial property in Hunter Street Broome. “Mr Lonsdale had previously...
Building Commission
Media release
01 Dec 2011
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 1 December 2011, most BP, Caltex Woolworths, Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 144.9 cents per litre (cpl) – an increase of up to 12.0 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also increasing their ULP price up to 11.0 cpl to 142.9 cpl. However, over 50 petrol stations in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Nov 2011
WorkSafe has laid charges against two companies over the 2008 deaths of a tanker driver and a manager at the Broome depot of one of the companies. Baker Hughes Australia Pty Ltd (operators of a Broome depot) and Oilfields Transport Services Pty Ltd (a transport services company engaged by Baker Hughes) have both been charged with failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and, by...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 Nov 2011
Christmas shoppers in WA will have the protection of the new Australian Consumer Law (ACL) for the first time this year with agencies planning a pre-Christmas campaign. The new laws, which came into effect on 1 January 2011, include consumer guarantees which ensure that goods sold in the Australian marketplace are safe, durable, free from defects and fit for their intended purpose. Commissioner...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Nov 2011
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 53-year-old mechanic at Midland. The man was believed to have died on Friday while working alone. His body was discovered this morning. Inspectors travelled to the site and will investigate the circumstances. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates serious work-related injuries and deaths in WA with a view to preventing future incidents of a similar...
WorkSafe
Media release
28 Nov 2011
WorkSafe is investigating a collision between a four-wheel-drive and a quad bike last week that left a 25-year-old man critically injured. The collision took place on private property at Scott River East last Thursday afternoon. It is believed visibility in the area may have been reduced by smoke. The quad bike rider was a 25-year-old man who was airlifted to Perth and remains in a critical but...
WorkSafe
Media release
28 Nov 2011
WorkSafe is investigating the death of a 72-year-old man at Innaloo this afternoon. The man was believed to have been struck by a reversing bobcat that was carrying out reticulation work at parkland near the Morris Road shops at Innaloo. Inspectors travelled to the site soon after the incident and will interview witnesses and investigate the circumstances. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates serious...
WorkSafe
Media release
25 Nov 2011
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 23 November 2011, most BP, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are putting their ULP prices up by 9 cents per litre (cpl) to 144.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also increasing their ULP prices by between 7 and 9 cpl up to 142.9 cpl. The metropolitan average will be 142.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Nov 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 16 November 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 147.9 cents per litre (cpl) – a rise of up to 12.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 135.6 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Nov 2011
Consumer Protection has received reports from residents in Gooseberry Hill and Serpentine that so-called “Bitumen Bandits” are operating in their area. Consumers report being approached by workmen offering to lay bitumen driveways at what they claim are bargain prices. None of the consumers took up their offer. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll is warning WA homeowners not to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Nov 2011
A Mandurah steel fabricating and manufacturing business has been fined $25,000 over an incident in which a 16-year-old work experience student had parts of three fingers amputated. Tropical Bay Pty Ltd – trading as Transcoat Engineering – pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the safety of a non-employee and, by that failure, causing serious harm, and was fined in the Mandurah Magistrates Court...
WorkSafe
Media release
11 Nov 2011
An employee of a rigging company has been fined $1250 (plus $528 in costs) over an incident in which a 10-tonne steel roof section fell from a tower crane on a building site. Graham Steven Bell pleaded guilty to, as an employee, failing to take reasonable care to ensure his own safety and the safety of others, and was fined in the Rockingham Magistrates Court on Monday. In July 2009, Mr Bell was...
WorkSafe
Media release
10 Nov 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 10 November 2011, most BP, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are putting their ULP prices up to 145.9 cents per litre (cpl) – that's an increase of up to 10.0 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also increasing their ULP prices by up to 8.0 cpl. However, 106 petrol...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Nov 2011
WA’s cyclone season has begun, and businesses throughout the North-West of the State have been reminded to ensure contingency plans are established and in operation. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today it was crucial that everyone on sea and on land knew what to do when there was a cyclone in the area. “The cyclone season officially began on November 1, and under WA’s...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Nov 2011
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 3 November 2011, most Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price to 148.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 9.0 cpl. Most BP, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP prices by 8 cpl to 147.9 cpl. Many Gull sites are hiking their prices between 5 and 6 cpl to 145.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Nov 2011
Consumer Protection is searching for a non-government organisation with expertise of Seniors' issues to collaborate with the Department to expand services of the newly opened Seniors’ Housing Centre. The Centre was opened by Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien last month. Currently located on the ground floor 219 St Georges Terrace Perth, the centre is an independent resource which offers free...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Oct 2011
Consumer Protection is hitting the road with Kununurra and Wyndham the latest places 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...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Oct 2011
A high number of Australian men die or are seriously injured each year while working under their cars using vehicle jacks, stands, and/or ramps, and Consumer Protection is keen to see a dramatic drop in these incidents. Research undertaken by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) found that, in less than 10 years, 46 fatalities involving car jacks, vehicle ramps or blocks were...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Oct 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 26 October 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 151.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 9.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 142.0 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Oct 2011
Nominations for the Consumer Protection Awards 2012 are open and Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll is urging Western Australians to put names forward for public recognition. The Awards, which have been run since 2004, mark the outstanding achievement of individuals, organisations, local governments and businesses, in the fields of consumer protection and injury prevention for...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Oct 2011
An illegal money lender who charged Indigenous consumers up to 50 percent interest has been found guilty of carrying on a business of providing credit without being licensed and ordered by the Kalgoorlie Magistrates’ Court to pay almost $34,000 in penalties and costs. In a criminal prosecution brought by the Commissioner for Consumer Protection, Salvatore (Sam) Tomarchio, of Laverton, was fined $...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Oct 2011
The State Government has moved to combat property fraud by toughening rules on identifying sellers - action required after owners of a Ballajura property, who were living overseas, became victims of identity theft and had their home sold without their knowledge or permission.
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Oct 2011
Glossy travel brochures containing fake ‘scratchie’ lottery tickets have again started arriving in WA mail boxes, prompting another public warning from Consumer Protection. The latest travel scam from Malaysia is from Greenery Tourism and is confirmed as an advance fee fraud. Recipients are advised not to respond to the offers being presented. The 8-page brochure contains one of two scratchie...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Oct 2011
FuelWatch is informing Perth consumers that tomorrow the metropolitan average price for a litre of unleaded petrol will be the highest it’s been in 3 years, reaching 150.2 cents per litre, driven by high Singapore benchmark prices. Tomorrow, several BP, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express, Gull and Peak sites will increase their ULP price by up to 14.1 cents to 152.9 cents per litre (cpl)...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Oct 2011

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