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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
A former air conditioning salesman has undertaken to pay back almost $127,000 to 50 customers who were misled about the capabilities of air conditioning systems he was selling. Alwyn Robert Healy, who operated the former business Aircon Factory Direct, agreed on 13 October 2011 to an undertaking endorsed by the Supreme Court to refund the money by the end of next year. The action was taken by...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Oct 2011
Consumer Protection is hitting the road with Halls Creek 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...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Oct 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 12 October 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 152.9 cents per litre (cpl) – an increase of up to 12.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 140.5 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Oct 2011
The five winners of the prestigious 2011 Work Safety Awards Western Australia were announced on Friday. Decimil, the Public Transport Authority, Wellington Dam Alliance, Leicon Notley and John McDonnell from Hollywood Private Hospital are the winners of the five award categories and will now be entered into the national Safe Work Australia Awards. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch...
WorkSafe
Media release
10 Oct 2011
Steven Ferguson of Joondanna has been fined $1,300 and ordered to pay costs of $346 in the Joondalup Magistrates Court on two charges relating to unregistered painting. Between June and July last year Mr Ferguson carried out painting work in Craigie for payment exceeding $200 and then failed to comply with Orders imposed on him by the (then) Painters Registration Board (PRB) to compensate the...
Building Commission
Media release
10 Oct 2011
The traditional Christmas/New Year holidays are fast approaching and each year many people dust off their 'to do' lists which often include odd jobs around the house. The Building Commission has undertaken an information project to hardware sales outlets in Western Australia engaging the traders in displaying point of sale information advising their customers not to undertake DIY plumbing work. "...
Building Commission
Media release
10 Oct 2011
A roof carpenter has been fined $27,500 over an incident in which a contractor lost sight in one eye after being struck by a nail from a nail gun. Robin Vlasschaert – trading as RC Vlasschaert Carpentry Services - pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe work environment for a contractor and, by that failure, causing serious harm to the contractor, and was fined in the Rockingham Magistrates...
WorkSafe
Media release
07 Oct 2011
The second of two drivers of the van in which Aboriginal elder Mr Ward died in 2008 has been fined $11,000 over her part in the incident. Nina Stokoe pleaded guilty to failing to take reasonable care to avoid adversely affecting the safety or health of another person through an act or omission at work and, by that failure, causing a third degree burn to Mr Ward and his death, and was fined in the...
WorkSafe
Media release
05 Oct 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 28 September 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 151.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 11.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 141.4 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Sep 2011
A company that supplies and installs aluminium and glass facades to buildings has been fined $15,000 over an incident in which a labour hire worker’s leg was broken by glass panels. Access Alum Australia Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe workplace under a labour hire arrangement and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. In July 2009, Access Alum was engaged to...
WorkSafe
Media release
21 Sep 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 21 September 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 151.9 cents per litre (cpl) – an increase of up to 12.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 138.9 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Sep 2011
WorkSafe is about to begin an inspection program to look at safety issues associated with machinery and equipment wholesaling. The program will continue throughout the remainder of the financial year in both metropolitan and regional areas. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the inspections would focus on raising awareness of the safety risks and ensuring that employers had the information...
WorkSafe
Media release
14 Sep 2011
The principal builder at the Bluewater Power Station construction site in Collie has been fined $2000 for failing to comply with an Improvement Notice issued by WorkSafe. IHI Engineering Australia Pty Ltd was found guilty of not complying with an Improvement Notice within the specified time and was fined in the Collie Magistrates Court on August 31. As principal builder at the site, IHI...
WorkSafe
Media release
14 Sep 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 14 September 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 150.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 10.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 139.3 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Sep 2011
The Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB) has successfully prosecuted Mark Anthony Marshall (43) of Leschenault trading as Renostruct, for carrying out unlicensed plumbing work between August and September 2010. Investigations revealed the use of unapproved fittings relating to disconnection, relocation and replacement of water supply and sanitary plumbing work. In addition, the work was found to be of...
Building Commission
Media release
13 Sep 2011
A Bibra Lake trucking company has been fined a total of $20,000 on five charges of failing to comply with fatigue management laws for commercial vehicle drivers. Holm Pty Ltd – trading as Cockburn Transport – pleaded guilty to two charges of failing to keep records and three of failing to ensure drivers complied with fatigue management requirements and was fined in the Fremantle Magistrates Court...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Sep 2011
One of the two drivers of the van in which Aboriginal elder Mr Ward died in 2008 has been fined $9000 over his part in the incident. Graham Powell pleaded guilty to failing to take reasonable care to avoid adversely affecting the safety or health of another person through an act or omission at work and, by that failure, causing a third degree burn to Mr Ward and his death, and was fined in the...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Sep 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol - that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 7 September 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 150.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 12.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 137.8 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Sep 2011
A Safety Bay settlement agent has been fined $7,500 and ordered to pay $2,000 costs after the real estate regulator, now Consumer Protection, took disciplinary action against the company over the misuse of trust funds. The State Administrative Tribunal found that Anelle Pty Ltd, trading as Shoalwater Settlements, had breached the Settlement Agents Act as well as the industry’s Code of Conduct...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Sep 2011
A Wangara host employer has been fined $250,000 over the death of a pre-apprentice supplied by a labour hire company in November 2008. Quadtilla Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe workplace under a labour hire arrangement and, by that failure, causing the death of an employee, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court yesterday. Quadtilla is a cabinetmaking and finishing...
WorkSafe
Media release
02 Sep 2011
The manager of a storage company has been fined $2500 and ordered to pay more than $1420 in costs over an incident in which a worker was seriously injured in a fall. Craig Robert Lee pleaded guilty to failing to avoid adversely affecting the safety or health of another person and, by that failure, causing serious harm to that person, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court this month. In...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 Aug 2011

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