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A backyard dog breeder who continues to sell puppies infected with parvovirus has been ordered by the Supreme Court to stop selling diseased animals and to pay over $3,000 in compensation to consumers. Fay Marie Armstrong of Spearwood provided an enforceable undertaking to the Commissioner for Consumer Protection in July 2011 not to sell diseased animals, or any animal which has not been vet-...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Aug 2012
WorkSafe Inspectors are travelling to Boyup Brook to investigate the work-related death of a logging worker at a worksite. Inspectors will interview witnesses and investigate the circumstances. The man was believed to have been felling trees and was crushed. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates serious work-related injuries and deaths in Western Australia with the aim of prevention. WorkSafe WA...
WorkSafe
Media release
28 Aug 2012
A Welshpool spray painter has been fined $5,000 for operating without a licence and a further $150 for failing to renew his business name registration. Travis Robert Turnbull, who operates TRT Automotive Refinishers, pleaded guilty in the Perth Magistrates Court today to operating a motor vehicle repair business without a licence and without a current business name registration. He was also...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Aug 2012
Perth’s new Sunday trading hours will inject vigour into the Western Australian retail sector and the State’s economy generally , Premier and State Development Minister Colin Barnett, along with Commerce Minister Simon O'Brien, said today.
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Aug 2012
A Perth real estate sales representative who dishonestly kept clients’ money intended for property advertising or repairs has been suspended for two years and fined $3,000. The Commissioner for Consumer Protection took disciplinary action against Byron Hutton, of Tuart Hill, for breaches of the Real Estate and Business Agents Act. The State Administrative Tribunal reprimanded Mr Hutton for...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Aug 2012
The State Government is calling for public input as part of the review of laws which protect the rights of residents living in residential parks in Western Australia .
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Aug 2012
The WA Government has placed a product safety ban on magnetised novelty items which have killed a young child and recently caused injuries to several other children in Australia. Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien approved the ban today. In WA, Princess Margaret Hospital reports there have been 33 cases of children swallowing magnets since 2006 and four were admitted to hospital for treatment. In...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Aug 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 23 August 2012, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 153.9 cpl. The majority of BP, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cents up to 152.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their prices tomorrow,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Aug 2012
A Rockingham man who was buying and selling motor vehicles illegally has been fined for unlicensed dealing after being prosecuted by Consumer Protection. Terrence Fletcher, who was operating out of premises in Hurrell Road Rockingham pleaded guilty, was fined $5,500 and ordered to pay Court costs of $1,109 for unlawfully dealing in cars without a licence. He appeared in the Rockingham Magistrates...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Aug 2012
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a male worker at a worksite in Jandakot on Saturday. The man was caught in machinery and WorkSafe inspectors are investigating the circumstances. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates serious work-related injuries and deaths in Western Australia with the aim of preventing future similar incidents. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said any work-...
WorkSafe
Media release
20 Aug 2012
The State Government is seeking public comment on the costs and benefits of the proposed national Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations as they apply specifically to Western Australian workplaces. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the public comment period was a good opportunity for businesses, industry and workers to express their opinions on the costs and benefits associated...
WorkSafe
Media release
17 Aug 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 16 August 2012, most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths, Gull and Peak sites are increasing their ULP price by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 151.9 cpl. Most BP and Coles Express sites are also hiking their prices tomorrow, by 14 cpl up to 149.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 147.5 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Aug 2012
An employment consultancy has been fined $50,000 (plus $4631.65 in costs) over an incident in which two female workers became lost in a remote location north-east of Kalgoorlie. MAXNetwork Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and was fined in the Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court today. MAXNetwork was contracted to the Department of Education, Employment...
WorkSafe
Media release
15 Aug 2012
An East Victoria Park car yard and two of its Directors have been fined a total of $18,000 after misleading customers about a vehicle they were selling. Fanfare Pty Ltd, trading as Park Auto Centre in Albany Highway, and Directors Gregory John Norris and Philip Carl Doherty were fined $6,000 each by the Perth Magistrates Court on 10 August 2012 and ordered to pay Court costs totalling $1,276. The...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Aug 2012
Proposed changes to legislation aimed at protecting the rights of retirement village residents and improving the regulation of the industry have been introduced into State Parliament.
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Aug 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 9 August 2012, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 145.9 cpl. Most Caltex, Gull and Peak sites are hiking their prices tomorrow up to 147.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP prices tomorrow by 14 cpl, up to 146.9 cpl. Some Coles...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Aug 2012
Customers who have paid deposits to a chain of flooring stores which have closed down are asked to contact the liquidators of the company to register their details. The four stores of the Perth Floor Centre at Belmont, Balcatta, Jandakot and O’Connor closed their doors on 16 July 2012 due to financial difficulties. Since then, more than 30 customers have contacted Consumer Protection each...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Aug 2012
On Thursday, 2 August 2012, most BP and Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 145.9 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are also increasing their prices, up to 142.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 139 cpl, however there will be over 60 Perth sites selling below 132 cpl. Wednesday’s cheapest ULP is available for: 131.4 cpl at United Roleystone in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Aug 2012
The collapse of an extended warranties provider in Australia is being used as an opportunity to highlight questions about the value of extended warranties. U-nited Warranties Pty Ltd has appointed liquidators – the majority of its extended warranty products were offered at the point of sale through major retail chains, including Big W and Myer and a number of independent retailers. The Australian...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Aug 2012

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