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Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 2 June 2011, most Caltex Woolworths, Caltex, BP, Coles Express, Gull and Peak sites are increasing their ULP price to a maximum of 145.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 12.0 cpl. However, over 90 petrol stations in Perth will be selling below 143 cpl tomorrow. FuelWatch recommends...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Jun 2011
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 45-year-old man on a farm between Salmon Gums and Grass Patch, north of Esperance, yesterday afternoon. The man was believed to have been working on the roof of a large agricultural shed when he fell around seven metres through a skylight. A WorkSafe inspector is travelling to the site today and will investigate the circumstances. WorkSafe...
WorkSafe
Media release
01 Jun 2011
A WorkSafe roadblock exercise at Norseman last weekend has revealed generally good compliance with fatigue safety laws, but some continuing problems with rest breaks. The joint roadblock, conducted by WorkSafe inspectors and WA Police, involved commercial vehicles being stopped as they came in from the east-west run to check whether the required rest breaks had been taken. Acting WorkSafe WA...
WorkSafe
Media release
01 Jun 2011
WA consumers have been advised to do their homework before installing solar power systems in their home and to thoroughly check out power saving claims being made by retailers. So far this year, Consumer Protection has received more than 50 complaints against the industry and handled about 300 enquiries from consumers. Some believe they were misled by cost-saving claims, but the majority are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 May 2011
A building company and a roofing company have been fined a total of $10,000 for not providing fall prevention measures for workers on a building site. Boutique Building Company Pty Ltd and Western Metal Roofing Pty Ltd both pleaded guilty to failing to provide edge protection when there was a risk that a person could fall three metres or more, and were each fined $5000 in the Rockingham...
WorkSafe
Media release
31 May 2011
The maximum pet bond that landlords are able to charge tenants will increase from $100 to $260 from 1 June 2011. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said the increase in the pet bond limit was necessary to reflect present day costs associated with fumigation after a tenant with a dog or cat has vacated a rental property. “The cost of fumigation has increased over the years and it...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 May 2011
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 26 May 2011, most Caltex Woolworths, Caltex, BP, Coles Express, Gull and Peak sites are increasing their ULP price to a maximum of 145.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 8.0 cpl. However, over 110 petrol stations in Perth will be selling below 144 cpl tomorrow. FuelWatch recommends...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 May 2011
WorkSafe will conduct an inspection program next month to look at whether construction industry employers are complying with requirements for consultation on safety management. Throughout June, inspectors will check to ensure that consultation on hazards and safety management on construction sites in metropolitan and regional areas is in accordance with occupational safety and health laws. Acting...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 May 2011
The Department of Commerce has appointed its first senior industrial inspector and education officer to operate out of its Broome office. Ms Margaret Lockyer, an experienced labour relations officer, will provide compliance and education services to employers and employees in Broome and throughout the Kimberley. Compliance and Education Director Joseph Lee said: “We are very pleased to be...
Labour Relations
Media release
18 May 2011
The Department of Commerce has appointed a new senior industrial inspector and education officer to operate out of its Bunbury office. Mr Brian Ravenscroft, an experienced labour relations officer, will provide compliance and education services to employers and employees in Bunbury and throughout the South West Region. Compliance and Education Director Joseph Lee said: "We are very pleased to...
Labour Relations
Media release
18 May 2011
Consumer Protection is concerned about a sharp increase in the number of recent reports of puppy buyers who have been scammed by bogus online advertisements. In the past 2 months, nine WA consumers have reported losing between $350 and $1,800 each after being asked to send money to purchase a puppy that doesn’t exist. A total of almost $9,000 has been traced to cyber criminals in Cameroon in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 May 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 18 May 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 149.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 8.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 140.7 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 May 2011
The Perth Magistrates Court has fined a Queens Park man $5,000 after being convicted of unlicensed car dealing. Bin Huang was also ordered to pay Court costs of $418 when sentenced on 13 May 2011. Lawyers for Consumer Protection told the Court that Mr Huang had bought 19 vehicles from private sellers and then sold them to private buyers between June 2009 and May 2010 without having a licence...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 May 2011
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 50-year-old mechanical engineering manager after a fall at a printing business in Canning Vale last week. On May 9, the man was believed to have been adjusting machinery while standing on a ladder when he fell around two metres, sustaining serious head injuries. He remained in a coma on life support last week, and died in Royal Perth Hospital...
WorkSafe
Media release
16 May 2011
A demolition company has been fined $2500 for failing to install security fencing around a demolition site that contained asbestos. Coda Contracting Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that demolition work was done in accordance with the relevant Australian Standard and was fined $2500 in the Fremantle Magistrates Court on Friday. Coda Contracting was contracted to demolish a residence in...
WorkSafe
Media release
11 May 2011
A host employer and a labour hire company have been fined a total of $120,000 over an incident in 2008 in which a labour hire worker’s lower leg was severely injured and later amputated. Host employer Beds Plus Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the provision of a safe workplace under a labour hire arrangement and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee, and was fined $80,...
WorkSafe
Media release
11 May 2011
Consumer Protection is joining Lotterywest in alerting Western Australian mobile phone users about an SMS ‘Powerball’ scam. In total there have been more than 100 reports regarding the bogus text messages to both organisations this week. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll urges anyone who receives the SMS to delete it. “This message claims it comes from Powerball but Lotterywest...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 May 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 11 May 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP prices by 10 cents per litre (cpl) to 151.9. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and Friday being the most expensive days, FuelWatch recommends filling up today or tomorrow and paying no more than 141...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 May 2011
Treadmills being sold without adequate warning labels were a major concern following an intensive product safety campaign carried out by Consumer Protection. The three-month campaign from November 2010 to the end of February 2011 involved product safety officers visiting 119 retailers in the Perth metropolitan area and inspecting more than 5,000 products. The focus for this campaign was on toys...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 May 2011
A Welshpool man who bought and sold trucks without a dealer’s licence has been fined $3,000 in the Perth Magistrates Court. Eric Bruce Symes, who was found guilty after a four-day hearing which ended on 5 May 2011, was also ordered to pay Court costs of $2,500. Lawyers for Consumer Protection told the Court that Mr Symes had bought 18 trucks, sold five of them and advertised a further 38 in a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 May 2011
Kalgoorlie will host a Work Safe 2011 Forum on May 18, providing an opportunity for Goldfields residents to learn more about workplace safety. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the Forums aimed to bring together people with an interest in occupational safety and health to update their knowledge on the latest developments in this arena. “The Kalgoorlie Forum will cover a...
WorkSafe
Media release
06 May 2011
Geraldton will host a Work Safe 2011 Forum on May 25, providing an opportunity for Mid-West residents to learn more about workplace safety. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the Forums aimed to bring together people with an interest in occupational safety and health to update their knowledge on the latest developments in this arena. “The Geraldton Forum will cover a range...
WorkSafe
Media release
06 May 2011
Consumer Protection is warning Kimberley residents that they may be left with nothing to smile about if they enter into a deal with a photographer who turns up on their doorstep. This week Consumer Protection’s regional office in Broome has received reports of travelling photographers operating around Fitzroy Crossing. The group are thought to be specifically targeting indigenous households...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 May 2011
WorkSafe has begun an inspection program to look at safety issues with mobile plant on construction sites. Inspectors will look at mobile plant such as earthmoving equipment, elevating work platforms, mobile cranes and forklifts on metropolitan and regional construction sites throughout May. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that a significant number of workplace deaths in...
WorkSafe
Media release
05 May 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 4 May 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP prices by 10 cents per litre (cpl) to 151.9. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and Friday being the most expensive days, FuelWatch recommends filling up today or tomorrow and paying no more than 141...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 May 2011

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