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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 23 March 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 149.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 10.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 139.4 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Mar 2011
A logging company has been fined $15,000 after an incident in which a worker’s hand was severely injured. Softwood Logging Services Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. In July 2008, a Softwood Logging Services employee was operating a mobile wood chipper at the Oriole Plantation in the Shire of...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Mar 2011
WorkSafe will appeal the Magistrates Court decision to dismiss charges against Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) and its wholly-owned subsidiary The Pilbara Infrastructure (TPI) relating to the injury of workers during Cyclone George in March 2007. FMG faced one charge, and TPI 17 charges, all of which were dismissed last month. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that after...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 Mar 2011
18 March 2011 – 11.30am-2pm The University Club of Western Australia, Hackett Drive, Crawley The seventh annual Western Australian Consumer Protection Awards are taking place on 18 March 2011. The Rona Okely Award acknowledges an individual Western Australian who has influenced and inspired the advancement, development and promotion of consumer protection in their community and who has given...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Mar 2011
World Plumbing Day comes alive around Australia today as Governments, industry and individuals get together to showcase the importance of having good water health systems in the community. Having a dedicated day each year creates much-needed awareness about better plumbing practices and its pivotal role in better health, hygiene and environmental care, plus better management of energy. "Some may...
Building Commission
Media release
10 Mar 2011
The electrocutions of two men in Western Australia at the weekend were a tragedy which has dismayed the Government’s electricity regulatory authority. An elderly man received a fatal shock in his back yard and a second man died while working in the ceiling area of a home. “All EnergySafety staff join me in extending our sincere condolences to the family and friends of these men,” Director of...
EnergySafety
Media release
28 Feb 2011
Beware of bogus charity collectors using the earthquake in New Zealand as a way to scam people out of money. Within two days of the disaster in Christchurch, Consumer Protection began to receive information about email scammers pretending to represent legitimate charities. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said these charity scams divert funds away from those in dire need and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Feb 2011
A formwork company has been fined $25,000 plus almost $6000 in costs over an incident in which a worker was seriously injured in a fall. Ria Contracting Pty Ltd was found guilty of failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. In September 2008, the company was contracted to carry out formwork at a construction site in East Perth. An...
WorkSafe
Media release
28 Feb 2011
Workplace safety and health authorities across Australia are joining forces in an effort to improve safety for those working on or near public roads. The program, which will begin next month and continue for three months, will see workplace safety inspectors from across the nation visiting more than 260 roadside worksites. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said the targeted compliance...
WorkSafe
Media release
28 Feb 2011
A Perth finance broker has been fined $1,000 by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) over misrepresentations in two loan applications. Richard Edward Trevor Lowenhoff of Jane Brook was also ordered to pay costs of $1,000 after admitting two breaches of the Finance Broker Code of Conduct. Mr Lowenhoff admitted to the SAT that two loan applications that he submitted to the ANZ Bank on behalf of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Feb 2011
The State Government has referred allegations about pay and conditions on a ship docked at Fremantle to the Perth office of the Fair Work Ombudsman, a federal authority, as this matter falls within the federal industrial relations jurisdiction. It is understood that the Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced investigations into these allegations. Media Contact: Joseph Lee 9222 7751
Labour Relations
Media release
25 Feb 2011
A tilt-up construction company and a crane operator have been fined a total of $4000 after the collapse of a tilt-up panel at a construction site in Wangara in 2008. Permacast Pty Ltd and Craig Ford pleaded guilty were fined $2000 each in the Joondalup Magistrates Court last week. Permacast was charged with failing to ensure that each person involved in tilt-up work had completed an approved...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 Feb 2011
Western Australians trying to sell their homes via well-known classifieds websites are being warned about scammers who target private property sellers online. WA ScamNet has seen this method of fraud used on people selling cars, computer consoles and other items via the internet. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said the latest concern is the real estate market. “A bogus buyer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Feb 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 23 February 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 141.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 10.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 131.3 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Feb 2011
Perth consumers have reported being approached by ‘back of van salesmen’, prompting a warning from Consumer Protection. One consumer was approached by two men who were selling electronic equipment from the back of a white van in a car park in Inglewood and two others were approached in Rockingham. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll advises consumers to avoid doing business with...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Feb 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 16 February 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 141.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 10.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 131.0 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Feb 2011
A host employer has been fined $60,000 over an incident in which a worker supplied by a labour hire company was crushed and left a paraplegic. Maddington boilermaking and metal fabrication company G & G Mining Fabrication 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 a worker, and was...
WorkSafe
Media release
15 Feb 2011
Following a 3-week trial, the Perth Magistrates Court on Friday 11 February 2011 found Westpoint Realty Pty Ltd and its director Mr Norman Carey guilty of five charges of making false or misleading representations regarding a residential property development in Rivervale. Lawyers acting on behalf of Consumer Protection told the Court that the company, via its agents, misled purchasers of units in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Feb 2011
A WorkSafe inspection program of construction sites in the Albany area has revealed generally good standards in occupational safety and health management. WorkSafe inspectors conducted 19 inspections in the Albany area, including Albany itself, Williams, Kojonup, Mount Barker and Denmark over the week commencing December 13, 2010. WorkSafe Director Chris Kirwin said today the inspection program...
WorkSafe
Media release
10 Feb 2011
A WorkSafe targeted inspection program on High Risk Work licences in construction has revealed that the majority of workers in the industry hold the required licences. In the three months from October to December 2010, construction inspectors visited sites in Perth and regional areas of WA, including the Indian Ocean Territories (Christmas and Cocos Islands). They visited 68 construction sites...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Feb 2011

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