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Consumer Protection and the Building Commission have warned Perth homeowners not to deal with unregistered house painters operating in the metropolitan area. Consumers in the Ballajura area have reported being approached by door-to-door workmen offering to paint their roof or driveway for quotes in excess of $1,000. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll says homeowners should refuse...
Building Commission
Media release
25 Jan 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 24 January 2013, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 148.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express, Gull and Peak sites are raising their ULP price to 146.9 cpl and most Caltex sites to 145.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP will be...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Jan 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 17 January 2013, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price tomorrow by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 148.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are raising their ULP price by 11 cpl up to 147.9 cpl, most Caltex Woolworths sites by 10 cpl up to 146.9 cpl, most BP sites by 9 cpl up to 145.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Jan 2013
An Eden Hill man has been convicted for a second time and fined a total of $10,000 for promoting and taking part in an illegal pyramid scheme. Graeme John Eddington, who operated under the business name Living Polarbear Style, was fined $5,000 each on two charges of participating in a pyramid scheme and attempting to induce another man to participate in the scheme. Mr Eddington was also ordered...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Jan 2013
The first serious cyclone threat of the season has prompted WorkSafe to issue a reminder to ensure contingency plans have been swung into action and that workers in all workplaces under threat are familiar with the plans. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today it was crucial that everyone at sea and on land knew what to do when there was a cyclone in the area. "With Severe Tropical...
WorkSafe
Media release
10 Jan 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol - that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 10 January 2013, most Caltex sites are raising their ULP price tomorrow by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 149.9 cpl. Most BP, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 13 cpl up to 148.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Jan 2013
WorkSafe has issued a reminder to all workplaces to keep safety a high priority when returning to work after the festive season. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that there had been nine work-related fatalities in WA so far this financial year, and employers and workers should guard against complacency. "People returning to work after the festive break need to be especially...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Jan 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 3 January 2013, most Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 149.9 cpl. Most BP and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cpl up to 148.9 cpl. The majority of Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 14 cpl up to 147.9 cpl, while...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Jan 2013
Consumer Protection has named its top five complaints of 2012 – solar products were the burning issue of the year, while air transport, discount vouchers, fencing and pre-assembled furniture were numbers two to five on the list. WA ScamNet recorded $1.7 million in losses to scams over the 12 month period with romance scams accounting for about $870,000 of the total. Acting Commissioner for...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Dec 2012
The Commissioner for Consumer Protection is warning WA consumers not to deal with online trader George Sekuloski, also known as Goce Sekuloski who is the director of Bulk Imports & Exports Pty Ltd. Since 2011, there have been 38 complaints made to Consumer Protection about the trader and his business which sells a range of products including solar panels, generators, spas, saunas and camping...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Dec 2012
Thirty of the world’s leading experts in quad bike safety assembled in Sydney this week as part of a project to improve quad bike safety. The $1 million quad bike crash performance research, testing and design project is being undertaken by the Heads of Workplace Safety Authorities (HWSA), the body representing Australasia’s work safety and health regulators. The NSW-funded research is being...
WorkSafe
Media release
21 Dec 2012
2012 has been the most expensive year on record for Perth fuel prices, but prices are easing for the Christmas holidays. According to the latest FuelWatch analysis of fuel prices, Perth motorists are paying an average of three cents per litre more for unleaded petrol (ULP) this year than in 2011. The average ULP price so far over the year has been 143.1 cents per litre (cpl). The price peaked at...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Dec 2012
A Kewdale building products manufacturer has been fined $45,000 (plus more than $3500 in costs) over an incident in which a supervisor had two fingers severed by a fly wheel press. Industrial Progress Corporation – trading as Roofmart WA – pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee, and was fined in the Perth...
WorkSafe
Media release
20 Dec 2012
Kentucky Fried Chicken Pty Ltd - trading as KFC - was fined $30,000 in the Perth Industrial Magistrates Court yesterday for illegally employing a total of 16 children at its Ellenbrook, Forrestfield and Rockingham outlets. The fine was the result of 16 charges under the Children and Community Service Act 2004 (the Act) of unlawfully employing children aged less than 15 years. The charges arose...
Labour Relations
Media release
20 Dec 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 20 December 2012, most Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 145.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express, Gull and Peak sites are hiking their ULP price up to 144.9 cpl. Most BP sites are hiking their ULP price up to 143.9 cpl. United sites are also...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Dec 2012
Originally issued Tuesday, 25 January 2011 The Supreme Court of WA has ordered that the operators of ‘Bikini Girls Massage’ be permanently restrained from carrying on any unregistered business in Western Australia and from placing misleading recruitment advertisements in WA. The Commissioner for Consumer Protection launched the legal action to stop Mr Bon Levi and Mr Colin Burton from further...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Jan 2011
Originally issued Thursday, 2 September 2010 An operator of the infamous WA business formerly known as ‘Bikini Girls Massage’ has been fined $12,100 and ordered to pay $5,000 in costs after admitting more than 40 breaches of fair trading and business name laws. Mr Bon Levi appeared at the Magistrates’ Court of Western Australia today for what was due to be the start of a trial but what was...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Sep 2010
Originally issued Tuesday, 17 August 2010 The Perth Magistrates Court has imposed the maximum penalty against an operator of the 'Bikini Girls Massage’ business who engaged in misleading advertising. Mr Colin Burton was today fined $6,000 after pleading guilty to 11 offences under the Fair Trading Act, relating to misleading employment advertisements. He was also fined $100 for a further offence...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Aug 2010
Originally issued Wednesday, 9 June 2010 The Supreme Court of WA has ordered the operators of ‘Bikini Girls Massage’ to cease carrying on any unregistered business and to cease placing misleading recruitment advertisements. The Commissioner for Consumer Protection launched the legal action to restrain Mr Bon Levi and Mr Colin Burton from further contravening the Business Names Act 1962 by...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Jun 2010
Originally issued Wednesday, 28 April 2010 A former employee of WA’s infamous Bikini Girls Massage business has been fined $1,500 and ordered to pay $632 in Court costs, after admitting to misleading job seekers. The ex worker, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to two counts of conduct liable to mislead in relation to employment - a breach of the Fair Trading Act 1987 - during...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Apr 2010
Originally issued Sunday, 17 January 2010 The Commissioner for Consumer Protection has launched legal action in two Perth Courts against Bon Levi and Colin Burton, the alleged operators of the Bikini Girls Massage business, and their employee/agent Leigh Currie, alleging misleading advertising in respect of employment and breaches of business registration laws. The separate legal actions involve...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Jan 2010

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