Previous award winners and finalists

The Consumer Protection Awards provides an opportunity to reward and recognise the achievements of individuals, organisations, businesses, local governments, journalists and media outlets that have made gains in increasing awareness of consumer issues, provided support for disadvantaged consumers or contributed to injury prevention for children.

Congratulations to all previous winners and finalists of the Consumer Protection Awards and thanks to all the nominees for their dedication to advancing consumer protection and injury prevention for children in Western Australia.

2016

CP Awards finalists and winners 2016
CP Awards finalists and winners 2016, by CP Media
CP Awards finalists and winners 2016, by CP Media

Left to Right: Lyndsey Fitzgerald – Jacaranda Community Centre; Karren Merrin – Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre; David Hillyard, A/Commissioner for Consumer Protection; Estelle Lewis – Channel Nine; Annabel Hennessy – The Sunday Times; Alison Muir – ATCO Gas Australia, Michael Mischin, Minister for Commerce; and Anne Driscoll, Director General

Richard (Dick) Fletcher Award – Winner: Jacaranda Community Centre Inc

Jacaranda Community Centre offers counselling and support for people experiencing financial and welfare difficulties. It was initiated by Aboriginal people wanting an organisation where they felt they could belong without it being a solely Aboriginal organisation.

The Centre aims to meet the needs of people on low incomes, regardless of family circumstances, gender or race. The Centre also provides financial management training, emergency relief, referrals to other support agencies and assistance with consumer credit issues and rent-to-buy schemes.

Finalists: Midland Information Debt and Legal Advocacy Service Inc and Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre.

Kidsafe WA Award – Winner: ATCO Gas Australia – Schools Program

ATCO Gas Australia delivers natural gas to over 700,000 homes and businesses in Western Australia. The company’s commitment to keeping consumers safe saw the development of the ATCO Gas Australia Blue Flame Kitchen School’s Program.

This interactive program piloted in 2014, provides gas safety education to school children in years five and six. Students are shown how natural gas is delivered, given tips on how to use gas safely and gain useful kitchen skills. Take home material booklets include safety messages and helpful hints around the use of natural gas, the importance of servicing appliances and what to do if gas is smelt.

Ruby Hutchison Award – Winner: Annabel Hennessy

Annabel is the property reporter at The Sunday Times and PerthNow. In 2015 she conducted a three month undercover investigation into WA’s property investment seminar industry. Her story exposed some of the methods used to lure property investors and the unscrupulous techniques used to sell property. The warning featured in a double page spread in The Sunday Times and on the PerthNow website.

Annabel has also worked with Advocare to alert consumers about property related elder abuse and the potential financial pitfalls that could occur.

Finalist: Estelle Lewis.

 

Previous years

2015

Rona Okely Award

  • Winner: Shirley Glover
  • Finalist: Fran Manuela

Richard (Dick) Fletcher Award

  • Winner: Advocare Incorporated
  • Finalists: Consumer Credit Legal Service (WA) and Edmund Rice Centre Mirrabooka

Kidsafe WA Award

  • Winner: Surf Life Saving Western Australia
  • Finalist: City of Busselton – Safe to Skate

Ruby Hutchison Award

  • Winners: Oliver Peterson and Scott Rollinson
  • Finalists: Amy Bainbridge and Suzanne Dredge; and Mark Gibson

For more on the 2015 presentation ceremony read our media statement.

2014

Details about the 2014 Award finalists are in our media statement about the shortlist. There is also a Ministerial Media Statement about the winners.

Rona Okely Award

  • Winner:  Sandra Brown
  • Finalist: Gavan Forster

Richard (Dick) Fletcher Award

  • Winner:  Consumers' Association of WA
  • Finalist: Advocare Incorporated and Consumer Credit Legal Service (WA) 

Kidsafe WA Award

  • Winner: RAC - bstreetsmart
  • Finalist: Samantha Menezes

Ruby Hutchison Award

  • Winner: Natalie Bonjolo
  • Finalists: David Weber and Rashelle Predovnik

2013

Rona Okely Award

  • Winner: Boon-Beng Chew
  • Special Commendation: Lynda Wennstrom

Richard (Dick) Fletcher Award

  • Winner: Council on the Ageing (WA)
  • Finalists: Consumer Credit Legal Service (WA) and Jacaranda Community Centre

Kidsafe WA Award

  • Winner: Anne Miller
  • Finalist: Shady Days

Ruby Hutchison Award

  • Winners: Louise Burke and 720 ABC Perth
  • Finalists: Kalgoorlie Miner and Natalie Bonjolo (Channel Seven Perth) 

2012

Rona Okely Award

  • Winner: Lyndsey Fitzgerald
  • Finalist: Jill Rudeforth

Richard (Dick) Fletcher Award

  • Winner: City of Greater Geraldton
  • Finalists: Jacaranda Community Centre and The Spiers Centre

Kidsafe WA Award

  • Winner: Parents for Window Blind Safety

Ruby Hutchison Award

  • Winner: Jake Sturmer
  • Finalists: David Weber, Natalie Bonjolo and 6PR Perth

2011

Rona Okely Award

  • Winner: Linda Saverimutto
  • Finalists: Darryl Yeeda and Vikki Kelly, Iris Watt

Richard (Dick) Fletcher Award

  • Winner: WA Retirement Complexes Residents Association
  • Finalists: Jungarni-Jutiya Indigenous Corporation and Consumer Credit Legal Service

Kidsafe WA Award

  • Winner: The City of Stirling
  • Finalists: Parents for Window Blind Safety

2010

Rona Okely Award

  • Winner: Denise Brailey
  • Finalists: Darryl Yeeda and Vikki Kelly, Linda Saverimutto

Richard (Dick) Fletcher Award

  • Winner: WA No Interest Loans
  • Finalists:  Advocare and Western Australian Retirement Complexes Residents’ Association

Kidsafe WA Award

  • Winner: Springfree Trampoline 

2009

Rona Okely Award

  • Winner:  Sandie Groves
  • Finalists: Georgina Coomer and Lois Gatley

Richard (Dick) Fletcher Award

  • Winner: Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Finalists: Citizen Council on the Ageing and Pilbara Community Legal Service 

Kidsafe WA Award

  • Winner: Farmsafe WA Alliance

2008

Rona Okely Award

  • Winner: Graham Mabury
  • Finalists: Denise Brailey and Rowena Strain

Richard (Dick) Fletcher Award

  • Winner: Southern Communities Advocacy Legal and Education Service
  • Finalists: Citizen Advocacy Perth West Inc and WA No Interest Loans Network Inc

Kidsafe WA Award

  • Winner: Lee-Beau Creations - Oven Guard
  • Finalist: Hurphy Durphy Pty Ltd – Seat Belt Buckle Guard

2007

Rona Okely Award

  • Winner: Julie Eady
  • Finalists: Ian MacDonald and Ellen Walker

Richard (Dick) Fletcher Award

  • Winner: The Tenants Advice Service
  • Finalists: WA No Interest Loans Network Inc, Consumer Credit Legal Service Inc and Youth Media Society of WA Inc (Special Mention)  

2006

Rona Okely Award

  • Winner: Verity Cripps
  • Finalists: Dylan Desaubin and Samuel Dinah

Richard (Dick) Fletcher Award

  • Winner: The Geraldton Resource Centre
  • Finalists: Consumer Utilities Project - WACOSS and WA No Interest Loans Network Inc

2004

Rona Okely Award

  • Winner: Anne Hawkins
  • Finalists: Gay McNamara and Denise Brailey

Richard (Dick) Fletcher Award

  • Winner: The Geraldton Resource Centre
  • Finalists: Health Consumers Council and Youth Legal Service WA

 

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