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In 2014-15 WorkSafe proposes to conduct the following safety projects subject to availability of resources. All industries Communicable diseases Labour hire - Checklist Accommodation, cafes and restaurants Catering - Media statement - Checklist Restaurants - Media statement - Checklist Agriculture...
Workplace inspections
The Motor Vehicle Repairers Act 2003 imposes serious obligations on licensed repair business operators and the way they operate their business. Failing to meet those obligations can result in the Department issuing an infringement notice, prosecuting offending licence holders before a court or...
Motor vehicle repairers
Not every business in the motor repair and servicing industry requires a repair business licence. Vehicle and parts manufacturers are exempt if they do not actually repair vehicles. If you manufacture parts but do not fit them to a vehicle you will not require a licence. The question you must ask...
Motor vehicle repairers
Motor vehicle repair businesses must operate from approved premises (including mobile premises). If a repair business operates from multiple premises, each additional premises must also be approved. Fixed premises The Motor Vehicle Repairers Act 2003 requires each applicant for a motor vehicle...
Motor vehicle repairers
A motor vehicle repair business licence is required if you are an owner of a motor vehicle repair business, a self-employed motor vehicle repairer or operate a mobile repair business. Before your licence can be approved by the Commissioner for Consumer Protection, you must be a certified repairer...
Motor vehicle repairers
There are 29 classes of repair work for which a repairer's certificate can be granted. Motor vehicle repair businesses are no longer required to be licensed for each class of repair work undertaken. However, repair businesses must ensure any repair work is carried out or adequately supervised by a...
Motor vehicle repairers
Multiple pricing occurs when a supplier displays more than one price for the same item or service. If a supplier displays the same item with more than one price then they must sell it for the lowest displayed price or withdraw the item until the price is corrected. A price published in a catalogue...
Pricing
Consumer Protection often receives complaints about incorrect rounding of prices by retail and fast food outlets. There are rules in place for businesses when it comes to dealing with small change transactions and we’d like to hear from customers who believe those rules are being broken. In...
Pricing
What is a ‘country of origin’ representation? You must not make false or misleading representations about the country of origin of goods. A representation about country of origin can include words, a picture or both, indicating that goods were made, produced or grown in a particular country. The...
Advertising and promotion
Unconscionable conduct is a statement or action so unreasonable it defies good conscience. A business must not act unconscionably when: selling or supplying goods and services to a consumer; or supplying or acquiring goods and services to or from a small business. Examples of unconscionable conduct...
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Former Perth unregistered painter Cody Raymond Williams , now of Umina Beach in New South Wales and sole director of Beyond Industries Pty Ltd trading as C&D Roofing , has again been successfully prosecuted by the Western Australian Building Commissioner and fined $20,000 for registration and contractual offences.
Building Commission
Media release
24 Feb 2016
Bindoon man Maxwell Raymond Healy, the sole director of Solar H C Pty Ltd trading as Affordable Home Comfort (in liquidation), has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for contractual offences the company committed in contracting for and carrying out home building work at properties in Baldivis, St James, Sawyers Valley and Hamersley.
Building Commission
Media release
01 Mar 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 16 cents per litre (cpl) to 116.7 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that, on Tuesday 23 February 2016, most Puma and BP sites are increasing their ULP prices to 119.9 cpl, an increase of 22 cpl by Puma and 21 cpl by BP. The majority of Caltex Woolworths sites...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Feb 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 16 cents per litre (cpl) to 117.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 16 February 2016, most Caltex Woolworths, BP, Caltex and Puma sites are increasing their ULP prices to 119.9 cpl, an increase of 22 cpl by Caltex Woolworths, 21 cpl by BP and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Feb 2016
A Kelmscott motor trimmer has been fined $1,000 by the Armadale Magistrates Court for operating his business without a motor vehicle repairers’ licence. Terence John Tanner , trading as T&P Motor Trimmers , was convicted on 10 February 2016 of operating without a licence between July 2012 and July 2014 in breach of the Motor Vehicle Repairers Act. Motor trimming, which involves the repair of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Feb 2016
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard... There are many pleasant things we associate with summer in Western Australia, such as barbecues and swimming, but unfortunately at Consumer Protection it’s a time when we hear of ‘bitumen bandits’ in the State. ‘Bitumen bandits’ turn up at homes and businesses without invitation and then offer to lay driveways at supposedly...
Consumer Protection
Department News
12 Feb 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by about 14 cents per litre (cpl) to 120.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 9 February 2016, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 20 cpl to 123.9 cpl. The majority of Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 122.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Feb 2016
Consumer Protection has prosecuted three men, who cannot be named for legal reasons, who systematically changed odometer readings on numerous vehicles they sold to unsuspecting members of the public. On 29 January 2016, they were fined a total of $30,000 by the Armadale Magistrates Court. A 21 year old man from Southern River was fined $16,000 for unlicensed dealing, wilfully arranging an...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Feb 2016
Update 4 February 2016: Consumer Protection's application to have directonlinedeals.com.au taken down has been successful while onsalemarketdeals.com has been suspended. Consumer Protection is urging online shoppers not to place orders with directonlinedeals.com.au as well as onsalemarketdeals.com while WA ScamNet investigates the websites. On Monday 25 January 2016 Acting Commissioner for...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Feb 2016
A Building Industry Summit today aims to identify new red tape reductions and ways to streamline regulatory requirements for the construction of new homes, residential renovations and commercial construction.
Building Commission
Department News
02 Feb 2016

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