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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 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 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 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 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
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
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

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