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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 13 July 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 148.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 15.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling at or below 133.7 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Jul 2011
The State of Western Australia (Department of Corrective Services) has been fined $285,000 over the death of Mr Ward in 2008. The Department of Corrective Services pleaded guilty in May to failing to ensure that persons who were not employees were not exposed to hazards and, by that failure, causing the death of Mr Ward, and was fined in the Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court yesterday. The Department...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Jul 2011
Two Perth consumers have become the latest victims of illegal ‘back of van’ salesmen operating in the metropolitan area and the State’s South West. Consumer Protection has received reports that the travelling conmen have been approaching potential customers in Cockburn, Dianella, Morley and Busselton selling low quality audiovisual equipment at inflated prices from the back of their white van...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Jul 2011
A backyard dog breeder has settled action in the Supreme Court by undertaking not to sell diseased animals, or any animal which has not been vet-checked and vaccinated, in the first injunction action of its kind in Australia. The legal action against Fay Marie Armstrong, by WA’s Commissioner for Consumer Protection, was the first to be brought under the new Australian Consumer Law (WA), which...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Jul 2011
A demolition contractor has been fined $5000 for failing to disconnect the electrical supply to a demolition site. Michele Antonio Galluccio – trading as Jag Demo & Cartage - pleaded guilty to undertaking demolition work that was not performed in accordance with the relevant Australian Standard, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court yesterday. In November 2010, Mr Galluccio was engaged...
WorkSafe
Media release
05 Jul 2011
A scaffolding company has been fined $2000 for failing to comply with a WorkSafe improvement notice after having signed a compliance slip. Hitachi Plant Technologies Ltd pleaded guilty to not complying with an improvement notice within the specified time and was fined in the Collie Magistrates Court on Wednesday. In March 2009, Hitachi Plant Technologies had been engaged by IHI Engineering...
WorkSafe
Media release
01 Jul 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 6 July 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 144.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 10.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 133.6 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Jul 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol - that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 29 June 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 145.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 9.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling at or below 134.7 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and Friday...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Jun 2011
Consumers in the State’s Mid West are being warned after reports that two young men are attempting to illegally sell electronic equipment from the back of a van. Police in Dongara have been investigating the reports that residents in the town have been approached by the salesmen, selling inferior products at hugely inflated prices. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection Gary Newcombe has...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Jun 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 22 June 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 145.9 cents per litre (cpl) – an increase of up to 10.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 134.8 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Jun 2011

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