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Limestone Creations Pty Ltd – T/as Urbano Unique Stone Port Kennedy trader Urbano Unique Stone has been fined $1,400 and ordered to pay costs of $524 in the Rockingham Magistrates Court for three offences relating to the Home Building Contracts Act, with work valued at $8,890. “This company failed its customer when it didn’t include information in a home building work contract about bobcat hire,...
Building Commission
Media release
07 Dec 2011
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 8 December 2011, most Coles Express, Caltex Woolworths, Caltex and BP sites are increasing their ULP price up to 144.9 cents per litre (cpl) – an increase of 12.0 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also increasing their ULP price between 9.0 cpl and 11.0 cpl. However, 50 petrol stations in Perth...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Dec 2011
A Beckenham woman has been fined $4,000 and ordered to pay costs of $1,942 by the Perth Magistrates Court after being convicted of unlicensed car dealing. The woman, who cannot be named because she was granted a spent conviction order by the Court, pleaded guilty to buying and selling cars without a licence between April 2009 and December 2010. Lawyers for Consumer Protection told the Court that...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Dec 2011
Consumer Protection has received reports from residents in Harvey and Australind that so-called “Bitumen Bandits” are operating in their area. Consumers report being approached by workmen offering to lay bitumen driveways at what they claim are bargain prices. The Australind consumer reported paying them $5,000 and the Harvey consumer reported paying them $2,000. Commissioner for Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Dec 2011
New laws strengthening the rights of tenants and helping to tackle anti-social behaviour by public housing tenants will soon come into effect after yesterday’s passing of legislation in State Parliament.
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Dec 2011
Broome man Colin John Lonsdale (44) has been fined $1,500 and ordered to pay costs of $196 in the Broome Magistrates Court for undertaking building work without being a registered builder. Mr Lonsdale did not attend court and was convicted in his absence of undertaking unregistered building works valued at $42,300 to a commercial property in Hunter Street Broome. “Mr Lonsdale had previously...
Building Commission
Media release
01 Dec 2011
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a worker at a factory in Bayswater this morning. The man was believed to have been crushed by a slab of stone at a business engaged in making stone benchtops. Inspectors travelled to the site soon after the incident and will interview witnesses and investigate the circumstances. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates serious work-related injuries and...
WorkSafe
Media release
01 Dec 2011
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 1 December 2011, most BP, Caltex Woolworths, Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 144.9 cents per litre (cpl) – an increase of up to 12.0 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also increasing their ULP price up to 11.0 cpl to 142.9 cpl. However, over 50 petrol stations in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Nov 2011
WorkSafe has laid charges against two companies over the 2008 deaths of a tanker driver and a manager at the Broome depot of one of the companies. Baker Hughes Australia Pty Ltd (operators of a Broome depot) and Oilfields Transport Services Pty Ltd (a transport services company engaged by Baker Hughes) have both been charged with failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and, by...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 Nov 2011
WorkSafe is investigating a collision between a four-wheel-drive and a quad bike last week that left a 25-year-old man critically injured. The collision took place on private property at Scott River East last Thursday afternoon. It is believed visibility in the area may have been reduced by smoke. The quad bike rider was a 25-year-old man who was airlifted to Perth and remains in a critical but...
WorkSafe
Media release
28 Nov 2011

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