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A tree lopping and garden maintenance business, which used bullying tactics against consumers, has been fined by the Perth Magistrates Court after being prosecuted by Consumer Protection. Tracey Gordon is the registered owner and Sean Robert Weinthal is an employee of Manageable Tree Services in Wanneroo, and were previously involved with Metropolitan Tree Services (deregistered) that was named...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Feb 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 14 February 2013, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 155.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 17 cpl up to 157.9 cpl, most Caltex Woolworths sites by 16 cpl up to 156.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Feb 2013
A Canning Vale vehicle repairer has been fined $10,000 and ordered to pay costs of $962 for operating without a licence. K J & C Thompson Pty Ltd, trading as Autospark Canning Vale in Bannister Road, was convicted by the Armadale Magistrates Court on 8 February 2013. The Court was told that the business first submitted an application for a motor vehicle repairer licence in June 2009 and was...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Feb 2013
A Henderson engineering company has been fined $10,000 for allowing workers to do high risk work when they did not hold a licence for that class of work. KEP Management Services Pty Ltd – trading as Phillips Engineering – pleaded guilty to two charges of allowing unlicensed dogging work and was fined in the Fremantle Magistrates Court this week. One of the workers at the company’s main workshop...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Feb 2013
A construction and services contracting company has been fined $65,000 (plus almost $8000 in costs) over an incident in which an assembled street light came too close to high-voltage power lines near a Shell service station. Thiess Services Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to two charges of failing to provide a safe workplace and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court this week. In February 2009, Thiess...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Feb 2013
The property industry in WA has been warned to be on high alert after recent attempts by overseas criminals to fraudulently sell two WA homes. In separate incidents, real estate agents were approached by fraudsters who successfully changed the contact details of the real owners of the properties, who both lived in South Africa. Copies of documents related to the management of the properties were...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Feb 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 7 February 2013, BP sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 18 cents per litre (cpl) up to 154.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 17 cpl up to 153.9 cpl, most Coles Express sites by 16 cpl up to 152.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites by up to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Feb 2013
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a worker at a glass manufacturing premises in Osborne Park today. The man was believed to have been in an area where large containers of glass sheets were being moved when one fell over, striking him. Inspectors travelled to the site soon after and will interview witnesses and investigate the circumstances. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Feb 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 31 January 2013, most Caltex and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 149.9 cpl. Most BP, Caltex Woolworths, Gull and Peak sites are hiking their ULP price to 148.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP will be 146.0 cpl, however there...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Jan 2013
Consumer Protection and the Building Commission have warned Perth homeowners not to deal with unregistered house painters operating in the metropolitan area. Consumers in the Ballajura area have reported being approached by door-to-door workmen offering to paint their roof or driveway for quotes in excess of $1,000. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll says homeowners should refuse...
Building Commission
Media release
25 Jan 2013

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