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Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 9 May 2013, most Caltex Woolworths and BP sites in Perth are hiking their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 143.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cpl up to 142.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to 141...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 May 2013
Two WA companies have been highly commended for their achievements in work safety and health at the 8th annual Safe Work Australia Awards held last week at Old Parliament House, Canberra. Nominations have now been called for the 2013 Awards for WA. Veolia Transport Pty Ltd was recognised for its workplace safety and health management systems, while Sinclair Knight Merz with Balfour Beatty UGL was...
WorkSafe
Media release
07 May 2013
WorkSafe has expressed disappointment at the number of deaths in the agriculture sector after another work-related death on a farm yesterday. WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 65-year-old truck driver at a potato farm at Eastbrook near Pemberton yesterday afternoon. The man was believed to have been run over by a truck when he attempted to gain access to it as it rolled down...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 May 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 2 May 2013, most Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 17 cents per litre (cpl) up to 143.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cpl up to 142.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to 141.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 May 2013
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a road worker at a site in Bunbury this morning. The man was believed to have been working on the road at the site when he was struck by a grader. Inspectors from WorkSafe’s Bunbury office attended the site on the corner of Robertson Drive and Somerville Drive, and will interview witnesses and investigate the circumstances. WorkSafe thoroughly...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 Apr 2013
WorkSafe has successfully appealed a reduction in penalties against a Malaga hoist and crane company and two of its Directors. D & G Hoists & Cranes Pty Ltd was fined $90,000 and Directors David Patrick Majella Keating and Luigi Vincenzo Decesare fined $45,000 each in March 2011 over the 2007 death of 22-year-old rigger Luke Aaron Murrie. The two Directors appealed the penalty against the...
WorkSafe
Media release
23 Apr 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 25 April 2013, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 142.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths, Gull and Peak sites are increasing their ULP price up to 141.9 cpl, most Caltex sites by 11 cpl up to 140.9 cpl and most Coles Express sites by 10 cpl up to 139.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Apr 2013
Peel home owners beware that a gang of travelling conmen who have been carrying out dodgy bitumen and roof painting work across Perth are now reportedly operating in the Mandurah area. Consumer Protection and the Building Commission have warned consumers not to deal with these itinerant conmen who are breaking door to door trading laws and performing roof painting and restoration work without...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Apr 2013
A Welshpool powder coating company has been fined $85,000 over the death of a worker who was killed when a drum he was cutting with an angle grinder exploded in 2010. Diamond Powder Coaters (WA) Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing the death of the worker and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court this week. The business is involved...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Apr 2013
Project Sunbird, a joint anti-fraud initiative between WA Police Major Fraud Squad and Consumer Protection, is to target the Great Southern region. A number of potential fraud victims, identified through money transfers to West Africa, are in the Katanning area and the total recorded monetary loss could be up to $100,000. Detective Senior Sergeant Dom Blackshaw from WA Police Major Fraud Squad...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Apr 2013

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