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Kelmscott man David Zoltan Pierot (trading as DZK Shopfittings) has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for failing to meet his responsibilities under a home building contract for a kitchen renovation he carried out at a Bull Creek property in February 2011. Mr Pierot was found guilty of two charges by the Fremantle Magistrates Court on 25 June 2013 and was ordered to pay...
Building and Energy
Media release
08 Jul 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 11 July 2013, most Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most BP, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP prices by 16 cpl up to 158.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites will go up to 158.9 cpl and 157.9 cpl respectively...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Jul 2013
Nedlands man Rohan Keane O’Neill has been successfully prosecuted by the Plumbers’ Licensing Board (PLB) and the Building Commissioner on two charges relating to carrying out unlicensed plumbing work and three relating to a home building work contract. Mr O’Neill was found guilty of all five charges by the Fremantle Magistrates Court on 20 June 2013 and was ordered to pay fines totalling $2,500...
Building and Energy
Media release
08 Jul 2013
WorkSafe will conduct an inspection program to look at safety standards in takeaway food outlets. The program will continue throughout the 2013/14 financial year, and will focus on smaller operations such as fish and chip shops and takeaway outlets in food halls. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the takeaway food sector was being targeted because it had a high rate of work-related injury...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Jul 2013
Malaga building company Barrowman Holdings Pty Ltd, trading as Perth Window and Door Replacement Company, and its sole director Stuart William Barrowman have been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for failing to meet their responsibilities under a home building contract. Barrowman Holdings was found guilty of three charges by the Fremantle Magistrate’s Court on 25 June 2013 and...
Building and Energy
Media release
08 Jul 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 4 July 2013, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 157.9 cpl. Most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price by 13 cpl up to 156.9 cpl. most Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites by 12 cpl up to 155.9 cpl, most Gull and Peak sites up to 154.9 cpl and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Jul 2013
‘Help me’ scams – where fraudsters pretend to be a friend or relative in trouble overseas – resulted in five Western Australians reporting a total loss of $35,000 since January, according to WA ScamNet figures. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll is issuing a warning, especially to elderly members of the community or those who come from Poland, Serbia or Croatia. “Most of us when...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Jul 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 27 June 2013, most Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 156.9 cpl. Most BP, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are raising their ULP price by 14 cpl up to 155.9 cpl, most Gull sites by 15 cpl up to 154.9 cpl and most Peak sites by 15 cpl up to 153.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Jun 2013
A Ballajura settlement agent, who has surrendered her licence, has been fined $8,000 by the Midland Magistrates Court over the misuse of trust account funds. Natalie Jane Briggs, trading as Frontline Settlements, pleaded guilty on 20 June 2013 to 13 charges related to failures to comply with the Settlement Agents Act and the agency’s inability to finalise the financial settlement of four property...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Jun 2013
A 70-year-old West Australian man, caught up in a romance fraud, has been prevented from travelling to West Africa to meet organised criminals who could have kidnapped or killed him. The intervention by WA Police Major Fraud Squad and Consumer Protection was part of the joint initiative ‘Project Sunbird’. The victim, who wishes to be known as ‘John’ and does not want to disclose where he lives,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Jun 2013

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