Consumer

Announcements

2012 has been the most expensive year on record for Perth fuel prices, but prices are easing for the Christmas holidays. According to the latest FuelWatch analysis of fuel prices, Perth motorists are paying an average of three cents per litre more for unleaded petrol (ULP) this year than in 2011. The average ULP price so far over the year has been 143.1 cents per litre (cpl). The price peaked at...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Dec 2012
Kentucky Fried Chicken Pty Ltd - trading as KFC - was fined $30,000 in the Perth Industrial Magistrates Court yesterday for illegally employing a total of 16 children at its Ellenbrook, Forrestfield and Rockingham outlets. The fine was the result of 16 charges under the Children and Community Service Act 2004 (the Act) of unlawfully employing children aged less than 15 years. The charges arose...
Labour Relations
Media release
20 Dec 2012
A Kewdale building products manufacturer has been fined $45,000 (plus more than $3500 in costs) over an incident in which a supervisor had two fingers severed by a fly wheel press. Industrial Progress Corporation – trading as Roofmart WA – pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee, and was fined in the Perth...
WorkSafe
Media release
20 Dec 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 20 December 2012, most Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 145.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express, Gull and Peak sites are hiking their ULP price up to 144.9 cpl. Most BP sites are hiking their ULP price up to 143.9 cpl. United sites are also...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Dec 2012
Perth builder Antoun Garcia, trading as High Tech Construction, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for failing to meet his responsibilities under a home building contract. Garcia was found guilty of three charges at the Armadale Magistrates Court on 28 November 2013 and was ordered to pay fines of $12,000 and court costs of $621.15. He did not appear in court. The...
Building and Energy
Department News
12 Dec 2013
Timothy John Bushe-Jones, trading as Bushewood Construction, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for failing to meet his responsibilities under a home building contract. Bushe-Jones was found guilty of two charges at the Perth Magistrates Court on 29 November 2013. He was ordered to pay fines of $950 and court costs of $1,161.15 and was given a spent conviction. The...
Building and Energy
Department News
17 Dec 2013
Should you open or close your house to keep cool in a heatwave? Senior Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology, Wendy Miller, covers this hot topic in her article How to keep your house cool in a heatwave on The Conversation website. Wendy then explains how the design and construction of a home has a bearing on its inside temperature and can even eliminate the desire for an air...
Building and Energy
Department News
16 Jan 2014

Pages

Subscribe to Topics
Subscribe to RSS - Consumer