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A Welshpool spray painter has been fined $5,000 for operating without a licence and a further $150 for failing to renew his business name registration. Travis Robert Turnbull, who operates TRT Automotive Refinishers, pleaded guilty in the Perth Magistrates Court today to operating a motor vehicle repair business without a licence and without a current business name registration. He was also...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Aug 2012
The State Government is calling for public input as part of the review of laws which protect the rights of residents living in residential parks in Western Australia .
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Aug 2012
Perth’s new Sunday trading hours will inject vigour into the Western Australian retail sector and the State’s economy generally , Premier and State Development Minister Colin Barnett, along with Commerce Minister Simon O'Brien, said today.
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Aug 2012
A Perth real estate sales representative who dishonestly kept clients’ money intended for property advertising or repairs has been suspended for two years and fined $3,000. The Commissioner for Consumer Protection took disciplinary action against Byron Hutton, of Tuart Hill, for breaches of the Real Estate and Business Agents Act. The State Administrative Tribunal reprimanded Mr Hutton for...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Aug 2012
The WA Government has placed a product safety ban on magnetised novelty items which have killed a young child and recently caused injuries to several other children in Australia. Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien approved the ban today. In WA, Princess Margaret Hospital reports there have been 33 cases of children swallowing magnets since 2006 and four were admitted to hospital for treatment. In...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Aug 2012
A Rockingham man who was buying and selling motor vehicles illegally has been fined for unlicensed dealing after being prosecuted by Consumer Protection. Terrence Fletcher, who was operating out of premises in Hurrell Road Rockingham pleaded guilty, was fined $5,500 and ordered to pay Court costs of $1,109 for unlawfully dealing in cars without a licence. He appeared in the Rockingham Magistrates...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Aug 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 23 August 2012, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 153.9 cpl. The majority of BP, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cents up to 152.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their prices tomorrow,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Aug 2012
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a male worker at a worksite in Jandakot on Saturday. The man was caught in machinery and WorkSafe inspectors are investigating the circumstances. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates serious work-related injuries and deaths in Western Australia with the aim of preventing future similar incidents. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said any work-...
WorkSafe
Media release
20 Aug 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 16 August 2012, most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths, Gull and Peak sites are increasing their ULP price by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 151.9 cpl. Most BP and Coles Express sites are also hiking their prices tomorrow, by 14 cpl up to 149.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 147.5 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Aug 2012
The State Government is seeking public comment on the costs and benefits of the proposed national Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations as they apply specifically to Western Australian workplaces. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the public comment period was a good opportunity for businesses, industry and workers to express their opinions on the costs and benefits associated...
WorkSafe
Media release
17 Aug 2012

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