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Consumer Protection has sent out a warning to promoters of some property investment schemes who hold “free” public seminars that they must provide information about cooling off periods to attendees. Australian Consumer Law regulators are examining the practices of a number of promoters and WA’s Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said a common theme had emerged. “In many cases,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Jun 2014
The Building Commission has met with manufacturers and installers of metal roofing products to discuss ways of improving the method of flashing to the high side of the roof penetration.
Building Commission
Department News
11 Jun 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 12 June 2014, most BP and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price up to 158.9 cpl, most Caltex Woolworths and Gull sites are increasing their price up to 157.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jun 2014
A key piece of legislation that supports security of payment in Western Australia’s building and construction industry will be reviewed this year. Building Commissioner Peter Gow today announced that Professor Philip Evans of Curtin University has been appointed to review the Construction Contracts Act 2004 . “The Construction Contracts Act is part of a suite of new building legislation...
Building Commission
Media release
10 Jun 2014
New caravan parks and camping grounds legislation is being developed to replace the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Act 1995 (the Act).
Building Commission
Department News
06 Jun 2014
A review of the laws regulating the tenancy arrangements of about 29,000 people who live long-term in residential parks in WA is currently underway.
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Jun 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 5 June 2014, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 161.9 cpl. Most Coles Express, Caltex Woolworths and Gull sites are increasing their price to 160.9 cpl, and most BP and Peak sites up to 159.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP will...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Jun 2014
Federal and state ministers have agreed to significant building regulation reforms to the National Construction Code (NCC).
Building Commission
Department News
04 Jun 2014
Call ahead to check whether a petrol station has diesel before you make the drive to buy – that’s the advice from FuelWatch during a short-term interruption to diesel supplies in Western Australia.
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 May 2014
We wish to draw your attention to consultations being undertaken that are of relevance to the building industry. We have provided links to the consultation information below. As these reviews and subsequent consultations are not being carried out by the Building Commission, you will need to direct any submissions or questions to the relevant agency. Details of how to make a submission are...
Building Commission
Department News
29 May 2014
Planning Minister John Day recently announced that the State Government had approved measures that would see the bushfire construction requirements of the Building Code of Australia, which includes deemed-to-satisfy compliance with Australian Standard AS 3959, apply from 1 May 2015.
Building Commission
Department News
29 May 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch.
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 May 2014
Energy Safety has issued an update on the public warning about dangerous switches used in some solar systems, issued on May 21.
EnergySafety
Media release
23 May 2014
A Newburn company has been fined $5500 plus costs for failing to identify the presence and location of asbestos at one of its workplaces.
WorkSafe
Media release
22 May 2014
Unfortunately there was an error in the media release headed “Warning issued on dangerous solar isolating switches” date May 21, 2014.
EnergySafety
Media release
22 May 2014
Energy Safety has issued a public warning about dangerous switches used in some solar systems installed since January 1, 2012. Director of Energy Safety Ken Bowron said today the switches formed part of all solar photo-voltaic installations. “They are used to disconnect the current produced by solar panels so electricians can work safely on the electrical installation of a home or business,” Mr...
EnergySafety
Media release
21 May 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch.
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 May 2014
The State Administrative Tribunal has suspended Western Australian plumber Jason Wayne Walker’s (PL6489) plumbing contractor licence.
Building Commission
Media release
21 May 2014
With the use of white set plaster continuing to grow in Western Australia, so too are the number of complaints to the Building Commission by consumers concerned about paint peeling off damaged areas of plaster. Increasingly, the issue is being found to be with the plaster rather than the painting work. A working group has been formed to tackle this industry-wide problem. Convened by the Master...
Building Commission
Department News
19 May 2014
A Wanneroo tree lopping business that has attracted a high number of complaints has faced further legal action.
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 May 2014
Consumers who receive fake iTunes purchase receipts are advised to ignore and delete them.
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 May 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch.
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 May 2014
Please note: The comment period for this proposal has now closed. This page has been retained for archiving purposes. Members of the plumbing industry are invited to comment on a proposal that would see provisional licences offered to overseas qualified plumbers working in Western Australia. Only licensed persons can perform plumbing work in WA, which places a requirement on people from overseas...
Building Commission
Department News
14 May 2014
Consumer Protection is calling for community and industry comment on a proposal to deregulate the fees charged by settlement agents and land valuers in WA. Currently WA is the only state to fix a maximum amount that settlement agents and land valuers can charge for their services. There are currently about 660 licensed settlement agents and 840 licensed land valuers in WA. Acting Commissioner for...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 May 2014
A Wangara company has been fined $7,500 by the Perth Magistrates Court (on 9 May 2014) after pleading guilty to nine charges of violating the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) relating to cooling off periods for unsolicited sales contracts. Ausfront Pty Ltd, trading as Modern Solar and Modern Streamline Roller Shutters, entered into unsolicited agreements with two consumers in Balga and Gosnells and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 May 2014

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