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Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 23 January 2014, most BP, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are also increasing their ULP price up to 159.9 cpl, most Gull sites to 158.9 cpl and most Peak sites to 157.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Jan 2014
A Spearwood real estate agent has been fined $5,000 for failing to fully complete the compulsory professional development (CPD) program, which was a condition of the renewal of his triennial certificate. Apart from the fine, Mark Alan Henderson was also ordered to pay costs of $600 by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) after a mediation agreement was reached on 17 January 2014. In August...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Jan 2014
Leaving a rental property in a dirty state of disrepair and failing to provide a forwarding address to the landlord has cost a WA tenant almost $1,000. 47-year-old Lisa Marie Hutchins pleaded guilty to breaking tenancy law during a hearing at the Midland Magistrates Court on 16 January 2014. She was fined $250 and ordered to pay costs of $702.63. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Jan 2014
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 Commission
Department News
16 Jan 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 16 January 2014, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 11 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are also hiking their ULP price up to 159.9 cpl. Most Gull sites are hiking their ULP price up to 158.9 cpl and most Peak sites to 157.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Jan 2014
EnergySafety’s investigations have found that the Parkerville fire started following the failure of a private power pole. Director of Energy Safety Ken Bowron said today that wiring insulation was damaged as the pole fell. “The insulation on the consumer wiring leaving the main switchboard that was attached to the pole was damaged as the pole fell,” he said. “This caused a short circuit in the...
EnergySafety
Media release
15 Jan 2014
Consumer Protection is reminding Western Australians of the risks involved when donating to unofficial collections for victims of the Perth Hills bushfires, as well as the need for fundraising to be carried out through a licensed charity. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll recommends that people donate via reputable organisations such as the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund (...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Jan 2014
The Commissioner for Consumer Protection has succeeded in overturning a decision to allow the Director of Westpoint Realty Pty Ltd (in liquidation), Mr Norman Phillip Carey to renew the certificate that allows him to be a real estate agent. A unanimous judgement by the Court of Appeal this morning (9 January 2014) set aside a previous State Administrative Tribunal ruling which meant that Mr Carey...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Jan 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 9 January 2014, most Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 164.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price up to 162.9 cpl. Most BP and Gull sites are hiking their ULP price up to 161.9 cpl. Most Peak sites are hiking their...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Jan 2014
WorkSafe has issued a reminder to pay particular attention to safety when returning to work after the festive season. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that nine Western Australians had lost their lives in work-related incidents so far this financial year, and employers and workers should guard against complacency. “People returning to work after the festive break need to be...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Jan 2014
Consumer Protection has issued an alert concerning a Perth furniture maker who has taken large deposits from customers, but failed to carry out the work. Paul Stewart, trading as Solid Timber Furniture (deregistered) formerly of Naval Base and Port Kennedy, has taken substantial deposits from numerous consumers totalling more than $22,000 and has failed to fulfil the orders for furniture which...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Jan 2014
Consumer Protection is investigating concerns about men dressed as Buddhist monks collecting cash in exchange for prayer beads, amulets or spiritual guidebooks. In the last few days there have been numerous reports of shaven headed men in brown coloured robes asking for charitable donations of $20, $30 or $40 on the streets of Perth. Previously there have been sightings in Mandurah. The Buddhist...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Jan 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 2 January 2014, most Coles Express sites will hike their ULP price by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 164.9 cpl. Most Caltex sites will increase their ULP price to 163.9 cpl, BP, Caltex Woolworths and Gull sites will rise to 162.9 cpl and most Peak sites to 161.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Jan 2014
EnergySafety and Western Power inspectors are assisting police to investigate the death of a man in his early 70s at Ledge Point this morning. The man was believed to have been in his own roof space when he died. Inspectors have indicated at this stage it is unclear if electricity was involved. EnergySafety thoroughly investigates electricity and gas related incidents in WA with a view to...
EnergySafety
Media release
27 Dec 2013
Redeem gift cards as soon as possible after Christmas – that’s the advice from Consumer Protection. A total of 37 complaints relating to gift cards have been received by the agency so far this year as well as 133 enquiries. Most were received soon after Christmas last year. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll encouraged consumers to be mindful of terms and conditions which may...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Dec 2013
Consumer Protection is warning Western Australians about phone scammers pretending to be a reputable company and offering technical support in order to get access to your computer and your money. After numerous alerts issued by WA ScamNet over the last four years, the number of people reporting that they have been caught up in ‘the Microsoft scam’ has decreased but the total monetary loss has...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Dec 2013
Chicken Treat Collie has been fined $11,000 (plus $1316.00 in costs) over an incident in 2010 where a young worker received serious burns. Pageys Pty Ltd – trading as Chicken Treat Collie – pleaded guilty last month to failing to provide a safe work environment, and was fined in the Bunbury Magistrates Court last week. The fine was reduced considerably because the employer pleaded guilty and had...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Dec 2013
Koondoola painter Trajce Punevski, currently trading as Gnangara Painting Services, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for carrying out painting without registration and using a cancelled registration number on his vehicle and business card. Punevski was found guilty of three charges at the Perth Magistrates Court on 6 December 2013 and ordered to pay fines of $5,000...
Building Commission
Media release
19 Dec 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 19 December 2013, most Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are also increasing their ULP price up to 159.9 cpl; most BP, Gull and Caltex Woolworths sites up to 158.9 cpl, and most Peak sites to 157.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Dec 2013
Western Australia Police and Nigerian authorities, through the Commonwealth Secretariat, have signed an international agreement of cooperation to fight internet fraud and money laundering. The Major Fraud Squad (MFS) of the WA Police and the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have signed a memorandum of understanding that will underpin greater collaboration between the two...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 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 Commission
Department News
17 Dec 2013
Three companies have each been fined $25,000 over a June 2010 incident in which a worker was seriously injured when he fell into a shaft at a wastewater treatment facility. Brookfield Multiplex Engineering and Infrastructure Pty Ltd, Macmahon Contractors Pty Ltd and Zueblin Australia Pty Ltd all pleaded guilty, as persons in control of the workplace, to failing to ensure that workers were not...
WorkSafe
Media release
12 Dec 2013
The Building Commission recently brought together stakeholders from across the building and plumbing industries to look back at its past achievements and hear about its future directions. The Building the Industry 2013 presentation and sundowner was held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on 6 December 2013 and acted as the industry launch for the Commission’s Strategic Plan 2013-2016...
Building Commission
Department News
12 Dec 2013
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 Commission
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 Commission
Media release
12 Dec 2013

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