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Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 6 March 2014, most BP, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 162.9 cpl; most Coles Express sites up to 162.9 cpl, most Gull sites up to 161.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 160.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP will...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Mar 2014
Two promoters of rent to buy property schemes in WA have been ordered to pay a total penalty of $29,500 by the Supreme Court for misleading and deceptive conduct in their dealings with prospective buyers and sellers. Patricia Mirawati Susilo and Bryan Artawijaya Susilo, sister and brother of Karawara, were ordered to pay $17,500 and $12,000 respectively on 27 February 2014 after admitting to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Mar 2014
A Picton scrap metal business has been fined $80,000 (plus $3000 in costs) over an unsafe work environment in which a worker died in 2011. J & P Group Pty Ltd – trading as J & P Metals – pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment and was fined in the Bunbury Magistrates Court last week. J & P Group operates a scrap yard at Copplestone Road, Paradise,...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Mar 2014
Lodging bonds late has cost a Pilbara real estate agency more than $10,000 in a fine and court costs. Oresome (WA) Pty Ltd, trading as Crawford Realty of South Hedland, was fined $9,500 and ordered to pay costs of $970 on 28 February 2014 after pleading guilty in the South Hedland Magistrates Court to 21 charges of failing to lodge bonds with the Bond Administrator ‘as soon as practicable’ as...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Mar 2014
Following recent bushfires in Western Australia, the Building Commission would like to remind people of the availability of the publication ‘ Building for better protection in bushfire areas ’. The publication provides guidance to homeowners who are building or renovating their home in a bushfire prone area. It covers the regulated construction requirements and building standards for new homes...
Building Commission
Department News
04 Mar 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 27 February 2014, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 162.9 cpl, most BP and Caltex Woolworths sites up to 161.9 cpl, most Caltex sites up to 160.9 cpl, most Gull sites up to 159.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 158.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Feb 2014
WorkSafe is undertaking an inspection program to look at safety issues relating to manual tasks in WA’s floor covering retail premises. Continuing throughout the remainder of the financial year in both metropolitan and regional areas, the program will look at independently-operated businesses that are not part of larger organisations. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the inspections would...
WorkSafe
Media release
25 Feb 2014
Consumer Protection has emphasised the accuracy of price and location in real estate advertising remains a crucial element of consumer law and is essential in upholding the integrity of the industry and the reputation of agents. The comment was made after the Supreme Court dismissed the Commissioner for Consumer Protection’s appeal against a Bunbury magistrate’s decision to find a local real...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Feb 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 20 February 2014, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 161.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price up to 160.9 cpl, most Coles Express and Gull sites up to 159.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 158.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Feb 2014
Consumer Protection would like to highlight the actions of a Kimberley travel agency owner who has prevented people in the region from losing thousands of dollars in a Facebook scam involving wire transfer. A customer, who wishes to remain anonymous, turned up at Travel World in Broome on Saturday (15 February 2014) to try to send money via Western Union to America. It is common for travel...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Feb 2014
West Australians are losing almost $25,000 a day to romance fraud in the latest scam figures released by Consumer Protection. In 2013, 187 victims of romance fraud reported losing a total of $8.97 million, an average of about $48,000 per victim, who are equally male and female. This compares dramatically with 2012 figures when 23 WA victims reported a total loss of $870,000. On Valentine’s Day,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Feb 2014
Please note: The workshops mentioned in this news item have now passed. This page has been retained for archiving purposes. The Australian Building Codes Board will be conducting two seminars in Perth on upcoming changes to the Building Code of Australia (BCA) for 2014. Please note that at this time, the Building Commission will not be conducting associated regional seminars.
Building Commission
Department News
13 Feb 2014
In June 2013, the State Government announced that an independent review of Western Australia’s plumbing regulations would be undertaken by ACIL Allen Consulting. The consultant’s final report , which was informed through consultation with the WA plumbing industry, is now available.
Building Commission
Department News
13 Feb 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 13 February 2014, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are also increasing their ULP price up to 159.9 cpl, most Gull sites up to 158.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 157.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Feb 2014
Finalists for the Consumer Protection Awards 2014 have been announced ahead of the 10th annual ceremony to recognise and celebrate community, local government and media contributions to consumer protection in Western Australia. The judges carefully considered submissions from 22 nominees to come up with this shortlist: Rona Okely Award (for individuals) Gavan Forster of the Master Builders...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Feb 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 6 February 2014, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 161.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are also increasing their ULP price up to 161.9 cpl, most Gull and BP sites up to 160.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 159.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Feb 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 30 January 2014, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 161.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are also increasing their ULP price up to 161.9 cpl, most Gull sites up to 160.9 cpl and most BP and Peak sites up to 159.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Jan 2014
WorkSafe will conduct an inspection program to look at the safety and health of labour hire workers in WA workplaces. Across the remainder of the 2013/14 financial year, inspectors will focus on labour hire workers, and labour hire agents will also be visited. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that inspectors across all industries and regions will participate in the labour hire...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 Jan 2014
WA businesses have been receiving bogus order forms and invoices for unauthorised directory listings and advertising from scammers mimicking the Yellow Pages name and logo. Consumer Protection and the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) have urged businesses to be on alert for this scam and ensure that unnecessary payments are not being made. Unsolicited and misleading order forms are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Jan 2014
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

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