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An offer to buy new and used items, advertised in several WA newspapers, has been identified as a scam after being reported to Consumer Protection. The large colourful advert offered readers of papers such as the Bunbury Herald, South West Times and Busselton & Dunsborough Times the chance to sell ‘merchandise or product’ and listed a huge variety of items that would be accepted; from pets...
Consumer Protection
Alert
03 Jun 2016
Wageline is currently developing a new look and format for its WA Award Summaries. Wageline’s WA Award Summaries provide employers and employees with a snapshot of pay rates and key employment conditions in the relevant state award, as well as critical information for employers on obligations on other state employment laws such as long service leave and employment of children. From 1 July...
Labour Relations
Department News
02 Jun 2016
This information is no longer current and is available on the website for historical purposes only. Western Australians are being given the opportunity to contribute to the State’s future workplace safety and health system by submitting comment on the model Work Health and Safety Regulations. In December 2015, the WorkSafe WA Commissioner provided information on the status of the consultation...
WorkSafe
Media release
01 Jun 2016
The licence of a Subiaco real estate agent has been suspended for nine months by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) after funds from the agency’s trust account were indirectly used to pay a tax debt. Zinzan (WA) Pty Ltd, trading as WA Prestige Properties, and sole Director and licensee Ian Hugh Sargent were reprimanded by the SAT, with the nine month suspension beginning today (1 June 2016...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Jun 2016
Hammond Park licensed plumbing contractor Nicholas Bradley Mason (PL7879) has been fined by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) and ordered to undertake retraining for failing to meet his notification obligations for plumbing work and installing uncertified plumbing products. In disciplinary proceedings initiated by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB) and settled on 10 May 2016, Mr Mason...
Building and Energy
Media release
31 May 2016
Consumer fraud prevention, product safety inspections and price checks are some of things that will be happening when Consumer Protection visits Norseman and Esperance from tomorrow. Senior Regional Officer for the Goldfields Ivo da Silva will be heading from his usual base in Kalgoorlie to Norseman and Esperance 1-3 June 2016. “I’ll be going door to door but unlike a salesperson I’ll be offering...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 May 2016
WorkSafe has issued a reminder to anyone involved in the transportation and delivery of precast concrete wall panels to ensure that strict safe work procedures are in place. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today employers should ensure they operate in accordance with the relevant Australian Standard and national Code of Practice. “There are laws covering the entire process of...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 May 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 17 cents per litre (cpl) to 129.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 31 May 2016, most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 133.9 cpl (an increase of 22 cpl). Most Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 132.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 May 2016
A supervisor has been appointed to take over the financial operation of a real estate agency in East Victoria Park. The State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) has granted a supervision order in relation to Macro Realty Pty Ltd following an application by Consumer Protection. Macro Realty is suspended from carrying on its business and controlling the agency’s bank accounts. The supervisor Alan Ferris...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 May 2016
Consumer Protection WA’s Senior Regional Officer (SRO) for the North West will be heading to Port Hedland on 30 May 2016. Karratha-based SRO Gwynneth Haywood is hitting the road to raise awareness of consumer laws with community groups and ensure businesses are aware of their obligations. “It is important to visit remote or regional communities to find out what things are affecting consumers...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 May 2016
A national campaign has been launched by consumer regulators around Australia to warn potential property investors about property spruikers who claim to be ‘wealth creators’ but are really just in it for themselves. In WA, Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard is advising consumers attending these seminars to be wary of any deals promising big returns with low risk and to get...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 May 2016
Monday 6 June 2016 is the Western Australia day public holiday. Employers in the state industrial relations system can check their public holiday obligations on the Pay rates for public holidays page or contact Wageline for more information.
Labour Relations
Department News
23 May 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 20 cents per litre (cpl) to 127.1 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 24 May 2016, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price to 131.9 cpl (an increase of 28 cpl). Most Coles Express and Puma sites are increasing their...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 May 2016
The Map of Bush Fire Prone Areas 2016 (the Map) will be available from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) website from noon tomorrow. The Map will be given effect by the accompanying Fire and Emergency Services (Bush Fire Prone Areas) Order 2016 which will be published in tomorrow’s Government Gazette. The designation of bush fire prone areas, as shown on the Map, comes into...
Building and Energy
Department News
19 May 2016
Consumer Protection is warning WA consumers and businesses not to deal with a convicted travelling conman and his son who are offering bitumen laying services. William Orchard is the sole Director of Westech Surfacing Pty Ltd and the son of William Barr , also known as William “Billy” Orchard , who has been convicted of consumer related offences in New South Wales. Consumer Protection believes...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 May 2016
Parents urged to measure cots to check if safety standards are being met Older cots that do not meet current safety standards should be destroyed New campaign launched to educate parents about the risks About 50 West Australian children are taken to hospital with cot-related injuries each year, prompting a new campaign to educate parents about the safety of second-hand cots. Commerce Minister...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 May 2016
​ Normal 11am-5pm public holiday trading extended to 8am-6pm in Perth More convenience for consumers, more freedom for retailers Perth shoppers will enjoy four extra retail trading hours on the Western Australia Day public holiday on June 6, 2016, with general retail shops in the metropolitan area allowed to open from 8am to 6pm. The same extended hours will also apply to the Queen's Birthday...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 May 2016
WA victims have lost almost $400,000 so far this year in an alarming escalation of the tech support scam. From 1 January to 30 April 2016, WA ScamNet at Consumer Protection received reports from 36 victims who had lost a total of $397,151 to the scam. During the same period last year, 25 victims had reported losing a total of $78,386. During 2015, 70 victims reported losing a total of $188,478...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 May 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by 18 cents per litre (cpl) to 123.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 17 May 2016, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 129.9 cpl (an increase of 27 cpl). Most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 128.9 cpl, most Caltex...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 May 2016
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Cots are supposed to be a place for babies to rest and sleep safely but Kidsafe WA reports that 51 children attended Princess Margaret Hospital in 2014/2015 with cot-related injuries. If you buy or receive a second-hand cot, it may not meet current Australian safety standards, increasing the risk of injury to any baby placed in that...
Consumer Protection
Department News
16 May 2016
Consumer Protection is again warning Western Australians about phone scammers posing as the Australian Tax Office (ATO), as well as highlighting a new trend after a Mandurah woman lost more than $7,000 paying the scammers with iTunes gift cards. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard says fraudsters, usually overseas, make vulnerable members of our community anxious and steal...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 May 2016
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Changes to the way several new TV channels broadcast is causing reception issues for some television users, and sellers of TVs or set top boxes should attune to this. Until recently, all networks were broadcasting in either standard definition or high definition using the MPEG-2 video format. Now, however, some high definition...
Consumer Protection
Department News
12 May 2016
Halls Head man Roy Keith Perkins (TL2619), director of Nucross (W.A.) Pty Ltd, trading as Perkins Plumbing Contractors, has been fined and had his plumbing tradesperson’s licence suspended by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) as a result of disciplinary action by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB).
Building and Energy
Media release
09 May 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 19 cents per litre (cpl) to 123.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 10 May 2016, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 128.9 cpl (an increase of 29 cpl). Most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price to 127.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 May 2016
Nominations have been called for the prestigious Work Safety Awards Western Australia 2016. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the Awards aimed to publicly acknowledge the excellent workplace innovations and occupational safety and health systems being developed in WA. “The Work Safety Awards Western Australia recognise outstanding occupational safety and health management,...
WorkSafe
Media release
06 May 2016

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