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With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Court case highlights landlord obligations A recent court case has highlighted the need for private landlords in WA, as well as real estate agents and property managers, to be aware of their obligations under tenancy laws and to comply with them. In the case, Bozena Sakowski was fined $7,200 by the Perth Magistrates Court after she...
Consumer Protection
Department News
05 Apr 2016
Consumer Protection has taken legal action to stop a 65-year-old WA man from taking other people’s money and sending it to West African criminals who are pretending to run an investment scheme. The Commissioner for Consumer Protection has entered into an Enforceable Undertaking with Peter Melvin Kleinig . The undertaking prevents Mr Kleinig from soliciting or accepting funds for the purpose of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Apr 2016
Collie painter Troy Raymond Anderson, trading as T & S Painting, has been ordered to pay a $3,500 fine and costs of $569.64 after being successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration offences.
Building and Energy
Media release
04 Apr 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 17 cents per litre (cpl) to 120.7 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 5 April 2016, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 124.9 cpl (an increase of 20 cpl). Most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and Puma sites are increasing their...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Apr 2016
IMPOSITION OF INTERIM BAN ON HOVERBOARDS THAT DO NOT MEET SPECIFIC SAFETY REQUIREMENTS I, MICHAEL MISCHIN, Minister for Commerce, pursuant to section 109(1)(a) of the Australian Consumer Law (WA), impose an interim ban on consumer goods of a kind specified below, because it appears to me that these goods, or a reasonably foreseeable use of these goods, may cause injury to any person. The effect...
Consumer Protection
Alert
01 Apr 2016
Jandakot tiler Jose Antonio Arguijo , as the sole director and secretary of Plaza Tiling Pty Ltd , has been prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for offences the company committed when carrying out renovations in Rockingham and Como between June 2011 and March 2013. In the Perth Magistrates Court on 2 March 2016, Mr Arguijo was ordered to pay fines of $66,700, compensation totalling $109,865...
Building and Energy
Media release
31 Mar 2016
Private sector employers and employees now have access to combined information on employment rights and obligations. From 31 March 2016 the Labour Relations website has changed and what was previously two separate sections - one for private sector employers and one for private sector employees has been combined into a single new section titled Private Sector Employers and Employees . All key...
Labour Relations
Department News
31 Mar 2016
Construction sites in Perth’s CBD and surrounds will be the focus of a WorkSafe proactive inspection program next week. WorkSafe Acting Director John Reilly said today the program would involve construction inspectors checking safety standards at construction sites in Perth’s CBD and surrounding suburbs east and west of the city. “The program is part of a continuing series of proactive inspection...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 Mar 2016
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Next time you’re asked ‘would you like a receipt?’ say yes and be sure to check it. Contactless technology that allows us to pay with a wave of a card seems to be resulting in a lower take-up of receipts and this becomes a problem when there’s a query about how much was charged and what for. If you fail to obtain proof of the...
Consumer Protection
Department News
30 Mar 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 19 cents per litre (cpl) to 121.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 29 March 2016, most Coles Express, Caltex Woolworths, BP and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 123.9 cpl (an increase of 25 cpl by Coles Express, 24 cpl by Caltex...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Mar 2016
A gas and air conditioning supplier and repairer who took payments from customers without providing the goods or services has been fined $9,800, ordered to pay $4,290 compensation to his victims and has to pay the $21,000 it cost Consumer Protection to prosecute him. Christopher Brocklebank of Clarkson was found guilty of five breaches of the Australian Consumer Law in his absence on 16 March...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Mar 2016
A proactive inspection program looking at construction sites in Perth’s southern suburbs has found a high level of compliance in training and licensing, but has raised concerns over the testing and tagging of portable electrical items. The program involved construction inspectors checking safety standards at construction sites across the southern suburbs as far as Mandurah in the final week of...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 Mar 2016
A motor vehicle dealer who operated his business from a location that was different to what was allowed by his licence was reprimanded and fined $1,000 by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) on 24 February 2016. George Reid Smith , trading as Pearl Motors , was granted a licence to operate his dealership in Broome in February 2011. He informed Consumer Protection in May 2013 that he was re-...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Mar 2016
Jandakot builder Kerry George Parsons (BC4277 & BP4277) has been ordered by the Building Services Board to pay a fine of $5,000 for negligent conduct.
Building and Energy
Media release
22 Mar 2016
A former real estate agency director has been fined $9,000 and ordered to pay costs of $908 after being convicted of trust account offences at the Perth Magistrates Court on 16 March 2016. Australian Property Exchange Pty Ltd , known as APFX (deregistered), was licensed under the Real Estate and Business Agents Act and managed residential and commercial properties of consumers in Western...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Mar 2016
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard You only have to look up ‘white van speaker scam’ online to find out it happens all over the world and it’s been going on for years. At the moment back of vehicle sellers are currently popping up in metropolitan Perth and regional WA and we want to make sure people steer clear of them. Reports received by Consumer Protection recently...
Consumer Protection
Department News
21 Mar 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 19 cents per litre (cpl) to 121.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 22 March 2016, most Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and Puma sites are increasing their ULP prices to 123.9 cpl, an increase of 25 cpl by Caltex Woolworths, 24 cpl by Coles...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Mar 2016
Winners of 2016 WA Consumer Protection Awards announced Event coincides with World Consumer Rights Day A community centre, a schools program run by a gas company and a consumer affairs newspaper reporter have been honoured with the top accolades at the 2016 Western Australian Consumer Protection Awards. Commerce Minister Michael Mischin congratulated the winners at a presentation breakfast at The...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Mar 2016
A woman who repeatedly broke WA tenancy laws when renting out a Bentley property has been fined $7,200 and ordered to pay court costs of $396. 56-year-old Bozena Sakowski pleaded guilty to 24 contraventions of the Residential Tenancies Act 1987 during a hearing at the Perth Magistrates Court on 15 March 2016. Eight convictions, with fines of $500 per charge, related to failure to lodge a security...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Mar 2016
In the same way that builders are required to a have a building contractor registration to contract directly with others, painters must also meet this obligation. Individuals, partnerships and companies that contract with others to provide painting services valued over $1,000 must be registered as a painting contractor and will have demonstrated a financial and organisational capacity...
Building and Energy
Department News
17 Mar 2016
Energy Safety and WorkSafe are investigating the suspected electrocution of an electrician who was working at a property in Yokine yesterday. The man was repairing an air-conditioner in the roof space of the premises. Inspectors travelled to the site soon after and are investigating the circumstances. Energy Safety and WorkSafe thoroughly investigate serious electrical incidents and deaths in WA...
Building and Energy
Media release
16 Mar 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 19 cents per litre (cpl) to 120.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 15 March 2016, most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP prices to 123.9 cpl, an increase of 27 cpl. The majority of Caltex and BP sites are increasing to 122.9 cpl;...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Mar 2016
Energy Safety has fined seven sole traders and two companies for selling hoverboards which incorporated non-approved battery-chargers. Director of Energy Safety Ken Bowron said inspections of major retail outlets as well as sellers advertising hoverboards for sale on classifieds websites such as Gumtree have been conducted. "I am deeply concerned that all the sellers we investigated for...
Building and Energy
Media release
11 Mar 2016
Lying on an application to Consumer Protection for a motor vehicle repairer’s certificate has cost a Redcliffe man $2,000. 27-year-old Chien Kucdit Deng was fined $1,000 and ordered to pay costs of $1,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court on 4 March 2016 after pleading guilty to providing a false statement when trying to obtain a motor vehicle repairers’ certificate in February 2015. In his...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Mar 2016
A crane operating business and one of its employees have been ordered to pay a total of $9,877 over an incident in 2013 where an employee received an electric shock. Cranes R Us (WA) Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to directing a worker to complete high risk work when they were not licensed to do so and was fined $5,000 plus ordered to pay costs of $688.50. Simon Peter Pratt pleaded guilty to failing to...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Mar 2016

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