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Stirling man cops $33,000 fine for unlicensed car dealing and odometer tampering Used aliases and impersonated previous owners to avoid getting caught Second time Consumer Protection has taken offender to court An unlicensed car dealer who erased more than 700,000 kilometres from the odometer readings of nine vehicles has been convicted and fined $33,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court. Jacob...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Jul 2024
WorkSafe is investigating work-related deaths in two separate incidents today. At around 8am in Donnybrook, a male worker suffered fatal injuries while in the process of collecting a skip bin from the front yard of a residential premises. WorkSafe investigators attended and conducted an examination of the scene. At around 2pm at Maida Vale, a worker is believed to have been electrocuted while...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 Jul 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 24 July 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 33 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Jul 2024
Buying new furniture can be exciting, but it’s important to install your new item, securely, to prevent it from toppling over and causing serious injury or even death. Furniture, such as chests of drawers, wardrobes, bookcases, cabinets, TV or entertainment units or other tall items, can pose serious risks and potentially tragic outcomes. Young children, especially, can try to climb on, or pull...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Jul 2024
A Pinjarra tradesman who took upfront deposits for fencing jobs but failed to carry out the work has been fined by the Armadale Magistrates Court, following action from Consumer Protection.
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Jul 2024
Our TV screens, in-boxes and devices have been overflowing with End of Financial Year (EOFY) sales pitches – and you might be one of the thousands of people who snapped up a bargain-priced home appliance or some new furniture. But did you also agree to buy an ‘extended warranty’ on your purchase? Extended warranties are often sold to consumers by retailers as an added ‘peace of mind’ to cover...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Jul 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 17 July 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 32 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Jul 2024
The Building Services Board has refused to renew the building contractor registration of Atalla Abbas (BC101011, expired), trading as Consbuild Developments , on financial grounds. The Board’s decision follows a similar ruling in March against Mr Abbas’ other building contractor business, Beyond Builders Pty Ltd (BC103289, expired). In both cases, the Board was not satisfied the applicants met...
Building and Energy
Media release
12 Jul 2024
Western Australians are being urged to be vigilant of payment redirection scams with losses this year already exceeding figures from 2023.
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jul 2024
Industrial inspectors from Private Sector Labour Relations (PSLR) recovered $548,817 on behalf of employees in the 2023/24 financial year. This figure comes from proactive compliance activities undertaken by PSLR inspectors and underpayment complaints made to PSLR by employees. In the last 12 months, industrial inspectors conducted 102 proactive inspections which recovered more than $150,000 on...
Labour Relations
Department News
11 Jul 2024
The next stage of the Cook Government rental reforms will take place this month, giving tenants more certainty in their budgets and allow them to feel more at home in their properties.
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Jul 2024
The cooler weather has finally arrived and this usually means staying warm by using products like heaters, wheat/heat packs, hot water bottles and electric blankets, or even sitting near a cosy fire. Consumer Protection is reminding people there are safety risks with many winter products and if not careful, they could pose a fire hazard to your home. Winter is also a time to be aware of mould in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Jul 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 10 July 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 31 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Jul 2024
There will be major changes to the state Hairdressers Award later in 2024, as this WA award is being updated by the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC). In mid-June 2024 the WAIRC issued an Order, which has not yet commenced , to vary the provisions of the award. It is anticipated that the scope of the Hairdressers Award will also be varied to extend coverage of the award...
Labour Relations
Department News
08 Jul 2024
A zero-tolerance approach continues to be taken towards ticket scalpers ahead of the upcoming Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 305 event, as 16 individuals were fined $2,000 each for re-selling tickets to last November’s Coldplay concerts at illegal mark-ups.
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Jul 2024
The Building Commissioner is reminding WA consumers that only registered painting contractors can legally carry out paid painting work valued at $1,000 or more. The message follows Building and Energy’s prosecution of a Mandurah tradesman who was fined $3,500 and ordered to pay more than $500 in costs for working without the required painter registration, which he had not held for six years...
Building and Energy
Media release
03 Jul 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 3 July 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 35 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Jul 2024
Nerve damage, scarring, pain, burns, infections and psychological trauma. No, this isn’t about medical negligence, it’s about injuries received from beauty and cosmetic treatments. How would you feel if a simple trip to get your eyelashes looking lush for an event ends with red, infected eyes and a course of antibiotics, or your first session of laser hair or tattoo removal results in painful...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Jul 2024
An increase to WA award pay rates and the state minimum wage is effective from today, with employers obligated to pay the new rates from the first full pay period on after 1 July 2024. The state minimum wage for employees 21 and over will increase to $918.60 per week. Minimum rates for younger workers and award free trainees and apprentices will also increase. Rates of pay in WA awards will...
Labour Relations
Department News
01 Jul 2024
Stronger regulation of Short-Term Rental Accommodation (STRA) in Western Australia has begun, with the opening of a new register that will allow regulators and communities to keep track of the short stay sector for the first time.
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Jul 2024
The Building Services Board has found a Perth building surveying firm and its director engaged in misleading conduct while certifying a medical facility’s design and construction. The Board’s caution against building surveying contractor Fast Track Approvals Pty Ltd (BSC117) and its nominated supervisor, Andre Marcel Gillot (BSP193), prompted Building and Energy to emphasise that certifications...
Building and Energy
Media release
27 Jun 2024
As a national ban on engineered stone approaches, Consumer Protection is urging affected homeowners to be aware of their rights and avoid signing new contracts to have the product installed. From 1 July 2024, the supply or installation of engineered stone – commonly used to make kitchen and bathroom benchtops – will be banned in all states across Australia to protect workers from the risks of silicosis, an irreversible lung disease.
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Jun 2024
The 1 July 2024 versions of the Wageline WA award summaries, which include the rates of pay applying from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2024, are now available. The new state minimum rates of pay for award free employees have also been published. Visit www.demirs.wa.gov.au/awardsummaries for the 1 July 2024 award summaries. Visit www.demirs.wa.gov.au/minimumpayrates for the new...
Labour Relations
Department News
26 Jun 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 26 June 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 36 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Jun 2024
Two Perth companies and three individuals have been fined almost $40,000 for an electrical licence-sharing arrangement involving solar installations at 25 properties. At Perth Magistrates Court on 11 June 2024, Jafal Brothers Pty Ltd and its director Rohit Kumar Jafal and Tanway Engineering Pty Ltd and its director Sukujohn Tharakan pleaded guilty to offences under WA’s electricity licensing...
Building and Energy
Media release
21 Jun 2024

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