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Second warning for Ventura Autos Pty Ltd, trading under different names such as Car Central, for continuing to sell unroadworthy vehicles Ten further defect notices issued since first public warning in July 2023 Five further complaints received by Consumer Protection Consumer Protection has issued a second public warning to car buyers in Western Australia, urging extra caution if considering...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Oct 2023
Building industry participants in regional WA are invited to free information seminars this month, presented by the State Government’s building regulator. Topics at the Building and Energy events include determination of wind classifications and residential timber framing audit findings. There will also be an update on the National Construction Code’s (NCC) 2022 edition and guidance on...
Building and Energy
Media release
04 Oct 2023
Have you ever walked away from a business transaction and felt it was unfair or you questioned how you were treated? Whether you are a consumer or owner of a small business, you may have felt that it didn't feel like a level playing field. These types of business behaviours are referred to as unfair trading practices and the Australian Government is looking into how these behaviours might be...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Oct 2023
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 4 October 2023), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 30 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Oct 2023
As school holidays approach, a reminder that quad bikes and kids are a dangerous, and potentially deadly, mix. Since 2020, nine West Australians have been killed on quad bikes - two of them this year, including a girl aged under 10. Nationally, quad bikes are a leading cause of serious injury and death on Australian farming properties with 71 people killed, including 11 children, since 2017...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Sep 2023
WA’s gas safety regulator is urging AFL and NRL fans to stay off the injury list by using barbecues safely this Grand Final weekend. Building and Energy’s premier advice for safe grilling with gas includes: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions, read the barbecue’s safety warnings and look for an approval badge to certify that it is authorised for sale in Australia. Check the gas cylinder for...
Building and Energy
Media release
28 Sep 2023
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 27 September 2023), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 29 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Sep 2023
The search is on for outstanding WA individuals, organisations and groups who are strong advocates for consumer rights, with nominations open for the prestigious 20th anniversary Consumer Protection Awards. The awards shine a spotlight on the great work being carried out in the community, such as offering advice, assistance and education; lobbying for change; creating greater understanding of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Sep 2023
Be alert to toys and novelty items with dangerous button batteries Eight infringements handed out last year for unsafe products Infringement notices will be issued if non-compliant products are identified during the Show The Perth Royal Show is a fun day out for families but parents are being warned to be alert to potentially unsafe novelty items and toys. In 2022, Consumer Protection product...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Sep 2023
Travelling conmen target WA consumers as part of international based scam Thirty-one reports in nine months totalling payments of over $264,000 Commissioner for Consumer Protection says avoid these scam con artists who leave you with dodgy work Consumer Protection is warning WA home and business owners to avoid dealing with at least eight road construction companies currently travelling around...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Sep 2023
On 12 September 2023, the Building Services Board (the Board) determined to refuse to renew the building contractor registration of FTD Construction Pty Ltd (BC101942). After receiving advice from Building and Energy following its investigation into FTD (also known as Fulfill The Dream), the Board was not satisfied that the company met the financial requirements for registration or that it had...
Building and Energy
Media release
19 Sep 2023
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 20 September 2023), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 30 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Sep 2023
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a worker at a steel manufacturing company in Jandakot yesterday. The worker was reported to have been fatally injured when struck by a steel beam. WorkSafe investigators examine the circumstances of incidents with a view to ensuring compliance and preventing future incidents of a similar nature. WorkSafe Commissioner Darren Kavanagh said any...
WorkSafe
Media release
14 Sep 2023
Money is not the only thing scammers are looking to steal these days – your personal identification can be just as valuable to them. As part of their ruse, scammers posing as legitimate organisations or government service providers often pretend to need copies of your driver’s licence and passport to verify your identity, when their actual aim is to steal it. Having your identity stolen can cause...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Sep 2023
The Area and Scope clause of the state Contract Cleaners Award has been updated to improve clarity about coverage of this WA award. This change, which is effective from 13 September 2023 , was made as part of a process being undertaken by the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission to update the scope of a number of private sector WA awards. Specifically, the changes to the Contract...
Labour Relations
Department News
13 Sep 2023
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 13 September 2023), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 31 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Sep 2023
Houses in Tom Price and Wickham left unprotected Electricians failed to install a vital safety component during switchboard upgrades Company submitted incorrect safety and compliance declarations Occupants in three Pilbara homes were left exposed to potentially fatal hazards for weeks after electricians failed to install essential safety devices while upgrading switchboards. Karratha electrical...
Building and Energy
Media release
12 Sep 2023
The 2023 Perth Royal Show is being held in late September. There are laws which set restrictions on what ages children can work in Western Australia which apply to all workplaces including retail outlets, mobile food vans, and amusement rides at the Royal Show. Written parental permission is required for some young workers. Business owners and parents need to know: 15 years old is the youngest a...
Labour Relations
Department News
11 Sep 2023
Consumer Protection disciplines real estate agent for racist conduct Email accused Indian immigrants of “turning our beautiful country into filth” WA tenants urged to speak out and report racist behaviour Consumer Protection Commissioner Trish Blake has promised to stand behind any tenant calling out racist behaviour within the WA real estate industry. “There is no place for racism in society –...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Sep 2023
A sole trader in the Great Southern has been fined $47,250 (and ordered to pay $4241 in costs) over a fall suffered by a worker that caused serious injuries. Brett Sidney Cavanagh pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee and was fined in the Katanning Magistrates Court on Monday. In August 2020, Mr Cavanagh...
WorkSafe
Media release
07 Sep 2023
Money is not the only thing scammers are looking to steal these days – your personal identification can be just as valuable to them. As part of their ruse, scammers posing as legitimate organisations or government service providers often pretend to need copies of your driver’s licence and passport to verify your identity, when their actual aim is to steal it. Having your identity stolen can cause...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Sep 2023
Whether it’s a gym, streaming service, or dating site you’re signed up to, it can be tricky keeping track of how much money is leaving your bank account each month to pay for subscriptions and memberships. These small, but regular, costs can soon add up and contribute to cost of living pressures, so it can be worthwhile taking the time to see which services are worth keeping and which ones aren’t...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Sep 2023
Media statement from Commerce Minister Sue Ellery New building guidance to help Western Australians building a home Key advice and important checks for each building or renovation stage Consumer-friendly videos to be translated to different languages and dialects Resources will protect communities and support the building & construction industry The Cook Government has developed a suite of...
Building and Energy
Media release
06 Sep 2023
Electric shock risks from unearthed spit motor Flaming Coals SPG1500 1.5m dual-fuel spit with 100kg electric rotisserie Prohibition of sale, hire and use WA’s energy safety regulator has banned the sale, hire and use of a large spit rotisserie barbecue due to electric shock risks. Building and Energy’s statewide prohibition applies to the SPG1500 F laming Coals 1.5m dual fuel (gas and charcoal)...
Building and Energy
Media release
06 Sep 2023
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 6 September 2023), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 31 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Sep 2023

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