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The Building Services Board has imposed conditions on the builder registration of Gary Alan Cramphorn (reg. BC10775 & BP10775) and will pursue disciplinary action against him through the State Administrative Tribunal.
Building and Energy
Media release
01 Dec 2015
Australind building surveying company Tecon Australia Pty Ltd (reg. BSC18) and its director and nominated supervisor, Kim Lawrence Rowland (reg. BSP240), have been cautioned by the Building Services Board for negligent conduct under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 .
Building and Energy
Media release
01 Dec 2015
WorkSafe has issued a reminder to all workplaces to keep safety a high priority in the lead-up to the festive season. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that November had been a particularly bad month in terms of work-related deaths. “Five workers died over a period of ten days in work-related incidents this month,” Mr McCulloch said. “As we head towards the end of the year and the...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 Nov 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by 16 cents per litre (cpl) to 130.9 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 1 December 2015, most Caltex and Puma sites are increasing their ULP prices to 135.9 cpl, a hike of 20-28 cpl by Caltex and 22 cpl by Puma. The majority of Coles Express sites are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Nov 2015
Consumers looking for loans online are again being stung by paying fees or insurance charges upfront to scammers who have stolen the identity of legitimate credit providers. In the latest case reported to Consumer Protection, a small Sydney-based operator, Finance Money Australia Pty Ltd, had their identity stolen and a WA consumer lost $4,000 after paying upfront taxes and insurance fees for an...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Nov 2015
With Acting Consumer Protection Commissioner Gary Newcombe Are you planning home improvements? Perhaps a TV show like ‘The Block’ has inspired you to renovate. Consumer Protection has some important recommendations for you to consider before you hire tradespeople to carry out jobs at your property. Our top tip is NOT to pay large amounts of money for nothing in return. Recently we have issued...
Consumer Protection
Department News
27 Nov 2015
Consumer Protection WA welcomes legal action by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission against a training provider that allegedly offered free laptops or iPads to vulnerable people in order to sign them up for supposedly Government-funded courses, which would in reality leave the person with a significant student debt. Following an investigation into the conduct of private colleges,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Nov 2015
The public holidays for the 2015-16 Christmas - New Year period are: Christmas Day, Friday 25 December 2015 Boxing Day, Saturday 26 December 2015/Monday 28 December 2015 New Year’s Day, Friday 1 January 2016 This year, Boxing Day falls on a Saturday. Under the Public and Bank Holidays Act , if Boxing Day falls on a Saturday, the next following Monday is also a public holiday. However, which day...
Labour Relations
Alert
25 Nov 2015
Pearsall builder David Allan Russell (reg. BC7560 & BP7560) has been fined $4,000 by the Building Services Board for negligent conduct following a disciplinary proceeding under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 .
Building and Energy
Media release
24 Nov 2015
Breaking the building laws has proven costly for Rockingham flooring installer Jorge Puas , director of JPC Flooring Pty Ltd , who has been fined $12,500 by the Perth Magistrates Court and ordered to pay costs of $1,016.40 to the Building Commissioner.
Building and Energy
Media release
23 Nov 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by around 13 cents per litre (cpl) to 130.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 24 November 2015, most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 135.9 cpl (an increase of 16-28 cpl by Caltex and 16 cpl by Coles Express). Most...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Nov 2015
Consumer Protection is warning residents in Serpentine and surrounding suburbs not to deal with ‘Bitumen Bandits’ currently believed operating in that area. This is based on a report received today about an elderly Serpentine resident who paid $10,000 to resurface their driveway. ‘Bitumen Bandits’ go door to door and offer to re-surface driveways on the spot and engage in high pressure sales...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Nov 2015
A migrant family whose names appear on Fremantle’s Welcome Walls has been the target of a scam attempt, with Consumer Protection and the Western Australian Museum concerned that others in WA’s migrant community may also be targeted. The Welcome Walls, which were completed by the WA Museum in 2010, pay tribute to migrants who arrived in WA by sea and their names are listed on 400 panels outside...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Nov 2015
Consumer Protection has taken action to stop the sale of, and secure refunds for consumers who bought a device that’s supposed to reduce rust and corrosion by as much as 80% in motor vehicles but fails to do so. The device, which was often sold as part of a package of after sales care products on new vehicles, connects to the vehicle’s battery. Computerised Electronic Corrosion Inhibitor Units (...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Nov 2015
A product recall has been issued for the Companion COMP243 and Adventuridge 41480 portable camping butane heater. The portable camping heater is designed for outdoor use only and requires a disposable 220G Butane Gas Cartridge for operation. The Companion COMP243 was available in various camping stores from 01.03.2015. The Adventuridge 41480 was available for sale in ALDI Stores from 21.03.2015...
Building and Energy
Alert
19 Nov 2015
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection Gary Newcombe... Consumer Protection is seeking feedback on various options for changes to the laws regulating the buying, selling and repair of motor vehicles in Western Australia. These laws impact consumers who buy motor vehicles (including cars, caravans, camper vans and motor cycles) from dealers, as well as consumers who have any of these...
Consumer Protection
Department News
19 Nov 2015
A WorkSafe proactive inspection program will look at safety issues in the road freight transport industry. The program will continue throughout the 2015/16 financial year, visiting road freight companies of all sizes in both metropolitan and regional areas of the State. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the program would focus on a wide range of safety issues in the industry. “With regard...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 Nov 2015
Red tape reforms set to save West Australians at least $150 million during the next five years have been revealed in the State's inaugural Red Tape Reduction Report Card.
Building and Energy
Department News
17 Nov 2015
A solar company has been fined a total of $15,000 by the Midland Magistrates Court for breaking laws relating to the rights of consumers to a cooling off period and for making a false or misleading representation on promotional leaflets. Polaris Solar Pty Ltd (in liquidation) was convicted on 16 November 2015 of committing four offences against the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) for failing to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Nov 2015
From 1 November 2015 Great Lakes Australia (GLA) commenced issuing Home Indemnity Insurance (HII) Policies via their agent Residential Builders Underwriting Agency (RBUA) with all Calliden HII Policies transferred over to GLA via a Scheme of Arrangement. All Western Australian HII policies are now issued by either RBUA or QBE Insurance. Further information on HII can be found on the Home...
Building and Energy
Department News
17 Nov 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 14 cents per litre (cpl) to 131.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 17 November 2015, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP prices to 139.9 cpl, most sites increasing by 20 cpl. The majority of BP, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Nov 2015
An inspection program in the vegetable growing industry has reinforced previous concerns over mobile plant and hazardous substances in the industry. The proactive inspection program, carried out by WorkSafe inspectors across the 2014/15 financial year, focused on both under cover and outdoor vegetable growers in the Perth metropolitan area. More than 300 improvement and prohibition notices were...
WorkSafe
Media release
13 Nov 2015
With Acting Consumer Protection Commissioner Gary Newcombe Due to their popularity at Halloween-time, I recently used my weekly Community News column to remind consumers to have their eyes open to the potential safety risk posed by short-term wear lenses that allow you to change your eye colour temporarily, or to display a fun pattern over your iris. This week a Facebook post by a mum in the UK,...
Consumer Protection
Department News
10 Nov 2015
With Acting Consumer Protection Commissioner Gary Newcombe When you think of Consumer Protection you might associate the agency with helping people who have bought products or services, however tenancy is a big part of what we do. Recently, a landlord who spent tenants’ security bonds, harassed a tenant and took too much rent money up front, was fined $24,000 after we prosecuted him. 37-year-old...
Consumer Protection
Department News
09 Nov 2015
Shelley painting company Jackal Nominees Pty Ltd and its director Fortunato (John) Giovanni Del Fante , trading as Pedrini Painting – Del Fante , have been ordered to pay fines of $10,000 and costs of $414.60 each after being successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration and contractual offences that occurred when the company was not registered.
Building and Energy
Media release
09 Nov 2015

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