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Darlington unregistered builder Ernest Jackson , trading as Jackson Design and Build and Jackson Carpentry , has been ordered to pay a fine of $20,000 and costs of $871.40 for registration and contractual offences, bringing his total fines for building offences to $50,700 in two years.
Building and Energy
Media release
02 Nov 2015
Bibra Lake roof repairer David William Fuery , trading as Affect Roof Restoration , has been ordered to pay a fine of $10,000 and costs of $871.50 for contractual offences and failing to comply with an order of the Building Commissioner.
Building and Energy
Media release
02 Nov 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by 17 cents per litre (cpl) to 131.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 3 November 2015, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 27 cpl, to 139.9 cpl. The majority of Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 137.9 cpl, most BP sites...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Nov 2015
WA consumers are being warned for the second time not to deal with a tradesman who continues to accept substantial deposits from customers, but fails to begin or complete the work. Mark Edward Straw, currently trading as Complete Ceilings and Renovations Pty Ltd of High Wycombe and formerly trading as Marks Ceilings & Renovations, has been warned by both Consumer Protection and the Building...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Nov 2015
To strengthen its underwriting of home indemnity insurance the Western Australian Government will raise premiums by 18 per cent from 1 January 2016.
Building and Energy
Department News
30 Oct 2015
A landlord who spent tenants’ security bonds, harassed a tenant and took too much rent money up front, has been fined $24,000 after Consumer Protection prosecuted him for breaching tenancy laws. 37-year-old Carl Raymond Olsen of Meekatharra, who owned and leased out a property in High Wycombe during 2013 and 2014, failed to appear at the Midland Magistrates Court to face charges on 27 October...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Oct 2015
An inspection program looking at safety issues in the scrap metal sector has resulted in continuing concerns with safe traffic management. The proactive inspection program, carried out by WorkSafe inspectors across the State during the 2014/15 financial year, focused on scrap metal premises and resulted in the issue of 376 notices. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today that scrap metal had been...
WorkSafe
Media release
29 Oct 2015
With Acting Consumer Protection Commissioner Gary Newcombe Complaining via social media – think before you tweet In the past consumers who wanted others to know about their bad experience with a business would usually rely on word of mouth or perhaps a strongly worded letter to a newspaper editor but nowadays it’s commonplace for people to speak out on social media. With more and more businesses...
Consumer Protection
Department News
27 Oct 2015
A Perth scaffolder has been fined $2000 (and ordered to pay $549 in costs) after a scaffold he erected collapsed and a worker fell and was injured. Matthew Brian Allen pleaded guilty to failing to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of another person and was fined in the Fremantle Magistrates Court last week. Mr Allen, a licensed scaffolder and an employee of a scaffolding company, was...
WorkSafe
Media release
26 Oct 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by 14 cents per litre (cpl) to 132.1 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 27 October 2015, most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 20 cpl or more, to 137.9 cpl. Most BP and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 135.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Oct 2015
A real estate agent has been reprimanded and fined $3,000 by the State Administrative Tribunal for failing to exercise due skill, care and diligence over the depositing and recording of payments from tenants. Chukwudi Nnamdi Ejindu , trading as Black Swan Real Estate of Landsdale, had accepted 13 cash payments from tenants between January 2013 and June 2014 and held them in his office safe. It...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Oct 2015
Wanneroo flooring installer Stewart John Granger , trading as Floors by Stewart , has been fined $2,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court and ordered to pay costs of $871.70 to the Building Commissioner for contractual offences. On 2 October 2015, Mr Granger pleaded guilty and was convicted of two charges under the Home Building Contracts Act 1991 . The first charge against Mr Granger was for...
Building and Energy
Media release
19 Oct 2015
A pearling company has been fined $60,000 by the Broome Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to a charge of failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment for its drift divers who collected pearls off Eighty Mile Beach, south of Broome. Paspaley Pearling Company Pty Ltd was charged under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 after an investigation sparked by the drowning of...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Oct 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by 15 cents per litre (cpl) to 135.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 20 October 2015, most BP, Caltex and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 139.9 cpl (a hike of 20 cpl by most BP and Caltex sites and a hike of 21 cpl by most Puma sites). The...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Oct 2015
With Acting Consumer Protection Commissioner Gary Newcombe... You may have seen or heard adverts about ways to pay for your funeral in advance to take the pressure off your family when the time comes. A funeral could cost thousands of dollars depending on the kind of service you want, which means planning ahead is a good idea. However, paying for funeral cover can be expensive and complex. One of...
Consumer Protection
Department News
16 Oct 2015
Hundreds of thousands of dollars are feared to have been lost by Australians who it’s believed have been duped by a bogus investment company operating a fake website. Consumer Protection is investigating Strauss-Mann Trading Solutions and its website www.straussmannts.com after a WA man had sent $70,000 to the company, only to find that it was a scam. Further enquiries have revealed that $670,000...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Oct 2015
A solar company has been fined $18,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court for failing to notify customers of their rights to cooling off periods and breaching other requirements under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). Solar Pro Corporation Pty Ltd , trading as SolarGrid , Cool or Cosy Solar and Betta Solar , was fined $18,000 on 14 October 2015 after pleading guilty to 12 charges under the ‘...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Oct 2015
WA consumers are being warned not to deal with a Gosnells concrete tradesman who has taken deposits from customers, but failed to carry out the work. Christopher Ronald Francis Gordon , trading as Flash Concrete , has taken deposits totalling more than $36,000 from seven consumers but has not begun the work and has not been contactable since taking the money. The consumers had paid a 50% deposit...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Oct 2015
The October 2015 edition of Painters' News contains the latest news for the painting industry from Western Australia's Building Commission. Painters' News edition 1/2015 – October 2015
Building and Energy
Department News
14 Oct 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 14 cents per litre (cpl) to 136.4 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 13 October 2015, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP prices by 22 cpl to 141.9 cpl. The majority of BP sites are also increasing their ULP price to 141.9 cpl; most Caltex...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Oct 2015
Western Australian consumers and egg producers are being encouraged to take part in a national consultation aimed at strengthening consumer confidence and certainty over what makes an egg ‘free range’. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection Gary Newcombe said all consumer protection agencies in Australia are conducting the consultation as part of the process of formulating a draft national...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Oct 2015
An inspection by WorkSafe of the Kings Square construction site has concluded the site is safe for workers and members of the public. WorkSafe inspectors attended the site on October 8, 2015 following a report that a small amount of asbestos was found in a trench near the Horseshoe Bridge. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said he was confident the site was safe for work to continue. “...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Oct 2015
Major national retailer Spotlight has removed a toy powered by button batteries from its shelves after Consumer Protection expressed safety concerns. Product safety officers at Consumer Protection found the toy, Rainbow Light Wand , broke open easily when dropped. This exposed the button batteries in the toy which poses a danger for young children if swallowed. Acting Commissioner for Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Oct 2015
With Acting Consumer Protection Commissioner Gary Newcombe Technology that allows us to ‘tap and go’ or pay with a wave of a card can be convenient and of benefit to people who don’t want to carry cash. However, when contactless transactions become paperless, as is often the case, there can be issues for consumers who later want specific breakdowns of what they paid or to challenge a business...
Consumer Protection
Department News
08 Oct 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 14 cents per litre (cpl) to 137.1 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 6 October 2015, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP prices by 20 cpl to 143.9 cpl; most BP sites are increasing to 142.9 cpl; the majority of Puma sites to 141.9 cpl and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Oct 2015

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