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Perth’s northern suburbs are to become the focus of a new proactive inspection program by WorkSafe. WorkSafe Director Chris Kirwin said today the program would involve construction inspectors checking safety standards at construction sites across the northern suburbs from Joondalup to Yanchep in the last week of August. “The program will be part of a continuing series of proactive inspection...
WorkSafe
Media release
29 Jul 2015
Consumer Protection today launched a campaign to help prevent Indigenous consumers from signing up for funeral plans that can be expensive, complex and not suitable for their needs. The “Avoid a funeral R.I.P-off” national campaign provides helpful advice for Indigenous Australians about their rights under the Australian Consumer Law, before buying a funeral plan or funeral cover. Commissioner...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Jul 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 14 cents per litre (cpl) to 144.9 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 28 July 2015, most Caltex, Puma and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP prices to 149.9 cpl, an increase of between 17 and 34 cpl by Caltex, 18 to 29 cpl by Puma and 18...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Jul 2015
With Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll... In the last 15 years at least 14 children under nine years old have died from domestic furniture falling on them in Australia. Anyone who has been around small children will know that they like to climb on furniture, however if freestanding items such as bookcases, drawers or wardrobes fall, they can trap, crush or suffocate a child...
Consumer Protection
Department News
24 Jul 2015
Customers of the Fremantle-based travel agency, Sky Air Services, are being urged to contact Consumer Protection with the agency experiencing financial difficulties. Ten customers of the agency have contacted Consumer Protection in recent days reporting that flights and accommodation booked by the agency on their behalf have not been paid for despite the customers making payments in full to the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Jul 2015
Consumer Protection is once again warning consumers not to deal with ‘bitumen bandits’ who offer to lay driveways on-the-spot with material supposedly leftover from another job and then leave town before you can challenge them about their shoddy work and materials. Reports received by Consumer Protection’s Mid-West office suggest that two men in high-visibility work clothes, driving a white ute...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Jul 2015
Nollamara retired builder Carlo Muia (previous reg. BP9602) has been fined $5,000 by the Building Services Board for negligent conduct and failing to comply with an order of the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT), which are disciplinary matters under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011.
Building and Energy
Media release
23 Jul 2015
Consumers are warned to avoid dealings with Kinross man Hajir Mobin, trading as Danny’s Plumbing and Gas Services, who has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for carrying out unauthorised plumbing work at properties in Claremont and Shenton Park in January 2014.
Building and Energy
Media release
22 Jul 2015
North Perth man Damion Francis Blundell, trading under the unregistered business name Blundell and Sons, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration and contractual offences he committed in relation to painting work he carried out at a Cottesloe property between October 2012 and March 2013.
Building and Energy
Media release
22 Jul 2015
The Building Services Board has imposed a condition on Saad Soliman’s builder’s registration (reg. BP10488) to restrict him from being a nominated supervisor of another building company, partnership or body in which he owns shares, or is a director, partner or member.
Building and Energy
Media release
20 Jul 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 13 cents per litre (cpl) to 144.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 21 July 2015, most BP and Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price by 18 cpl to 149.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 147.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Jul 2015
WA consumers who purchase and use illegal mobile phone repeaters could face serious consequences, as the devices interfere with mobile phone networks and may prevent people making emergency calls. The repeaters re-generate or replicate a mobile signal and can be purchased overseas or on the internet, often from unscrupulous suppliers who incorrectly inform consumers that they are legal to use in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Jul 2015
Engineers Australia is hosting a free student night as part of Australian Engineering Week 2015.
Building and Energy
Department News
15 Jul 2015
An unlicensed car dealer was fined $3,000 and ordered to pay costs of $3,400 by the Joondalup Magistrates Court on 10 July 2015. Robert Mark Thompson of Carramar had purchased 18 vehicles and sold 15 from October 2012 to April 2014 without having a licence as required by the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. Mr Thompson was found guilty after Magistrate Gluestein rejected the defence argument that his...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Jul 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 13 cents per litre (cpl) to 144.1 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 14 July 2015, most Caltex and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 149.9 cpl – a hike of 18 to 30 cpl by Caltex and 18 cpl by Puma. Most BP sites are increasing their ULP...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Jul 2015
With Consumer Protection Commissioner Anne Driscoll Things to consider before making an offer on a property You might walk into a home and fall in love with it very quickly but it is important to do your own research and ask questions before making a written offer on a property. There is no mandatory cooling-off period for real estate contracts in Western Australia, so make sure you know what you...
Consumer Protection
Department News
13 Jul 2015
A father, mother and their son have been fined a total of $81,440 by the Armadale Magistrates Court on 9 July 2015 for buying and selling vehicles from their homes in Merredin and Camillo without having a licence. It was the parents’ third offence of illegal car dealing and they were given a daily penalty on top of a fine. Andrew John Gregory (46) was fined $20,000 and a daily penalty of $30 for...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Jul 2015
A New Norcia farming company and a company Director have been fined a total of $35,000 over an incident in which an employee had parts of three fingers amputated by an auger hopper. GP Mackie and Co Pty Ltd was fined $25,000 and company Director Peter Gilbert Mackie was fined $10,000 in the Moora Magistrates Court this week. The company and Mr Mackie both pleaded guilty to failing to provide and...
WorkSafe
Media release
10 Jul 2015
Massive losses are feared with evidence that Australian investors have sent significant amounts of money to a Dubai bank account after being duped by a bogus investment company operating a fake website. Consumer Protection and the WA Police Major Fraud Squad are conducting inquiries into the website ( www.larosa-group.com ), being operated by a group claiming to be Larosa Holdings Ltd , trading...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Jul 2015
Yangebup building company Bellagio Homes Pty Ltd (reg. BC11833) has been formally cautioned by the Building Services Board for failing to comply with an order of the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT).
Building and Energy
Media release
08 Jul 2015
A woman who admitted supplying incorrect ultrasound images of unborn babies to six expectant mothers has today been fined $6,000 by the Bunbury Magistrates Court. Rawinia Hayes , trading as Amazing 4D Imaging of Eaton (near Bunbury), pleaded guilty to six charges of accepting payment but failing to supply goods or services in breach of the Australian Consumer Law. Six other charges relating to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Jul 2015
New weekly price cycle sees cheap day on Mondays Mount Lawley, South Lake and Roleystone among cheapest suburbs for fuel Perth's new weekly petrol price cycle has seen Monday become the new cheap day for motorists to buy petrol, with most retailers now hiking their prices on a Tuesday. Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said an analysis of price trends by FuelWatch in recent weeks has discovered a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Jul 2015
With Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll People who sell cars on a regular basis need to hold a motor vehicle dealers licence. In fact the law says that if you sell more than four cars a year you may be asked to substantiate why you do not hold a dealers licence. If it is purely for personal use and is not connected to running a de-facto business buying cars privately and then on-...
Consumer Protection
Department News
06 Jul 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 11 cents per litre (cpl) to 144.4 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 7 July 2015, most Caltex and Puma sites are increasing their ULP prices between 15 and 26 cpl to 149.9 cpl; the majority of Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP prices to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Jul 2015
WorkSafe is undertaking a further inspection program to look at safety issues with motor vehicle hoists. An initial inspection program – prompted by the high number of soft tissue and muscle injuries and two work-related deaths in the motor vehicle repair industry in 2013 – was conducted over the 2014/15 financial year. That program resulted in the issue of more than 1300 notices and revealed...
WorkSafe
Media release
01 Jul 2015

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