25 May 2017 A Perth real estate agency’s computer system has been accessed by scammers, resulting in bogus advertisements being posted on numerous rental accommodation websites. Actions are being...
13 Sep 2017
Recently WorkSafe has seen scaffolding where damaged components and unsafe practices were used in the erection of the scaffold. These included broken connection lugs and components secured with wire...
07 Apr 2017
6 April 2017 South-East Asian crime gangs based in the eastern states are renting homes from Perth landlords and turning them into indoor cannabis farms, causing extensive damage. Consumer Protection...
07 Apr 2017
The growth of online trading sites has made ticket on-selling easier for unauthorised resellers. Ticket on-selling has become a popular way for people to buy tickets when they miss out on purchasing from an official outlet. Be warned, buying a ticket through an unauthorised reseller carries a...
Your consumer rights
30 Mar 2017
David Hillyard was appointed as Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection in December 2015. Prior to this, he was the Director of Consumer Protection’s Retail and Services Directorate. David has worked with Consumer Protection for over 35 years and has been in senior management roles where most...
29 Mar 2017
Inflatable air lounges are a drowning risk if used on water. While some retailers selling this product may suggest they can be used on water, there may be a risk of unexpected deflation and we strongly recommend they are only used on dry land. These lounges should not be used on any water body (...
Product safety for consumers
16 Feb 2017
The acronym GHS stands for The Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. The system was developed by the United Nations with the intention of harmonising the many different chemical classification systems in use around the world. The GHS provides a classification...
09 Dec 2016
IMPORTANT: If you were enrolled prior to 1 July 2016 your old log in details will not work. To be able to manage the information about your association and lodge applications each person needs to...
06 Dec 2016
To be able to manage the information about your association and lodge applications every AssociationsOnline user needs to be linked to their association. A user may choose to be linked as a primary...
06 Dec 2016
If you sell food in Australia, the new country of origin labelling law may apply to your products. The law applies to food offered for retail sale in Australia, including in stores or markets, online or from a vending machine. The law does not apply to food sold in places like restaurants, cafes,...
22 Nov 2016