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Tuesday 11 March is World Plumbing Day! Initiated by the World Plumbing Council and celebrated annually, this international event raises awareness of the important role of the plumbing industry in protecting public health and safety, and the environment. The availability of clean drinking water and basic sanitation is something that affects us all, and our Australian lifestyles would be very...
Building Commission
Department News
11 Mar 2014
A former property manager of a real estate agency has been fined a total of $10,000 and ordered to pay costs of $2,220 by the Perth Magistrates Court for misleading and deceptive conduct. Josephine Wei-Wei Liau of Mount Pleasant pleaded guilty on 7 March 2014 to 16 charges of breaching the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), Fair Trading Act, Real Estate and Business Agents Act (REBA Act) and the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Mar 2014
An unlicensed car dealer operating from a Thornlie home has been fined $10,000 by the Armadale Magistrates Court. Atomos Pty Ltd and Director Adam Richard Coe were found guilty on 5 March 2014 of buying and selling 52 motor vehicles over a 17 month period from November 2011, without having a licence as required by the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. Mr Coe was issued with a Conditional Release Order...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Mar 2014
A solar company and its Director have been fined a total of $18,000 by the Joondalup Magistrates Court for misleading consumers over their rights relating to warranties and door to door trading. Total Action Pty Ltd, formerly of Balcatta, was fined a total of $15,000 on 4 March 2014 for misleading a consumer regarding the warranty on a product, and for breaching unsolicited trading laws. Charles...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Mar 2014
Please note: Some of the information contained in this news item has now expired. This page has been retained for archiving purposes. The Building Commission's Smoke alarm laws fact sheet now provides information on a new interconnection requirement for mains-powered residential smoke alarms. The new interconnection requirement affects: people involved in transferring ownership of their homes;...
Building Commission
Department News
06 Mar 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 6 March 2014, most BP, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 162.9 cpl; most Coles Express sites up to 162.9 cpl, most Gull sites up to 161.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 160.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP will...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Mar 2014
Two promoters of rent to buy property schemes in WA have been ordered to pay a total penalty of $29,500 by the Supreme Court for misleading and deceptive conduct in their dealings with prospective buyers and sellers. Patricia Mirawati Susilo and Bryan Artawijaya Susilo, sister and brother of Karawara, were ordered to pay $17,500 and $12,000 respectively on 27 February 2014 after admitting to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Mar 2014
A Picton scrap metal business has been fined $80,000 (plus $3000 in costs) over an unsafe work environment in which a worker died in 2011. J & P Group Pty Ltd – trading as J & P Metals – pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment and was fined in the Bunbury Magistrates Court last week. J & P Group operates a scrap yard at Copplestone Road, Paradise,...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Mar 2014
Lodging bonds late has cost a Pilbara real estate agency more than $10,000 in a fine and court costs. Oresome (WA) Pty Ltd, trading as Crawford Realty of South Hedland, was fined $9,500 and ordered to pay costs of $970 on 28 February 2014 after pleading guilty in the South Hedland Magistrates Court to 21 charges of failing to lodge bonds with the Bond Administrator ‘as soon as practicable’ as...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Mar 2014
Following recent bushfires in Western Australia, the Building Commission would like to remind people of the availability of the publication ‘ Building for better protection in bushfire areas ’. The publication provides guidance to homeowners who are building or renovating their home in a bushfire prone area. It covers the regulated construction requirements and building standards for new homes...
Building Commission
Department News
04 Mar 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 27 February 2014, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 162.9 cpl, most BP and Caltex Woolworths sites up to 161.9 cpl, most Caltex sites up to 160.9 cpl, most Gull sites up to 159.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 158.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Feb 2014
WorkSafe is undertaking an inspection program to look at safety issues relating to manual tasks in WA’s floor covering retail premises. Continuing throughout the remainder of the financial year in both metropolitan and regional areas, the program will look at independently-operated businesses that are not part of larger organisations. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the inspections would...
WorkSafe
Media release
25 Feb 2014
Consumer Protection has emphasised the accuracy of price and location in real estate advertising remains a crucial element of consumer law and is essential in upholding the integrity of the industry and the reputation of agents. The comment was made after the Supreme Court dismissed the Commissioner for Consumer Protection’s appeal against a Bunbury magistrate’s decision to find a local real...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Feb 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 20 February 2014, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 161.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price up to 160.9 cpl, most Coles Express and Gull sites up to 159.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 158.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Feb 2014
Consumer Protection would like to highlight the actions of a Kimberley travel agency owner who has prevented people in the region from losing thousands of dollars in a Facebook scam involving wire transfer. A customer, who wishes to remain anonymous, turned up at Travel World in Broome on Saturday (15 February 2014) to try to send money via Western Union to America. It is common for travel...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Feb 2014
West Australians are losing almost $25,000 a day to romance fraud in the latest scam figures released by Consumer Protection. In 2013, 187 victims of romance fraud reported losing a total of $8.97 million, an average of about $48,000 per victim, who are equally male and female. This compares dramatically with 2012 figures when 23 WA victims reported a total loss of $870,000. On Valentine’s Day,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Feb 2014
Please note: The workshops mentioned in this news item have now passed. This page has been retained for archiving purposes. The Australian Building Codes Board will be conducting two seminars in Perth on upcoming changes to the Building Code of Australia (BCA) for 2014. Please note that at this time, the Building Commission will not be conducting associated regional seminars.
Building Commission
Department News
13 Feb 2014
In June 2013, the State Government announced that an independent review of Western Australia’s plumbing regulations would be undertaken by ACIL Allen Consulting. The consultant’s final report , which was informed through consultation with the WA plumbing industry, is now available.
Building Commission
Department News
13 Feb 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 13 February 2014, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are also increasing their ULP price up to 159.9 cpl, most Gull sites up to 158.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 157.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Feb 2014
Finalists for the Consumer Protection Awards 2014 have been announced ahead of the 10th annual ceremony to recognise and celebrate community, local government and media contributions to consumer protection in Western Australia. The judges carefully considered submissions from 22 nominees to come up with this shortlist: Rona Okely Award (for individuals) Gavan Forster of the Master Builders...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Feb 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 6 February 2014, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 161.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are also increasing their ULP price up to 161.9 cpl, most Gull and BP sites up to 160.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 159.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Feb 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 30 January 2014, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 161.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are also increasing their ULP price up to 161.9 cpl, most Gull sites up to 160.9 cpl and most BP and Peak sites up to 159.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Jan 2014
WorkSafe will conduct an inspection program to look at the safety and health of labour hire workers in WA workplaces. Across the remainder of the 2013/14 financial year, inspectors will focus on labour hire workers, and labour hire agents will also be visited. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that inspectors across all industries and regions will participate in the labour hire...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 Jan 2014
WA businesses have been receiving bogus order forms and invoices for unauthorised directory listings and advertising from scammers mimicking the Yellow Pages name and logo. Consumer Protection and the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) have urged businesses to be on alert for this scam and ensure that unnecessary payments are not being made. Unsolicited and misleading order forms are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Jan 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 23 January 2014, most BP, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are also increasing their ULP price up to 159.9 cpl, most Gull sites to 158.9 cpl and most Peak sites to 157.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Jan 2014

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