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Consumer Protection is warning car and truck owners not to deal with unlicensed vehicle repairers and has urged consumers to report them. Since July 2009, vehicle repair businesses have been required to have a licence to operate and individual repairers or those who supervise others are required to be registered. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection Gary Newcombe said the prosecution of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Mar 2012
World Plumbing Day (WPD) is an international event on March 11 initiated by the World Plumbing Council celebrating the important role plumbing plays in the health and safety of modern day communities. The aftermath of 2010’s devastating earthquake in Haiti and last year’s tsunami in Japan reveals how easy it is to take for granted the availability of safe drinking water and sufficient sanitation...
Building Commission
Media release
09 Mar 2012
Home owners and builders thinking about undertaking alterations and additions to existing residential buildings will need to comply with 6 star energy efficiency requirements from 30 April 2013. The Building Code of Australia will require all new residential buildings to comply with 6 star energy efficiency requirements from 1st May 2012. “Considerable work has been undertaken by the 6 Star...
Building Commission
Media release
08 Mar 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 8 March 2012, most BP, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price 13 cents per litre (cpl) to a maximum of 153.9 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are increasing their prices up to 149.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 150.1 cpl, however there...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Mar 2012
A vineyard and winery at Frankland River has been fined $60,000 over an incident in which a worker fell from a ladder and was seriously injured. Ferngrove Vineyards Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace and, by that failure, causing serious harm to a worker and was fined in the Albany Magistrates Court last month. In July 2008, an employee of Ferngrove was engaged...
WorkSafe
Media release
06 Mar 2012
A car dealer was ordered to pay more than $10,000 by the Esperance Magistrates Court for failing to record the purchase of a vehicle which was later involved in a serious car accident. Stephen George Poyner, who operates the car dealership GS Motors in Esperance as well as Hollywood Hire Cars, was fined $3,700 on 1 March 2012 and ordered to pay Court costs of $6,540 for breaching the Motor...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Mar 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 1 March 2012, most Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express, Caltex and BP sites are increasing their ULP price 13 cents per litre (cpl) to a maximum of 152.9 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are increasing their prices up to 149.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 149.1 cpl, however there...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Feb 2012
The supplier of a woodchipping machine has been fined $30,000 (plus $12,000 in costs) over an incident in which a worker’s hand was severely injured. As the supplier of the machine, CJD Equipment Pty Ltd was found guilty of failing to ensure that the design and construction of the machine was safe and, by that failure, causing serious harm to a person and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court...
WorkSafe
Media release
28 Feb 2012
Consumer Protection has begun an investigation into the safety and quality of imported Off Road Vehicles after receiving several complaints from WA consumers in recent weeks. Automotive and product safety officers are conducting inquiries into the low-cost, imported quad bikes, dune buggies and motorbikes, some of which come in kit form and must be partially assembled by the purchaser. Six...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Feb 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 23 February 2012, most Coles Express, Caltex, BP and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price 14 cents per litre (cpl) to a maximum of 151.9 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are increasing their prices up to 147.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 148.1 cpl, however...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Feb 2012
Consumer Protection and the Building Commission have issued a joint alert to Bunbury residents after receiving early reports of unregistered roof painters operating in the area. Consumers report being approached by workmen offering to paint roofs and driveways for cash and they do not appear to be registered as required by law. The business name that they give potential customers is also...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Feb 2012
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 47-year-old tree lopper at a worksite in South Perth this morning. Two men were believed to have been lopping trees from a cherry picker when the boom snapped and they fell around nine metres. The second man survived the fall. Inspectors travelled to the site soon after and will interview witnesses and investigate the circumstances. WorkSafe...
WorkSafe
Media release
21 Feb 2012
Consumer Protection officers will be visiting towns in the Central Wheatbelt in March, approaching local businesses in the area to discuss consumer issues and provide information. Members of the team from Perth and Kalgoorlie will visit Wagin, Narrogin, Katanning, Dumbleyung, Kojonup, Merredin and other towns to promote the rights of consumers and the responsibilities of traders under the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Feb 2012
Consumers affected by Air Australia (formerly Strategic Airlines) being placed into voluntary administration are urged to contact their travel agent or the airline’s administrator, KordaMentha, immediately. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said there are a number of options available for consumers who have booked flights on the airline, depending on their circumstances. “...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Feb 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 16 February 2012, most Caltex, BP, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price 13 cents per litre (cpl) to a maximum of 149.9 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are increasing their prices to 146.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 146.5 cpl, however there...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Feb 2012
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 31-year-old meat processing worker at a worksite in Esperance this morning. The woman was believed to have been working with machinery. Inspectors are travelling to the site to investigate the circumstances. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates serious work-related injuries and deaths in WA with a view to preventing future incidents of a similar...
WorkSafe
Media release
15 Feb 2012
Maddington man David SMIT has been found guilty of doing unregistered painting work for payment. Mr Smit was fined $700 and ordered to pay costs of $385 in the Perth Magistrates Court over a job quoted at $9,680. “Due to this matter first dating back to 2010, it was appropriate that it be subject to laws under the Painters Registration Act 1961, an Act which has since been superseded by the...
Building Commission
Media release
10 Feb 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 9 February 2012, most BP, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price up to 11 cents per litre (cpl) to a maximum of 148.9 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are also increasing their unleaded petrol prices up to 145.0 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average price...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Feb 2012
Consumer Protection and Lotterywest have issued a joint warning after reports of WA consumers receiving a scam email advising them of a bogus Lotto win. The email uses the Lotterywest logo and other unauthorised images and advises recipients that they have won a million dollars in a random draw held in conjunction with the UK National Lottery Commission. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Feb 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 2 February 2012, most Coles Express, Caltex, BP and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price 12 cents per litre (cpl) to a maximum of 149.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also increasing their prices between 9 and 10 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 146.6 cpl,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Feb 2012
Consumer Protection is hitting the road again with Norseman and Esperance on the visit list. Senior Regional Officer for the Goldfields, Ivo da Silva, will focus on issues faced by people renting property, buying cars, making warranty claims or being targeted by uninvited sellers. “I will be giving out information about the rights and responsibilities we all have under the Australian Consumer Law...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Jan 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Australia Day - Thursday 26 January 2012 - most Caltex, BP, Caltex Woolworths, and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price 12 cents per litre (cpl) to a maximum of 149.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also increasing their prices 10 and 11 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 146...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Jan 2012
Doing a REVS check has been standard practice for WA consumers when buying second-hand vehicles privately for many years. Now the vehicle checking system is undergoing major changes as it becomes part of a new national register. Since November 1988, millions of car buyers have used the Register of Encumbered Vehicles (REVS) service to check whether money is owing on the vehicle they intend to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Jan 2012
A prominent boat retailer and its manager have been fined a total of $2,250 by the Fremantle Magistrates Court on 19 January 2012 after pleading guilty to safety breaches. Amett Pty Ltd, trading as Saltwater Marine in South Fremantle, was fined $1,500 and manager Mr Brett Martin was fined $750 on two counts of failing to comply with safety regulations relating to the sale of two new Trailcraft...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Jan 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 19 January 2012, most BP, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price 13 cents per litre (cpl) to a maximum of 149.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also increasing their prices between 9 and 11 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 146.5 cpl,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Jan 2012

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