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Western Australians trying to sell their homes via well-known classifieds websites are being warned about scammers who target private property sellers online. WA ScamNet has seen this method of fraud used on people selling cars, computer consoles and other items via the internet. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said the latest concern is the real estate market. “A bogus buyer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Feb 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 23 February 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 141.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 10.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 131.3 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Feb 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 16 February 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 141.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 10.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 131.0 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Feb 2011
Perth consumers have reported being approached by ‘back of van salesmen’, prompting a warning from Consumer Protection. One consumer was approached by two men who were selling electronic equipment from the back of a white van in a car park in Inglewood and two others were approached in Rockingham. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll advises consumers to avoid doing business with...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Feb 2011
A host employer has been fined $60,000 over an incident in which a worker supplied by a labour hire company was crushed and left a paraplegic. Maddington boilermaking and metal fabrication company G & G Mining Fabrication Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the provision of a safe workplace under a labour hire arrangement and, by that failure, causing serious harm to a worker, and was...
WorkSafe
Media release
15 Feb 2011
A WorkSafe inspection program of construction sites in the Albany area has revealed generally good standards in occupational safety and health management. WorkSafe inspectors conducted 19 inspections in the Albany area, including Albany itself, Williams, Kojonup, Mount Barker and Denmark over the week commencing December 13, 2010. WorkSafe Director Chris Kirwin said today the inspection program...
WorkSafe
Media release
10 Feb 2011
Following a 3-week trial, the Perth Magistrates Court on Friday 11 February 2011 found Westpoint Realty Pty Ltd and its director Mr Norman Carey guilty of five charges of making false or misleading representations regarding a residential property development in Rivervale. Lawyers acting on behalf of Consumer Protection told the Court that the company, via its agents, misled purchasers of units in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Feb 2011
A WorkSafe targeted inspection program on High Risk Work licences in construction has revealed that the majority of workers in the industry hold the required licences. In the three months from October to December 2010, construction inspectors visited sites in Perth and regional areas of WA, including the Indian Ocean Territories (Christmas and Cocos Islands). They visited 68 construction sites...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Feb 2011

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