Consumer

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Consumer Protection has welcomed the launch of an online application facility that will provide easier access for low income earners to get affordable loans. Speaking at the launch today, Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said that being able to apply for these loans online is a great advantage to consumers who need it most. “Providing better accessibility through an online...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Jan 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 17 January 2013, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price tomorrow by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 148.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are raising their ULP price by 11 cpl up to 147.9 cpl, most Caltex Woolworths sites by 10 cpl up to 146.9 cpl, most BP sites by 9 cpl up to 145.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Jan 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 24 January 2013, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 148.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express, Gull and Peak sites are raising their ULP price to 146.9 cpl and most Caltex sites to 145.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP will be...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Jan 2013
An Eden Hill man has been convicted for a second time and fined a total of $10,000 for promoting and taking part in an illegal pyramid scheme. Graeme John Eddington, who operated under the business name Living Polarbear Style, was fined $5,000 each on two charges of participating in a pyramid scheme and attempting to induce another man to participate in the scheme. Mr Eddington was also ordered...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Jan 2013
The first serious cyclone threat of the season has prompted WorkSafe to issue a reminder to ensure contingency plans have been swung into action and that workers in all workplaces under threat are familiar with the plans. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today it was crucial that everyone at sea and on land knew what to do when there was a cyclone in the area. "With Severe Tropical...
WorkSafe
Media release
10 Jan 2013
WorkSafe has issued a reminder to all workplaces to keep safety a high priority when returning to work after the festive season. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that there had been nine work-related fatalities in WA so far this financial year, and employers and workers should guard against complacency. "People returning to work after the festive break need to be especially...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Jan 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol - that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 10 January 2013, most Caltex sites are raising their ULP price tomorrow by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 149.9 cpl. Most BP, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 13 cpl up to 148.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Jan 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 3 January 2013, most Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 149.9 cpl. Most BP and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cpl up to 148.9 cpl. The majority of Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 14 cpl up to 147.9 cpl, while...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Jan 2013
Consumer Protection has named its top five complaints of 2012 – solar products were the burning issue of the year, while air transport, discount vouchers, fencing and pre-assembled furniture were numbers two to five on the list. WA ScamNet recorded $1.7 million in losses to scams over the 12 month period with romance scams accounting for about $870,000 of the total. Acting Commissioner for...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Dec 2012
Thirty of the world’s leading experts in quad bike safety assembled in Sydney this week as part of a project to improve quad bike safety. The $1 million quad bike crash performance research, testing and design project is being undertaken by the Heads of Workplace Safety Authorities (HWSA), the body representing Australasia’s work safety and health regulators. The NSW-funded research is being...
WorkSafe
Media release
21 Dec 2012

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