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Yanchep man Sean Barrett (56) has been found guilty of undertaking unregistered painting work for payment and misrepresenting to a consumer that he was registered. He was fined $700 on two charges in the Armadale Magistrates Court over a job quoted at $3,300 for work at a house in Amber Way Thornlie. A complaint about incomplete work was made to the (then) Painters Registration Board in May last...
Building Commission
Media release
20 Mar 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 22 March 2012, most Coles Express, Caltex, BP and Caltex Woolworths sites in Perth are increasing their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) to a maximum of 157.9 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are increasing their prices up to 154.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average price will be 154.4...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Mar 2012
"Slam scams" is the theme of National Consumer Fraud Week (19-23 March 2012) aimed at raising awareness of scams in the community and reducing the financial toll. During 2011, 38,400 West Australian consumers contacted Consumer Protection either by phone or email about scams and 366 victims reported losing a total of $4.12 million dollars. Romance scams accounted for $1.2 million in losses...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Mar 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 15 March 2012, most Caltex, BP, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price 13 cents per litre (cpl) to a maximum of 154.9 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are increasing their prices up to 151.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 151.5 cpl, however there...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Mar 2012
A former Mandurah real estate agent, who was fined $1,350 by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT), has had his appeal against the penalty dismissed by the Supreme Court. Ronald George Smith , who operated the former business Exclusive Waterfront Properties Pty Ltd, was fined in May last year over breaches of the Real Estate and Business Agents Act and the Code of Conduct for Agents and Sales...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Mar 2012
Bibra lake man David FUERY has been found guilty of undertaking unregistered painting work for payment. He was fined $500 and ordered to pay costs of $278 in the Fremantle Magistrates Court over a job quoted at over $11,000 for restoration work at six East Fremantle units. A complaint about inferior workmanship from the Property Manager of the complex resulted in an inspection that found Mr Fuery...
Building Commission
Media release
14 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
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
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
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

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