Consumer

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WA consumers have been advised to do their homework before installing solar power systems in their home and to thoroughly check out power saving claims being made by retailers. So far this year, Consumer Protection has received more than 50 complaints against the industry and handled about 300 enquiries from consumers. Some believe they were misled by cost-saving claims, but the majority are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 May 2011
The maximum pet bond that landlords are able to charge tenants will increase from $100 to $260 from 1 June 2011. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said the increase in the pet bond limit was necessary to reflect present day costs associated with fumigation after a tenant with a dog or cat has vacated a rental property. “The cost of fumigation has increased over the years and it...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 May 2011
WorkSafe will conduct an inspection program next month to look at whether construction industry employers are complying with requirements for consultation on safety management. Throughout June, inspectors will check to ensure that consultation on hazards and safety management on construction sites in metropolitan and regional areas is in accordance with occupational safety and health laws. Acting...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 May 2011
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 26 May 2011, most Caltex Woolworths, Caltex, BP, Coles Express, Gull and Peak sites are increasing their ULP price to a maximum of 145.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 8.0 cpl. However, over 110 petrol stations in Perth will be selling below 144 cpl tomorrow. FuelWatch recommends...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 May 2011
Consumer Protection is concerned about a sharp increase in the number of recent reports of puppy buyers who have been scammed by bogus online advertisements. In the past 2 months, nine WA consumers have reported losing between $350 and $1,800 each after being asked to send money to purchase a puppy that doesn’t exist. A total of almost $9,000 has been traced to cyber criminals in Cameroon in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 May 2011
The Department of Commerce has appointed a new senior industrial inspector and education officer to operate out of its Bunbury office. Mr Brian Ravenscroft, an experienced labour relations officer, will provide compliance and education services to employers and employees in Bunbury and throughout the South West Region. Compliance and Education Director Joseph Lee said: "We are very pleased to...
Labour Relations
Media release
18 May 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 18 May 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 149.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 8.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 140.7 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 May 2011
The Department of Commerce has appointed its first senior industrial inspector and education officer to operate out of its Broome office. Ms Margaret Lockyer, an experienced labour relations officer, will provide compliance and education services to employers and employees in Broome and throughout the Kimberley. Compliance and Education Director Joseph Lee said: “We are very pleased to be...
Labour Relations
Media release
18 May 2011
The Perth Magistrates Court has fined a Queens Park man $5,000 after being convicted of unlicensed car dealing. Bin Huang was also ordered to pay Court costs of $418 when sentenced on 13 May 2011. Lawyers for Consumer Protection told the Court that Mr Huang had bought 19 vehicles from private sellers and then sold them to private buyers between June 2009 and May 2010 without having a licence...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 May 2011
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 50-year-old mechanical engineering manager after a fall at a printing business in Canning Vale last week. On May 9, the man was believed to have been adjusting machinery while standing on a ladder when he fell around two metres, sustaining serious head injuries. He remained in a coma on life support last week, and died in Royal Perth Hospital...
WorkSafe
Media release
16 May 2011

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