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An unlicensed debt collector has been ordered to pay $3,000 in compensation, Court costs and a fine by the Perth Magistrates Court. John William Abbott, of Kenwick, operates the registered business John Abbott & Associates, a financial crisis consultancy based in Belmont. Mr Abbott pleaded guilty to carrying out the activities of a debt collector without a licence and was fined $180 and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Aug 2011
The Department of Commerce has identified that a number of Goldfields employers are failing to pay their staff appropriate rates for location allowance and in some circumstances failing to pay the allowance at all. Labour Relations Kalgoorlie/Esperance Regional Inspector, Ms Lesley Dowding, said that although the vast majority of employers were trying to pay their employees correctly, they often...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Aug 2011
The Director of Energy Safety Ken Bowron issued a reminder today that all residential rental properties must be fitted with at least two Residual Current Devices (RCDs) protecting power point and lighting circuits from 8 August 2011. Mr Bowron said installing RCDs in every rental property will significantly increase safety for all tenants. “After considerable discussion and negotiation with...
EnergySafety
Media release
01 Aug 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 27 July 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 147.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 9.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling at or below 137.2 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and Friday...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Jul 2011
Inspectors from WorkSafe’s Transport team will be available at this weekend’s Perth Truck and Trailer Show to provide information on transport safety. Along with WorkSafe inspectors, the booth will be manned by representatives from Main Roads WA and the Department of Transport. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the booth at the show would be an important source of...
WorkSafe
Media release
27 Jul 2011
The death of a three year old toddler in Sydney has prompted a reminder to parents about the dangers of curtain and blind cords. The child died after choking on a blind cord and Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll urges all parents and people who have children visit to be vigilant to this silent killer in the home. “Loose or looped curtain and blind cords are very dangerous as...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Jul 2011
The Department of Commerce has identified that a number of Kimberley employers are failing to pay their staff appropriate rates for location allowance and in some circumstances failing to pay the allowance at all. Labour Relations Broome Regional Inspector and Education Officer, Ms Margaret Lockyer, said that although the vast majority of employers were trying to pay their employees correctly,...
Labour Relations
Media release
25 Jul 2011
A former Perth car dealer and his company, now in liquidation, have both been fined a total of $10,000 for misleading buyers and failing to pay the proceeds of cars sold on consignment. Patrick Maurice Michael Murphy, of Innaloo, was a director of Barblos Nominees Pty Ltd, trading as Pat Murphy Motors in Oxford Street Leederville, until it closed down. Mr Murphy and his company faced one charge...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Jul 2011
A Kelmscott transport company has been fined a total of $8000 for failing to record the work time, breaks and non-work time of commercial vehicle drivers. T.S. & D.E. Cowcher Farms Pty Ltd – trading as Derek Murray & Co – pleaded guilty to two charges of failing to implement a system to accurately record the activities of drivers, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last month...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Jul 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 20 July 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 148.9 cents per litre (cpl) -- an increase of up to 10.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 137.3 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Jul 2011

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