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Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday 29 December 2011, most Coles Express, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and BP sites are increasing their ULP price up to 12 cents per litre (cpl) to a maximum of 145.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also raising their prices between 9 and 10 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 143.0 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Dec 2011
Mount Claremont settlement agent Ms Collette Ockerby, trading as Cally’s Conveyancing, has been fined $5,000 and ordered to pay costs of $500 by the State Administrative Tribunal. The SAT orders were handed down on 23 December 2011. The Commissioner for Consumer Protection took disciplinary action against Ms Ockerby who admitted to 12 breaches of the Settlement Agents Act and the Settlement...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Dec 2011
A Kewdale freight logistics company has been fined $100,000 over an incident in which a security guard was injured when a security gate fell on him. Having had control of the workplace, Airroad Pty Limited (at the time registered as Air Road Distribution Pty Ltd) pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe workplace for a person who was not an employee, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates...
WorkSafe
Media release
23 Dec 2011
A Welshpool manufacturing company has been fined $20,000 over an incident in which an employee sustained injuries to his left arm when part of a rope press shattered and struck him. Jeminex Brands & Operations Pty Ltd (formerly Beaver Brands) pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. Jeminex Brands is a...
WorkSafe
Media release
23 Dec 2011
The Court of Appeal has upheld the disqualification of former car dealer Pasquale Minniti from holding a licence. Mr Minniti was disqualified from holding a motor vehicle dealer's licence by the State Administrative Tribunal in May 2010 on the basis that he had engaged in conduct that rendered him unfit to hold a licence. The Motor Vehicle Dealers Act requires that only fit and proper persons are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Dec 2011
An inspection program ordered by Energy Safety of home solar installations in WA has uncovered some systems that were potentially unsafe. In the Energy Safety audit of 260 grid-connected systems, Western Power and Horizon Power inspectors found that 12 per cent had incorrect wiring which could pose a hazard. Energy Safety' s Director Ken Bowron said the defects were subject to orders to make them...
EnergySafety
Media release
23 Dec 2011
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 22 December 2011, most Caltex Woolworths, BP, Caltex, and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price up to 13 cents per litre (cpl) to a maximum of 145.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their prices between 10 and 11 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 143.1 cpl,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Dec 2011
Consumer Protection has removed three dangerous toys from sale after a pre-Christmas product safety blitz and a novelty item was taken off the shelf voluntarily by the supplier. In the lead-up to Christmas, product safety officers inspected 3,800 items at about 250 retailers throughout WA, with the main focus on toys for children under three years of age. Officers also inspected flammable...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Dec 2011
Consumer Protection is urging WA consumers not to pay large deposits for goods and services. The agency has received more than 400 enquiries and 113 complaints so far this year from consumers who had paid deposits, but the trader then failed to supply the goods or services. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said paying large deposits is risky business. "A vast majority of the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Dec 2011
A Kewdale company engaged in designing and manufacturing semi-trailers has been fined $20,000 over an incident in which a worker was injured by a tanker that rolled off a stand. General Transport Equipment Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the safety or health of a person not being an employee and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. In July 2009, General Transport was...
WorkSafe
Media release
15 Dec 2011

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