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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
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 8 March 2012, most BP, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price 13 cents per litre (cpl) to a maximum of 153.9 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are increasing their prices up to 149.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 150.1 cpl, however there...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Mar 2012
A car dealer was ordered to pay more than $10,000 by the Esperance Magistrates Court for failing to record the purchase of a vehicle which was later involved in a serious car accident. Stephen George Poyner, who operates the car dealership GS Motors in Esperance as well as Hollywood Hire Cars, was fined $3,700 on 1 March 2012 and ordered to pay Court costs of $6,540 for breaching the Motor...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Mar 2012
The supplier of a woodchipping machine has been fined $30,000 (plus $12,000 in costs) over an incident in which a worker’s hand was severely injured. As the supplier of the machine, CJD Equipment Pty Ltd was found guilty of failing to ensure that the design and construction of the machine was safe and, by that failure, causing serious harm to a person and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court...
WorkSafe
Media release
28 Feb 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 1 March 2012, most Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express, Caltex and BP sites are increasing their ULP price 13 cents per litre (cpl) to a maximum of 152.9 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are increasing their prices up to 149.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 149.1 cpl, however there...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Feb 2012
Consumer Protection has begun an investigation into the safety and quality of imported Off Road Vehicles after receiving several complaints from WA consumers in recent weeks. Automotive and product safety officers are conducting inquiries into the low-cost, imported quad bikes, dune buggies and motorbikes, some of which come in kit form and must be partially assembled by the purchaser. Six...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Feb 2012
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 47-year-old tree lopper at a worksite in South Perth this morning. Two men were believed to have been lopping trees from a cherry picker when the boom snapped and they fell around nine metres. The second man survived the fall. Inspectors travelled to the site soon after and will interview witnesses and investigate the circumstances. WorkSafe...
WorkSafe
Media release
21 Feb 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 23 February 2012, most Coles Express, Caltex, BP and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price 14 cents per litre (cpl) to a maximum of 151.9 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are increasing their prices up to 147.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 148.1 cpl, however...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Feb 2012

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