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Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 23 November 2011, most BP, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are putting their ULP prices up by 9 cents per litre (cpl) to 144.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also increasing their ULP prices by between 7 and 9 cpl up to 142.9 cpl. The metropolitan average will be 142.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Nov 2011
Consumer Protection has received reports from residents in Gooseberry Hill and Serpentine that so-called “Bitumen Bandits” are operating in their area. Consumers report being approached by workmen offering to lay bitumen driveways at what they claim are bargain prices. None of the consumers took up their offer. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll is warning WA homeowners not to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Nov 2011
An employee of a rigging company has been fined $1250 (plus $528 in costs) over an incident in which a 10-tonne steel roof section fell from a tower crane on a building site. Graham Steven Bell pleaded guilty to, as an employee, failing to take reasonable care to ensure his own safety and the safety of others, and was fined in the Rockingham Magistrates Court on Monday. In July 2009, Mr Bell was...
WorkSafe
Media release
10 Nov 2011
A Mandurah steel fabricating and manufacturing business has been fined $25,000 over an incident in which a 16-year-old work experience student had parts of three fingers amputated. Tropical Bay Pty Ltd – trading as Transcoat Engineering – pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the safety of a non-employee and, by that failure, causing serious harm, and was fined in the Mandurah Magistrates Court...
WorkSafe
Media release
11 Nov 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 10 November 2011, most BP, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are putting their ULP prices up to 145.9 cents per litre (cpl) – that's an increase of up to 10.0 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also increasing their ULP prices by up to 8.0 cpl. However, 106 petrol...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Nov 2011
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 3 November 2011, most Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price to 148.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 9.0 cpl. Most BP, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP prices by 8 cpl to 147.9 cpl. Many Gull sites are hiking their prices between 5 and 6 cpl to 145.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Nov 2011
WA’s cyclone season has begun, and businesses throughout the North-West of the State have been reminded to ensure contingency plans are established and in operation. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today it was crucial that everyone on sea and on land knew what to do when there was a cyclone in the area. “The cyclone season officially began on November 1, and under WA’s...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Nov 2011
Consumer Protection is searching for a non-government organisation with expertise of Seniors' issues to collaborate with the Department to expand services of the newly opened Seniors’ Housing Centre. The Centre was opened by Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien last month. Currently located on the ground floor 219 St Georges Terrace Perth, the centre is an independent resource which offers free...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Oct 2011
Consumer Protection is hitting the road with Kununurra and Wyndham the latest places on the visit list. Senior Regional Officer for the Kimberley Annetta Bellingeri will focus on issues faced by people renting property, buying cars, making warranty claims or being targeted by uninvited sellers. “I will be giving out information about the rights and responsibilities we all have under the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Oct 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 26 October 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 151.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 9.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 142.0 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Oct 2011

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