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With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Tragically, between one and two children die in Australian homes every year as a result of blind or curtain cords that don’t comply with safety standards causing choking or strangulation. There are similar deaths occurring regularly across the world. That’s why Consumer Protection WA recently joined fellow Australian and...
Consumer Protection
Department News
04 Jul 2016
Stationery and toy retailer Smiggle has removed a button battery-powered yo-yo from stores in WA, and across Australia, to protect children from injury or death. A product safety recall of the YoYo Loco is due to concerns about how easily the battery compartment can be opened, allowing access to button batteries, which can kill or seriously hurt young children if swallowed. Smiggle advises that...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Jun 2016
Consumers can be forgiven if they feel overwhelmed or confused by the myriad of insurance options currently being advertised. At the end of every financial year health insurance providers’ start talking about tax, surcharges and rebates but don’t let this rush you into a poor decision. Health insurance is a complex area and your needs may change with time so when you are looking to take out or...
Consumer Protection
Department News
27 Jun 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 11 cents per litre (cpl) to 128.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 28 June 2016, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 132.9 cpl (an increase of 17 cpl). Most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 131.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Jun 2016
A report by Auditor General Colin Murphy has assessed how well the Building Commission regulates Western Australia’s residential building industry.
Building Commission
Department News
24 Jun 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 10 cents per litre (cpl) to 128.6 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 21 June 2016, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 133.9 cpl (an increase of 15 cpl). Most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 131.9 cpl,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Jun 2016
Como building company Richmount Enterprises Pty Ltd (BC11026) has been fined $1,000 by the Building Services Board for failing to comply with orders of both the Building Commissioner and the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT).
Building Commission
Media release
20 Jun 2016
Waterford builder Nicholas Hunter (BC10879 and BP10879) has been fined $2,500 by the Building Services Board for negligent conduct relating to building work he carried out at a Bullcreek property between August and December 2013.
Building Commission
Media release
20 Jun 2016
A Gosnells tradesman who took big deposits for concreting jobs but failed to carry out the work has been fined $22,500 for breaking consumer law and ordered to pay compensation of more than $4,500 to customers. In keeping with his previous attendance record Christopher Ronald Francis Gordon, who trades as Flash Concrete, didn’t show up to Court for his trial (15 June 2016) but was convicted of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Jun 2016
Building company Ribshire Pty Ltd (BC14107), trading as Goodline , and its director John Michael Kennedy (BP14106) have been ordered to pay fines totalling $10,000 for negligent conduct as a result of disciplinary action by the Building Services Board.
Building Commission
Media release
15 Jun 2016

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