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The five winners of the prestigious 2012 Work Safety Awards Western Australia were announced this morning. Veolia Transport Perth Pty Ltd, Fremantle Ports, Sinclair Knight Merz and Balfour Beatty UGL, Daniel Smith and Mike Hayward are the winners of the award categories and will now be entered into the national Safe Work Australia Awards. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the five...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Oct 2012
WA's cyclone season will soon begin, and businesses throughout the North-West of the State have been reminded to ensure contingency plans are established and in operation. 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 begins on November 1, and under workplace...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Oct 2012
Consumer Protection has applauded the launch of a housing information kit which will assist disadvantaged West Australians to either buy or rent a home or find crisis accommodation. The Housing Options Kit was compiled by East Perth-based Shelter WA, an independent community organisation which is committed to assisting low income earners in WA to obtain affordable and appropriate housing. In...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Oct 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 18 October 2012, most Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price to 155.9 cents per litre (cpl). Most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 15 cpl up to 154.9 cpl. Most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 14 cpl up to 153.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Oct 2012
Consumer Protection and WA Police have urged agents to be on high alert against real estate fraud after a recent attempt to sell a Perth home was thwarted. Earlier this month, an overseas organised criminal network began the process of selling the home by emailing the Property Manager at North Beach real estate agency, Peard and Associates. Initially the fraudsters sent an email to the agent...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Oct 2012
Consumer Protection has lodged a Supreme Court Writ seeking an injunction against promoters of a rent to buy property scheme in WA. In the legal action, Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll will allege that Patricia Mirawati Susilo and Bryan Artawijaya Susilo of Applecross, have engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct in breach of the Australian Consumer Law. The Commissioner...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Oct 2012
Consumer Protection is welcoming international action against phone scammers who have been posing as Microsoft workers offering “tech support” to fix computer problems remotely in exchange for a fee. David Hillyard, Director of Consumer Protection’s WA ScamNet, praised the work of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), the US Federal Trade Commission and the Canadian Radio-...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Oct 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 11 October 2012, most Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 154.9 cpl. Most BP and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 13 cpl up to 152.9 cpl. Most Coles Express, Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to 151.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Oct 2012
A former car yard manager who bought and sold more than a hundred vehicles without a dealer’s licence has been fined $30,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court. Adam David Golding, who was licensed as a yard manager only, had engaged in the illegal practice known in the industry as “briefcase dealing” or “licence borrowing”. Mr Golding pleaded not guilty to the charges but told the Court by email...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Oct 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 4 October 2012, most Coles Express, Gull and Peak sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 152.9 cpl. Most BP, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are also hiking their ULP price tomorrow, up to 151.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 149.4 cpl,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Oct 2012

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