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Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 8 June 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 145.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 10.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling at or below 134.8 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and Friday...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Jun 2011
The Government’s ongoing reform of the State’s building industries will see a single regulatory board replace the Builders Registration Board, the Painters Registration Board and the Building Surveyors Qualifications Committee. Recruitment is currently under way for a new Building Services Board. Members being sought are: a chairperson 2 persons with knowledge and experience in representing the...
Building Commission
Media release
07 Jun 2011
Consumer Protection and the Building Commission have issued a joint consumer alert after receiving a report that rogue roof coaters are operating in the Mandurah area. Like the Bitumen Bandits, the roof coaters go door to door offering on-the-spot roof coating services. They are not licensed tradesmen and may provide substandard services at inflated prices. They are also breaking laws which allow...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Jun 2011
A Bunbury pensioner has lost her life savings of $57,000 after becoming the victim of an overseas scam. The 80 year old woman received a call from the scammers, claiming that she was the recipient of a grant of $7,000 from the Australian Tax Office, but she needed to send them $200 by wire transfer to access the grant. After the woman sent the initial amount, further requests for money came and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Jun 2011
The owner/operator and employer at a Kalgoorlie materials recovery facility have been fined a total of $50,000 over an incident in which a man’s arm was injured in an unguarded machine. Transpacific Industries Pty Ltd – the employer at the facility – pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment and was fined $40,000 in the Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court on Wednesday...
WorkSafe
Media release
03 Jun 2011
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 45-year-old man on a farm between Salmon Gums and Grass Patch, north of Esperance, yesterday afternoon. The man was believed to have been working on the roof of a large agricultural shed when he fell around seven metres through a skylight. A WorkSafe inspector is travelling to the site today and will investigate the circumstances. WorkSafe...
WorkSafe
Media release
01 Jun 2011
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 2 June 2011, most Caltex Woolworths, Caltex, BP, Coles Express, Gull and Peak sites are increasing their ULP price to a maximum of 145.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 12.0 cpl. However, over 90 petrol stations in Perth will be selling below 143 cpl tomorrow. FuelWatch recommends...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Jun 2011
A WorkSafe roadblock exercise at Norseman last weekend has revealed generally good compliance with fatigue safety laws, but some continuing problems with rest breaks. The joint roadblock, conducted by WorkSafe inspectors and WA Police, involved commercial vehicles being stopped as they came in from the east-west run to check whether the required rest breaks had been taken. Acting WorkSafe WA...
WorkSafe
Media release
01 Jun 2011
A building company and a roofing company have been fined a total of $10,000 for not providing fall prevention measures for workers on a building site. Boutique Building Company Pty Ltd and Western Metal Roofing Pty Ltd both pleaded guilty to failing to provide edge protection when there was a risk that a person could fall three metres or more, and were each fined $5000 in the Rockingham...
WorkSafe
Media release
31 May 2011
WA consumers have been advised to do their homework before installing solar power systems in their home and to thoroughly check out power saving claims being made by retailers. So far this year, Consumer Protection has received more than 50 complaints against the industry and handled about 300 enquiries from consumers. Some believe they were misled by cost-saving claims, but the majority are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 May 2011

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