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Consumer Protection is urging young Western Australians to be smart shoppers and know their rights, as National Youth Week (1-10 April 2011) gets underway. Community education officers will be attending some of the WA Youth Week events to promote to 12-25 year olds the rights we all have under the Australian Consumer Law. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection Susan Nulsen said she is very...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Apr 2011
A woman has been fined $400 in the Geraldton Magistrates Court for failing to provide information or produce documents during a Consumer Protection investigation into her air conditioning business. Megan Emma Healy, who is the registered proprietor of Healthy Home Airconditioning, was charged with two offences of failing to comply with a compulsory notice to provide information and documents, a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Mar 2011
The Plumbers Licensing Board has announced the placement of a compliance officer in the Kimberley, to be operating from Broome, for an initial period of three years. Chairperson Judy Seif said the Board commits considerable resources to assist licensed plumbers and consumers in understanding their responsibilities and rights in relation to plumbing work throughout WA. “The Board is very committed...
Building Commission
Media release
30 Mar 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 30 March 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 149.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 10.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 139.4 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Mar 2011
Plumbers needing to book a drainage audit with the Plumbers Licensing Board can now simply send an SMS from their mobile phone. “The plumbing industry in general is embracing modern technology and this is part of a sensible approach in using technical solutions to make interaction with the Board easier and more productive for business and the community,” Chairperson Judy Seif said. “Plumbers can...
Building Commission
Media release
30 Mar 2011
A Perth car wrecker has been fined $7,500 in the Perth Magistrates Court for selling car parts without a licence. Nevin Inni of Banksia Grove was also ordered to pay costs of $535 after he failed to appear in Court on Friday (25 March 2011) to answer the charge and was convicted in his absence. Lawyers for Consumer Protection told the Court that Mr Inni had purchased about 41 vehicles between...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Mar 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 23 March 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 149.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 10.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 139.4 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Mar 2011
WorkSafe has urged WA businesses, industry and workers to comment on the model Work Health and Safety Regulations before the public comment period closes. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch today encouraged Western Australians to have their say on the new safety and health laws before the deadline. “The public comment period has almost reached its final week, so there’s not much time...
WorkSafe
Media release
25 Mar 2011
A logging company has been fined $15,000 after an incident in which a worker’s hand was severely injured. Softwood Logging Services Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. In July 2008, a Softwood Logging Services employee was operating a mobile wood chipper at the Oriole Plantation in the Shire of...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Mar 2011
18 March 2011 – 11.30am-2pm The University Club of Western Australia, Hackett Drive, Crawley The seventh annual Western Australian Consumer Protection Awards are taking place on 18 March 2011. The Rona Okely Award acknowledges an individual Western Australian who has influenced and inspired the advancement, development and promotion of consumer protection in their community and who has given...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Mar 2011

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