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The electrocutions of two men in Western Australia at the weekend were a tragedy which has dismayed the Government’s electricity regulatory authority. An elderly man received a fatal shock in his back yard and a second man died while working in the ceiling area of a home. “All EnergySafety staff join me in extending our sincere condolences to the family and friends of these men,” Director of...
EnergySafety
Media release
28 Feb 2011
A Perth finance broker has been fined $1,000 by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) over misrepresentations in two loan applications. Richard Edward Trevor Lowenhoff of Jane Brook was also ordered to pay costs of $1,000 after admitting two breaches of the Finance Broker Code of Conduct. Mr Lowenhoff admitted to the SAT that two loan applications that he submitted to the ANZ Bank on behalf of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Feb 2011
The State Government has referred allegations about pay and conditions on a ship docked at Fremantle to the Perth office of the Fair Work Ombudsman, a federal authority, as this matter falls within the federal industrial relations jurisdiction. It is understood that the Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced investigations into these allegations. Media Contact: Joseph Lee 9222 7751
Labour Relations
Media release
25 Feb 2011
A tilt-up construction company and a crane operator have been fined a total of $4000 after the collapse of a tilt-up panel at a construction site in Wangara in 2008. Permacast Pty Ltd and Craig Ford pleaded guilty were fined $2000 each in the Joondalup Magistrates Court last week. Permacast was charged with failing to ensure that each person involved in tilt-up work had completed an approved...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 Feb 2011
Western Australians trying to sell their homes via well-known classifieds websites are being warned about scammers who target private property sellers online. WA ScamNet has seen this method of fraud used on people selling cars, computer consoles and other items via the internet. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said the latest concern is the real estate market. “A bogus buyer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Feb 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 23 February 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 141.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 10.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 131.3 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Feb 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 16 February 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 141.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 10.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 131.0 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Feb 2011
Perth consumers have reported being approached by ‘back of van salesmen’, prompting a warning from Consumer Protection. One consumer was approached by two men who were selling electronic equipment from the back of a white van in a car park in Inglewood and two others were approached in Rockingham. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll advises consumers to avoid doing business with...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Feb 2011
A host employer has been fined $60,000 over an incident in which a worker supplied by a labour hire company was crushed and left a paraplegic. Maddington boilermaking and metal fabrication company G & G Mining Fabrication Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the provision of a safe workplace under a labour hire arrangement and, by that failure, causing serious harm to a worker, and was...
WorkSafe
Media release
15 Feb 2011
A WorkSafe inspection program of construction sites in the Albany area has revealed generally good standards in occupational safety and health management. WorkSafe inspectors conducted 19 inspections in the Albany area, including Albany itself, Williams, Kojonup, Mount Barker and Denmark over the week commencing December 13, 2010. WorkSafe Director Chris Kirwin said today the inspection program...
WorkSafe
Media release
10 Feb 2011

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