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The State Government has released new guidelines for the storage of LP Gas cylinders on properties in bushfire-prone areas .
EnergySafety
Media release
24 May 2012
Consumer Protection has begun disciplinary action against a Mirrabooka real estate agent following the fraudulent sale of a Ballajura home last year. The Department has lodged an application with the State Administrative Tribunal to hear the case against Samykannu Pty Ltd, trading as L.J. Hooker Mirrabooka, and licensee Mr John Samykannu for alleged breaches of the real estate agents’ Code of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 May 2012
New guide aims to reduce the risk of LPG explosions The State Government has released new guidelines for the storage of LP Gas cylinders on properties in bushfire-prone areas. Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien said the Government had developed the guidelines after EnergySafety testing found gas cylinders could explode if they fell over during a fire. The Keelty Report into the 2011 bushfires in the...
EnergySafety
Media release
24 May 2012
WA consumers have lost tens of thousands of dollars so far this year with a spike in reports of 'help me' scams. These scams involve a consumer getting a phone call or email saying that a family member or close friend is in trouble and in urgent need of financial assistance. It can involve email accounts being hacked by the scammers and they also use personal information obtained on the internet...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 May 2012
The registration of business names will go national next week when Consumer Protection in WA hands over this responsibility to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). From Monday 28 May 2012 a new national business names register will go live. The change will affect those who want to register a new business name, already have a business name registered in WA or another State...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 May 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 24 May 2012, most Coles Express, Caltex Woolworths, Caltex and BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 151.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of 12 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are also increasing their prices by between 10 and 11 cpl to 149.9 cpl. The Perth average tomorrow will be 149.4...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 May 2012
A motor vehicle auction company has been fined $500 by the Midland Magistrates Court for failing to reconcile their consignment trust account. Smith Broughton Pty Ltd, of Clayton Street Midland, auctions vehicles on consignment and, under the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act, is required to reconcile its trust account at the end of each month and to have the account audited at least once in every 12...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 May 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 17 May 2012, most Coles Express and Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price by 11 cents per litre (cpl) to a maximum of 154.9 cpl. Some BP sites are increasing their prices to 153.9 cpl and most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their prices to 151.9 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 May 2012
A Victoria Park real estate agency has had its licence and trading certificate cancelled and has been fined $1,500 over the unauthorised withdrawal of funds from a landlord's trust account. Spirit Real Estate , which has since ceased trading, was also ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) on 4 May 2012 to re-pay $536.84 to the landlord, as well as pay the Department's legal costs of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 May 2012
Two companies have been fined a total of $140,000 over the 2008 deaths of a tanker driver and a manager at the Broome depot of one of the companies. Baker Hughes Australia Pty Ltd (operators of a Broome depot) and Oilfields Transport Services Pty Ltd (a transport services company engaged by Baker Hughes) were both charged with failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and, by that...
WorkSafe
Media release
15 May 2012

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