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A company and its Director have been ordered to pay a total of almost $77,000 in fines, consumer compensation and costs by the Perth Magistrates Court after taking substantial deposits from WA consumers for sheds but then failing to supply them. Shed Systems Pty Ltd , formerly operating in Malaga and Northbridge, and sole Director David Walter Ah Chee were each fined $12,000 on 16 August 2019...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Aug 2019
The average price of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 19 cents per litre (cpl) to 149.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 20 August 2019, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 158.9 cpl (hiking by 30 cpl). Most BP and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 156.9 cpl,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Aug 2019
The average price of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 19 cents per litre (cpl) to 149.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 13 August 2019, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 158.9 cpl (hiking by 28 cpl). Most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 156.9 cpl, most BP...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Aug 2019
With Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Hotel comparison websites offer to take the hassle out of searching for best value accommodation but instead of saving you money they could leave you out of pocket. One man who recently came to Consumer Protection had paid $137 above the quoted room rate using an American-based comparison site to book a hotel stay in Mandurah – charges,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Aug 2019
A cooling off period for vehicle sales involving linked finance, removal of special warranties, reduced fees for contract cancellations and the scrapping of sales representatives’ licences are some of the proposed law changes covering the WA motor vehicle industry. Proposed amendments to the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act and the Motor Vehicle Repairers Act follow a broad review of the legislation...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Aug 2019
A property manager has been reprimanded and fined $1,500 by the State Administrative Tribunal for operating without a current certificate of registration. Shamela Rima Neilson was working for an Attadale real estate agency when her real estate sales representative registration expired in March 2017, but continued to carry out duties as a property manager in breach of the Real Estate and Business...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Aug 2019
The average price of unleaded petrol is set to increase by over 18 cents per litre (cpl) to 149.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 6 August 2019, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 159.9 cpl (hiking by 29 cpl). Most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 158.9 cpl, most Caltex...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Aug 2019
With Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Are you paying extra for bills you receive in the mail? Service providers may be charging you a fee to cover the costs of printing and posting your bill – but there may be a way you can avoid the charge. The easiest way is to switch to online billing and receive your bills by email or via the company’s app or website but that is not going...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Aug 2019
The review of laws regulating the retirement village sector in WA moves to a new chapter with Consumer Protection embarking on an extensive consultation process with the industry and community before recommending any further changes. The first paper of the second-stage review of the Retirement Villages Act (RV Act), which is now open for consultation, will focus on improving the definition of a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Aug 2019
The average price of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 18 cents per litre (cpl) to 149.6 cpl tomorrow (30 July 2019), so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 30 July 2019, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 159.9 cpl (hiking by 27 cpl). Most 7-Eleven, BP and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Jul 2019
People who receive paper bills in the mail should check to see if it is costing them extra, and if it is, look into how to avoid the extra charge. Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard said consumers may not realise that many bills they receive in the post could cost them an extra fee. “The fee could be a couple of dollars for some service providers but, for those receiving multiple...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Jul 2019
Thousands of dollars are being lost by WA victims who are led into falling for grant or lottery prize scams by Facebook friends who have had their profiles cloned. The victims get contacted by the cloned friend’s profile via Messenger asking if they had received their money, as their name is on a list of recipients who have won money either from a grant scheme or a lottery. The victims are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Jul 2019
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 19 cents per litre (cpl) to 151.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 23 July 2019, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 159.9 cpl (increasing by 29 cpl). Most 7-Eleven sites are increasing their ULP price to 159.7 cpl, many BP and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Jul 2019
With Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Big name concert announcements lately include U2, the Spice Girls and Michael Bublé coming to Perth. In the excitement and rush to get the best tickets for music, entertainment or sport events we know people can accidentally buy from unauthorised sellers that come up first in an internet search*. Usual consumer rights apply when you buy...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Jul 2019
A motor vehicle repairer has been banned from holding a licence for three years, fined $3,000 and reprimanded by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) after he admitted being involved in corrupt activities related to vehicle examinations. Peter William Horn of Bibra Lake had breached the Motor Vehicle Repairers Act by engaging in conduct which renders him unfit to be a licensee both as an...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Jul 2019
The average price of unleaded petrol is set to increase by over 20 cents per litre (cpl) to 150.6 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 16 July 2019, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 159.9 cpl (hiking by 30 cpl). Most Caltex Woolworths and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 159.7 cpl,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Jul 2019
With Commissioner for Consumer Protection Penny Lipscombe A super bargain promoted via an online pop-up or social media advertisement is just like an enticing shop window display with ‘sale’ signs. It can be hard to pass up the chance of big discounts or low prices but digital impulse buying may mean you get nothing in return for your money. Consumer Protection’s WA ScamNet team is kept busy...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Jul 2019
A Balga man has been fined $4,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court on 5 July 2019 after pleading guilty to operating a large car dealing operation without a licence. Wesam Mohammed had bought and sold more than 80 vehicles from June 2017 to August 2018. He was also ordered to pay $426 in costs. In considering the penalty, Magistrate Young took into account the guilty plea and the fact that Mr...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Jul 2019
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 21 cents per litre (cpl) to 149 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 9 July 2019, most Caltex Woolworths and Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 156.7 cpl (increasing by between 30 cpl and 31 cpl). Most 7-Eleven sites are increasing their...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Jul 2019
Four mobile phone businesses in Perth have had their identities stolen as part of a Facebook scam which is claiming many victims around Australia. The logos, ABNs, contacts and other details of the companies are being used in bogus Facebook Marketplace ads which feature mobile phones for sale at heavily discounted prices. Buyers who respond to the ads are directed to a fake Facebook page and then...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Jul 2019
Two men who have admitted being involved in corrupt activities related to vehicle examinations have been reprimanded, fined and disqualified from holding motor vehicle repairer licences by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT). Alfonso Berardis , a former Director of IPM Enterprises Pty Ltd of Spearwood, was disqualified from holding or obtaining a motor vehicle repairer’s business licence for...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Jul 2019
With Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillard Ever forgotten to pick up your clothes from the dry cleaner? Or maybe you’ve left your camping gear at a site and never bothered to make the trip back to collect it? When consumers leave goods behind there are procedures that must be followed by traders to legally dispose of the items left in their possession. Consumer Protection is...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Jul 2019
The average price of unleaded petrol is set to increase by over 22 cents per litre (cpl) to 149 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 2 July 2019, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 158.9 cpl (hiking 33 cpl). Most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price to 156.7 cpl, most BP sites...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Jul 2019
Laws covering cases where goods are left behind and how people can legally dispose of them are under review and Consumer Protection wants the views of those affected by the issue. The Disposal of Uncollected Goods Act 1970 sets out the procedure people and traders should follow when they are left in possession of other people’s uncollected goods and need to discard them. This Act stipulates the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Jun 2019
A Mandurah real estate sales representative has been cautioned and fined $1,000 by the State Administrative Tribunal for failing to disclose important information regarding the sewerage of a home that he was selling. Jonathan Kenny-Levick was the co-owner of his home in Dawesville that he put on the market in January 2016 through his agency as the listing representative. At the time, the property...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Jun 2019

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