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A Greenfields man has been fined $3,750 in the Perth Magistrates Court for unlicensed car dealing. Bradley John Green pleaded guilty on 12 April 2013 to buying and selling 15 motor vehicles between February 2011 and February 2013 without a licence, in breach of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. He was ordered to pay Court costs of $394. Lawyers for Consumer Protection told the Court that Mr Green...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Apr 2013
Consumers in remote communities can be among the most vulnerable due to isolation and lack of competition – that’s why Consumer Protection is heading out to the Dampier Peninsula. Senior Regional Officer for the Kimberley Annetta Bellingeri will visit Beagle Bay, Lombadina, Djarindjin and One Arm Point between 22nd and 26thApril 2013. She says she will concentrate on raising awareness of scams...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Apr 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 11 April 2013, most BP, Caltex and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 10 cents per litre (cpl) up to 147.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 9 cpl up to 146.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites will rise to 144.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Apr 2013
A Karrinyup settlement agent who represented that she was a licensed settlement agent after her triennial certificate had lapsed has been fined $4,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court. Michelle Louise Owen, trading as Swan River Conveyancing, pleaded guilty on 5 April 2013 to eleven charges relating to misrepresentations made during the settlement of three properties in Wembley Downs, East...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Apr 2013
Consumer Protection has warned real estate agents, property managers and landlords about late bond lodgements after an agency was fined $10,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court. Dalgon Pty Ltd, formerly trading as Acton West and now trading as Acton Cottesloe, pleaded guilty on 5 April 2013 to 27 charges of failing to lodge security bond money with the Bond Administrator ‘as soon as practicable’,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Apr 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 4 April 2013, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 150.9 cpl. Most Coles Express, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cpl up to 149.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to 148.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Apr 2013
Consumer Protection has taken legal action against a rogue fencing contractor who has been the subject of a high number of complaints from consumers. United Fencing (WA) Pty Ltd of Mandurah, a registered company of sole director James Lee Battah of Harvey, closed their Bunbury office earlier this year. The company has signed a Court enforceable undertaking under the Australian Consumer Law with...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Mar 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 28 March 2013, most Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 11 cents per litre (cpl) up to 150.9 cpl. Most BP, Coles Express and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 10 cpl up to 149.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to 146.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Mar 2013
Tuesday, 26 March 2013, 10.30am Consumer Protection regional office 3/ 50-52 Durlacher Street, Geraldton Detective Senior Sergeant Dom Blackshaw from WA Police Major Fraud Squad and Detective Senior Constable Rob Martin will be available to talk about their visit to Geraldton as part of Project Sunbird. Background: In May 2012 the WA Police Major Fraud Squad began ‘Operation Sunbird’ to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Mar 2013
A Christmas Islander, a seniors' advocacy organisation, a drug and road safety educator, a journalist and a morning radio show have taken out top honours at this year’s Consumer Protection Awards.
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Mar 2013
Consumer Protection and WA Police Major Fraud Squad will be holding an education session in Geraldton after it was identified that in recent months more than $1 million dollars has been sent to scammers in West Africa from the Midwest region alone. Members of the community are invited to come along to the Geraldton RSL Club on 46 Chapman Road at 5.30pm, Tuesday 26 March 2013 to hear information...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Mar 2013
22 March 2013 – 11.30am-2pm The University Club of Western Australia, Hackett Drive, Crawley The ninth annual Western Australian Consumer Protection Awards are being announced by new Commerce Minister Michael Mischin on 22 March 2013. The Rona Okely Award acknowledges an individual Western Australian who has influenced and inspired the advancement, development and promotion of consumer protection...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Mar 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 21 March 2013, most Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 153.9 cpl. Most BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 11 cpl up to 152.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are putting their ULP price up by 10 cpl up to 151.9 cpl. Most Gull and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Mar 2013
A solar company that made an unsolicited approach to a pensioner, signed her up for a $9,000 contract, and failed to inform her of her right to cancel, has been fined $15,000 in the first successful legal action of its kind by Consumer Protection. Solar Harness Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to five offences under the Australian Consumer Law and was ordered to pay Court costs of $1,320 in addition to the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Mar 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 14 March 2013, most BP and Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 154.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths and Coles sites are hiking their ULP price by 11 cpl up to 153.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to 151.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Mar 2013
The Commissioner for Consumer Protection has revoked the charitable collection licence of Strike A Chord Inc. Commissioner Anne Driscoll and the independent Charitable Collections Advisory Committee formed the view that the licence of the charity, whose mission statement is to share the gift of music with seriously ill and disadvantaged children, should be revoked following a detailed...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Mar 2013
A Bentley man who sold 27 cars in one year when he didn’t have a motor vehicle dealer’s licence has been fined $10,000 and ordered to pay $425 in costs by the Perth Magistrates Court. Faizan Afzal bought the vehicles between February 2011 and March 2012 either through individual private sales or an auction house. He then placed 191 adverts on the online classifieds website Gumtree. Commissioner...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Mar 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 7 March 2013, most Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 157.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths and BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 10 cpl up to 155.9 cpl, most Caltex sites by 9 cpl up to 154.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites by 9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Mar 2013
A romance fraud victim from Western Australia has been found dead in her rented villa after travelling to South Africa to visit a Nigerian man she was having a relationship with on the internet. 67 year old widow Jette Jacobs from the Western Australian town of Wagin left Perth on 22 November 2012 and her body was found by South African police in a Johannesburg villa on 9 February 2013. Her death...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Mar 2013
A Rockingham vehicle repair business has been fined $1,700 and ordered to pay costs of $353 by the Rockingham Magistrates Court for operating without a licence. Green Light Mechanical in Hurell Way had submitted an incomplete licence application in December 2009 and failed to pay the application fee. Five written requests and reminders from Consumer Protection to supply supporting documents and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Feb 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 28 February 2013, most Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 13 cpl up to 158.9 cpl. Most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 12 cpl up to 157.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Feb 2013
Consumer Protection has lodged a Supreme Court Writ against the promoter of a rent-to-buy property scheme, alleging the company and its Director misled consumers. The Commissioner for Consumer Protection is seeking injunctions against Presto Property Solutions Pty Ltd and Director Ms Rowan Amanda Lines restraining them from making false representations to both buyers and sellers involved in their...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Feb 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 21 February 2013, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also increasing their price tomorrow by 15 cpl up to 157.9 cpl, most BP sites by 14 cpl up to 157.9 cpl and most Coles Express...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Feb 2013
A Queens Park man has been fined $8,000 and ordered to pay $581 in costs by the Perth Magistrates Court for illegal car dealing. Fadhill Hoosen Dulloo had bought 38 vehicles and privately sold 32 of those without a licence between December 2010 and April 2012, in breach of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection Gary Newcombe said the licensing system is in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Feb 2013
A real estate salesman was fined $1,000 and ordered to pay costs of $748 by the Perth Magistrates Court for selling properties without a current certificate of registration. David Paul Gammal sold or leased at least nine properties while working for a city real estate agency between March and November 2011. His certificate of registration had expired in February 2010, but he had altered the date...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Feb 2013

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