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A Hamilton Hill vehicle repairer has been fined a total of $6,000 by the Fremantle Magistrates Court for operating without a licence and employing unlicensed tradesmen. Bucciarelli Automotives Pty Ltd, trading as Bucciarelli BMW Centre, and sole Director Franco Bucciarelli pleaded guilty to six charges and were also ordered to pay a total of $482 in costs when they appeared on 31 August 2012. The...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Sep 2012
Legal action has begun against a clothing collection company which had invited donations of unwanted clothing which it suggested go towards alleviating child poverty in Africa and to supporting breast cancer victims in WA. The Commissioner for Consumer Protection has lodged a writ in the Supreme Court alleging that E’Co Australia Pty Ltd and its director Mr Mark Brian Keay had engaged in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Aug 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 30 August 2012, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 153.9 cpl. Most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cpl up to 152.9 cpl. Most BP, Caltex Woolworths, Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their prices tomorrow, up to 151.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Aug 2012
A Yokine man has become the tenth person in the past year to be prosecuted for unlicensed car dealing in WA. Raheem Al-Mouswy, who was buying and selling motor vehicles illegally from his home, was fined when he appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court on 17 August 2012. Mr Al-Mouswy had purchased 32 vehicles and sold 25 vehicles between February 2010 and April 2011 in breach of the Motor Vehicle...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Aug 2012
A backyard dog breeder who continues to sell puppies infected with parvovirus has been ordered by the Supreme Court to stop selling diseased animals and to pay over $3,000 in compensation to consumers. Fay Marie Armstrong of Spearwood provided an enforceable undertaking to the Commissioner for Consumer Protection in July 2011 not to sell diseased animals, or any animal which has not been vet-...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Aug 2012
A Welshpool spray painter has been fined $5,000 for operating without a licence and a further $150 for failing to renew his business name registration. Travis Robert Turnbull, who operates TRT Automotive Refinishers, pleaded guilty in the Perth Magistrates Court today to operating a motor vehicle repair business without a licence and without a current business name registration. He was also...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Aug 2012
Perth’s new Sunday trading hours will inject vigour into the Western Australian retail sector and the State’s economy generally , Premier and State Development Minister Colin Barnett, along with Commerce Minister Simon O'Brien, said today.
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Aug 2012
A Perth real estate sales representative who dishonestly kept clients’ money intended for property advertising or repairs has been suspended for two years and fined $3,000. The Commissioner for Consumer Protection took disciplinary action against Byron Hutton, of Tuart Hill, for breaches of the Real Estate and Business Agents Act. The State Administrative Tribunal reprimanded Mr Hutton for...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Aug 2012
The State Government is calling for public input as part of the review of laws which protect the rights of residents living in residential parks in Western Australia .
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Aug 2012
The WA Government has placed a product safety ban on magnetised novelty items which have killed a young child and recently caused injuries to several other children in Australia. Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien approved the ban today. In WA, Princess Margaret Hospital reports there have been 33 cases of children swallowing magnets since 2006 and four were admitted to hospital for treatment. In...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Aug 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 23 August 2012, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 153.9 cpl. The majority of BP, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cents up to 152.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their prices tomorrow,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Aug 2012
A Rockingham man who was buying and selling motor vehicles illegally has been fined for unlicensed dealing after being prosecuted by Consumer Protection. Terrence Fletcher, who was operating out of premises in Hurrell Road Rockingham pleaded guilty, was fined $5,500 and ordered to pay Court costs of $1,109 for unlawfully dealing in cars without a licence. He appeared in the Rockingham Magistrates...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Aug 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 16 August 2012, most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths, Gull and Peak sites are increasing their ULP price by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 151.9 cpl. Most BP and Coles Express sites are also hiking their prices tomorrow, by 14 cpl up to 149.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 147.5 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Aug 2012
An East Victoria Park car yard and two of its Directors have been fined a total of $18,000 after misleading customers about a vehicle they were selling. Fanfare Pty Ltd, trading as Park Auto Centre in Albany Highway, and Directors Gregory John Norris and Philip Carl Doherty were fined $6,000 each by the Perth Magistrates Court on 10 August 2012 and ordered to pay Court costs totalling $1,276. The...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Aug 2012
Proposed changes to legislation aimed at protecting the rights of retirement village residents and improving the regulation of the industry have been introduced into State Parliament.
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Aug 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 9 August 2012, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 145.9 cpl. Most Caltex, Gull and Peak sites are hiking their prices tomorrow up to 147.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP prices tomorrow by 14 cpl, up to 146.9 cpl. Some Coles...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Aug 2012
Customers who have paid deposits to a chain of flooring stores which have closed down are asked to contact the liquidators of the company to register their details. The four stores of the Perth Floor Centre at Belmont, Balcatta, Jandakot and O’Connor closed their doors on 16 July 2012 due to financial difficulties. Since then, more than 30 customers have contacted Consumer Protection each...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Aug 2012
On Thursday, 2 August 2012, most BP and Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 145.9 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are also increasing their prices, up to 142.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 139 cpl, however there will be over 60 Perth sites selling below 132 cpl. Wednesday’s cheapest ULP is available for: 131.4 cpl at United Roleystone in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Aug 2012
The collapse of an extended warranties provider in Australia is being used as an opportunity to highlight questions about the value of extended warranties. U-nited Warranties Pty Ltd has appointed liquidators – the majority of its extended warranty products were offered at the point of sale through major retail chains, including Big W and Myer and a number of independent retailers. The Australian...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Aug 2012
On Thursday, 26 July 2012, most Caltex sites in Perth are increasing their ULP price by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 146.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cpl, up to 145.9 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are also increasing their prices, up to 142.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average price will be 137.9 cpl, however there will be 30 Perth sites selling...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Jul 2012
The latest fuel price cycle begins tomorrow (Wednesday 18 July 2012) with seven BP sites in Perth increasing their ULP prices to 142.9 cents per litre (cpl) – a rise of 13 cpl. However, FuelWatch can report that the metropolitan average price for ULP will be 128.9 cents per litre tomorrow with more than 50 sites selling below $1.26 per litre. Perth’s petrol prices follow a weekly trend where a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Jul 2012
The Commissioner for Consumer Protection has secured a $500,000 payout for members of Fremantle RSL Wyola Club, in settlement of legal action taken concerning the sale of a property belonging to the incorporated association. The settlement follows mediation between the Commissioner, and Wyola Club Manager Mr Phil Douglas and his wife Ms Linda Jane Lyons, who bought the Bannister Street property...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Jul 2012
An Embleton settlement agent has been fined $3,000 by the State Administrative Tribunal after she was found to have mishandled funds received from a client. Consumer Protection took disciplinary action against Deanne Jean Tabone, operating as DT Property Settlements, when she failed to immediately deposit funds from the settlement of a Girrawheen property into a proper trust account in February...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Jul 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 12 July 2012, most Coles Express, BP and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 139.9 cpl. Most Caltex sites are upping their ULP price by 13 cpl, also to 139.9 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are increasing their prices up to 137.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jul 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 5 July 2012, most BP, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) to 136.9 cpl. Most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price by 11 cpl, also to 136.9 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are raising their prices up to 134.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Jul 2012

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