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Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 13 December 2012, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 147.9 cpl. Most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 11 cpl up to 145.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their ULP price tomorrow, up to 144.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Dec 2012
Changes to retail shop laws to create a fairer and more equitable commercial tenancy market for Western Australian retailers engaged in lease negotiations come into force on January 1, 2013 .
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Dec 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 6 December 2012, most Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 148.9 cpl. Most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths, Gull and Peak sites are increasing their ULP price up to 147.9 cpl. The majority of BP sites are also hiking their ULP price tomorrow; up to 146.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Dec 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 29 November 2012, most BP, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 149.9 cpl. Most Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 14 cpl up to 148.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their ULP price tomorrow, up to 146.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Nov 2012
A backyard dog dealer has been permanently banned from keeping more than one dog and fined a total of $34,000 after being convicted of 17 animal cruelty charges brought by Consumer Protection in the Perth Magistrates Court today. Fay Marie Armstrong, who operated from her home in Spearwood as well as a property at Korrelocking (near Wyalkatchem), was also ordered to pay court costs of $9,507. The...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Nov 2012
It's official, Sunday trading is a hit after being well and truly welcomed by Western Australian shoppers .
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Nov 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 22 November 2012, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 18 cents per litre (cpl) up to 149.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 16 cpl up to 147.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are hiking their price by 15 cpl up to 146.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Nov 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 15 November 2012, most Gull, Peak, BP, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by between 13 and 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 145.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are also hiking their ULP price tomorrow, up to 143.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP will...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Nov 2012
Western Australians can now find out whether service-providers such as car repairers, employment agents, electricians, plumbers and gas fitters are licensed, via an online search facility at www.commerce.wa.gov.au/consumerprotection . Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll hopes consumers make use of this new tool. “Consumer Protection encourages consumers to carry out research when...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Nov 2012
The State Government would like feedback on plans to amend the laws governing Western Australian co-operatives, to make legislation consistent with the proposed national scheme .
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Nov 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 8 November 2012, most Caltex and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 145.9 cpl. Most BP and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 11 cpl up to 144.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to 142...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Nov 2012
Consumer Protection has issued advice to passengers booked on the cruise ship Athena that the cruise program scheduled for Australia this summer has been cancelled. The cancellation was announced today by the administrators of Sydney-based company, Classic International Cruises Pty Ltd (CIC Australia), which went into voluntary administration last week. The administrator Lawler Partners has been...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Nov 2012
A real estate agency has been fined $500 by the Perth Magistrates Court for the late lodgement of a tenant’s bond money. Drie Pty Ltd, trading as Armadale Real Estate, was also ordered to pay court costs of $253 on 31 October 2012. Consumer Protection told the court that the agency had lodged a tenant’s security bond with the Bond Administrator 56 days after receipt. This is in breach of the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Nov 2012
A real estate sales representative, formerly of Beldon, has been banned for life from holding a certificate of registration following a drug conviction. Samuel Marc Barnes Siddall, was convicted in August 2011 of possessing methyl amphetamine with the intent to sell or supply and is currently serving a two year jail sentence. Consumer Protection took disciplinary action against Mr Siddall and the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Nov 2012
A motor vehicle repairer who operated without a licence and misled customers about his licence status has been fined $5,500 by the Perth Magistrates Court. Raymond John Goodall, the proprietor of The Force in Smash Repairs businesses located in Morley and Bayswater, was also ordered to pay $2,000 in Court costs on 31 October 2012. Consumer Protection told the court that the vehicle repairer had...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Nov 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 1 November 2012, most Caltex and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 9 cents per litre (cpl) up to 147.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 8 cpl up to 146.9 cpl. Most BP, Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to 145.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Oct 2012
Consumer Protection is advising passengers booked on the cruise ship Athena that their travel plans may be in doubt. Sydney-based company, Classic International Cruises Pty Ltd (CIC Australia), which booked the ship for a series of Australian cruises over a four month period, has gone into voluntary administration. The Athena cruise ship was due to depart Marseilles in France on 12 November 2012...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Oct 2012
Almost 30,000 scam letters bound for WA homes have been intercepted by Consumer Protection. The seized mail promoting about 30 different scams will be destroyed and can be divided into four categories: Prize/Lottery notifications which claim that the addressee is eligible for a large prize and has either been selected randomly or has been personally selected by the writer of the letter. These...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Oct 2012
New laws promoting fairness in the retirement living arrangements of Western Australian seniors have passed State Parliament .
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Oct 2012
Passengers booked on Skippers Aviation flights between Perth and Carnarvon have been affected by the closure of the Travelworld travel agency in Carnarvon which has gone into administration. Consumer Protection believes between 180 and 340 airline bookings through the agency may be affected and passengers are advised that they should apply to the Travel Compensation Fund (TCF) for compensation...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Oct 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 18 October 2012, most Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price to 155.9 cents per litre (cpl). Most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 15 cpl up to 154.9 cpl. Most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 14 cpl up to 153.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Oct 2012
Consumer Protection has applauded the launch of a housing information kit which will assist disadvantaged West Australians to either buy or rent a home or find crisis accommodation. The Housing Options Kit was compiled by East Perth-based Shelter WA, an independent community organisation which is committed to assisting low income earners in WA to obtain affordable and appropriate housing. In...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Oct 2012
Consumer Protection and WA Police have urged agents to be on high alert against real estate fraud after a recent attempt to sell a Perth home was thwarted. Earlier this month, an overseas organised criminal network began the process of selling the home by emailing the Property Manager at North Beach real estate agency, Peard and Associates. Initially the fraudsters sent an email to the agent...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Oct 2012
Consumer Protection has lodged a Supreme Court Writ seeking an injunction against promoters of a rent to buy property scheme in WA. In the legal action, Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll will allege that Patricia Mirawati Susilo and Bryan Artawijaya Susilo of Applecross, have engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct in breach of the Australian Consumer Law. The Commissioner...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Oct 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 11 October 2012, most Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 154.9 cpl. Most BP and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 13 cpl up to 152.9 cpl. Most Coles Express, Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to 151.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Oct 2012

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