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Perth motorists are currently enjoying the lowest petrol prices in 6 months – prices have dropped more than 15 cents per litre (cpl) since peaking in mid-April. However, the low prices won’t last with the weekly fuel cycle still in operation. FuelWatch recommends filling up today to take advantage of the cheap petrol. On Thursday, 21 June 2012, most BP, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Jun 2012
A Ballajura man who sold 19 vehicles without a car dealer’s licence has been fined $9,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court. Musa Sabeeh Al-Samahi was also ordered to pay court costs of $878 on 15 June 2012. The court was told that Mr Al-Samahi has not held a motor vehicle dealer’s licence since December 2008. However, he bought 28 vehicles and sold 19 vehicles between February 2010 and April 2011...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Jun 2012
A Western Australian man who sold 16 cars through classified adverts in newspapers has been fined $11,500 for unlicensed motor vehicle dealing and ordered to pay $1,045 in Court costs. Wayne Leslie Marshall pleaded guilty at the Albany Magistrates Court on 14 June 2012. Consumer Protection's lawyer told the Court that the defendant had sold 16 cars between the end of April 2010 and mid-August...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Jun 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 14 June 2012, most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 7 cents per litre (cpl) to a maximum of 144.9 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are increasing their prices up to 142.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 143.2 cpl, however there...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Jun 2012
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday, 6 June 2012, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 9 cents per litre (cpl) to 149.9 cpl. However, tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP will be 139.6 cpl and there will be more than 50 Perth sites selling below 137 cpl. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Jun 2012
Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien has urged Western Australian home owners and property agents to remain vigilant after three new real estate scam attempts were reported .
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Jun 2012
The Supreme Court has ruled that a ‘rent to buy’ property scheme operating in WA was illegal because the promoters are not licensed real estate agents, and had misled consumers. The landmark ruling by the Supreme Court declared that unlicensed promoters of a rent to buy scheme, No Loan Home Pty Ltd, its sole director Filip (Fil) Butkovic and employee Nikola (Nik) Butkovic, of Nedlands, had...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 May 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 31 May 2012, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) to 151.9 cpl, while most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 11 cpl to 150.9 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are increasing their prices up to 148.9 cpl. Tomorrow'...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 May 2012
An Esperance car dealer has had his licence to operate suspended for three months by the State Administrative Tribunal in Perth for failing to record the purchase of a vehicle and for deceptive conduct. Stephen George Poyner, who operates the car dealership GS Motors in Esperance as well as Hollywood Hire Cars, breached the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act when he failed to enter the purchase of 1998...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 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
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
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
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
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 partners in a vehicle repair business have been fined a total of $34,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court for operating without a licence and for misleading consumers. Ivan Herpel and Jermaine Bladimir Erpel, partners in the smash repair and spray painting businesses Latino Garage and American Resprays on Albany Highway Kenwick, were also ordered to pay the prosecution’s Court costs totalling $...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 May 2012
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 9 May 2012, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 155.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of 9 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 147.1 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and Friday being...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 May 2012
WA consumers are being warned about ‘back of van’ salesmen operating in the Perth metropolitan area and the State’s South West. Consumer Protection has received several reports that the travelling conmen have been approaching potential customers in Cannington, Kardinya, Melville, Mindarie and Bunbury selling low quality audiovisual equipment at inflated prices from the back of their white van...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 May 2012
Vehicle repairers and service companies have been warned not to rip off consumers by over-servicing after a Midland company was convicted and fined in the Perth Magistrates Court on 3 May 2012. Visco Enterprises Pty Ltd (in liquidation), previously trading as Midas Car Care Centre, was fined $3,000 and ordered to pay Court costs of $2,000 for making false or misleading representations to a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 May 2012
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 2 May 2012, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 156.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of 10 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 147.1 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and Friday being...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 May 2012
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 25 April 2012, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 156.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of 9 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 147.9 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and Friday...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Apr 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 19 April 2012, most Coles Express, Caltex, BP, Caltex and Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 11 cents per litre (cpl) to a maximum of 157.9 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are increasing their prices up to 154.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 155.0 cpl, however...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Apr 2012
Consumer Protection is advising traders providing gifts and flowers for special occasions, such as next month's Mothers' Day, to ensure they can deliver before accepting orders. The Department is concerned about the high level of complaints and inquiries in the past from WA consumers who reported not receiving goods ordered for a specific purpose or occasion. Scores of complaints were received by...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Apr 2012
Two Perth real estate agents have been reprimanded and fined $4,000 each by the State Administrative Tribunal after making unlawful arrangements to receive early commission payments, described as ‘consultancy fees’ for services provided in relation to several major residential property developments, prior to settlement. Helen Limnios, a licensed real estate agent who owned and operated the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Apr 2012

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