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Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 22 December 2011, most Caltex Woolworths, BP, Caltex, and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price up to 13 cents per litre (cpl) to a maximum of 145.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their prices between 10 and 11 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 143.1 cpl,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Dec 2011
Consumer Protection is urging WA consumers not to pay large deposits for goods and services. The agency has received more than 400 enquiries and 113 complaints so far this year from consumers who had paid deposits, but the trader then failed to supply the goods or services. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said paying large deposits is risky business. "A vast majority of the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Dec 2011
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 15 December 2011, most Caltex Woolworths, BP, Caltex, and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price tomorrow up to 12 cpl to a maximum of 144.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also raising their prices between 9 and 10 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 142.1 cpl, however...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Dec 2011
Perth real estate agency, Blackburne Property Group Pty Ltd, has been fined $15,000 and ordered to pay Court costs of $272 in the Perth Magistrates Court for delays in lodging tenants' bond money with the Bond Administrator. On Friday 9 December 2011, the agency pleaded guilty to 51 charges of late lodgement of security bonds on four occasions between January 2010 and March 2011, which continued...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Dec 2011
The State Government is considering regulating the prepaid funeral sector. Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien has released a consultation paper ‘Proposals for the Regulation of Prepaid Funerals’ for public comment
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Dec 2011
Consumer Protection has urged consumers who have been approached by a travelling sales team recently and may have signed contracts for first aid kits and water coolers to come forward. The sales team is believed to have visited Indigenous communities in the Kimberley and Pilbara in recent weeks. Department of Commerce senior regional officer in the Kimberley, Annetta Bellingeri, says her office...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Dec 2011
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 8 December 2011, most Coles Express, Caltex Woolworths, Caltex and BP sites are increasing their ULP price up to 144.9 cents per litre (cpl) – an increase of 12.0 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also increasing their ULP price between 9.0 cpl and 11.0 cpl. However, 50 petrol stations in Perth...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Dec 2011
Consumer Protection has received reports from residents in Harvey and Australind that so-called “Bitumen Bandits” are operating in their area. Consumers report being approached by workmen offering to lay bitumen driveways at what they claim are bargain prices. The Australind consumer reported paying them $5,000 and the Harvey consumer reported paying them $2,000. Commissioner for Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Dec 2011
A Beckenham woman has been fined $4,000 and ordered to pay costs of $1,942 by the Perth Magistrates Court after being convicted of unlicensed car dealing. The woman, who cannot be named because she was granted a spent conviction order by the Court, pleaded guilty to buying and selling cars without a licence between April 2009 and December 2010. Lawyers for Consumer Protection told the Court that...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Dec 2011
New laws strengthening the rights of tenants and helping to tackle anti-social behaviour by public housing tenants will soon come into effect after yesterday’s passing of legislation in State Parliament.
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Dec 2011
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 1 December 2011, most BP, Caltex Woolworths, Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 144.9 cents per litre (cpl) – an increase of up to 12.0 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also increasing their ULP price up to 11.0 cpl to 142.9 cpl. However, over 50 petrol stations in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Nov 2011
Christmas shoppers in WA will have the protection of the new Australian Consumer Law (ACL) for the first time this year with agencies planning a pre-Christmas campaign. The new laws, which came into effect on 1 January 2011, include consumer guarantees which ensure that goods sold in the Australian marketplace are safe, durable, free from defects and fit for their intended purpose. Commissioner...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Nov 2011
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 23 November 2011, most BP, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are putting their ULP prices up by 9 cents per litre (cpl) to 144.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also increasing their ULP prices by between 7 and 9 cpl up to 142.9 cpl. The metropolitan average will be 142.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Nov 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 16 November 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 147.9 cents per litre (cpl) – a rise of up to 12.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 135.6 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Nov 2011
Consumer Protection has received reports from residents in Gooseberry Hill and Serpentine that so-called “Bitumen Bandits” are operating in their area. Consumers report being approached by workmen offering to lay bitumen driveways at what they claim are bargain prices. None of the consumers took up their offer. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll is warning WA homeowners not to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Nov 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 10 November 2011, most BP, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are putting their ULP prices up to 145.9 cents per litre (cpl) – that's an increase of up to 10.0 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also increasing their ULP prices by up to 8.0 cpl. However, 106 petrol...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Nov 2011
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 3 November 2011, most Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price to 148.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 9.0 cpl. Most BP, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP prices by 8 cpl to 147.9 cpl. Many Gull sites are hiking their prices between 5 and 6 cpl to 145.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Nov 2011
Consumer Protection is searching for a non-government organisation with expertise of Seniors' issues to collaborate with the Department to expand services of the newly opened Seniors’ Housing Centre. The Centre was opened by Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien last month. Currently located on the ground floor 219 St Georges Terrace Perth, the centre is an independent resource which offers free...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Oct 2011
Consumer Protection is hitting the road with Kununurra and Wyndham the latest places on the visit list. Senior Regional Officer for the Kimberley Annetta Bellingeri will focus on issues faced by people renting property, buying cars, making warranty claims or being targeted by uninvited sellers. “I will be giving out information about the rights and responsibilities we all have under the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Oct 2011
A high number of Australian men die or are seriously injured each year while working under their cars using vehicle jacks, stands, and/or ramps, and Consumer Protection is keen to see a dramatic drop in these incidents. Research undertaken by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) found that, in less than 10 years, 46 fatalities involving car jacks, vehicle ramps or blocks were...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Oct 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 26 October 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 151.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 9.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 142.0 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Oct 2011
Nominations for the Consumer Protection Awards 2012 are open and Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll is urging Western Australians to put names forward for public recognition. The Awards, which have been run since 2004, mark the outstanding achievement of individuals, organisations, local governments and businesses, in the fields of consumer protection and injury prevention for...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Oct 2011
An illegal money lender who charged Indigenous consumers up to 50 percent interest has been found guilty of carrying on a business of providing credit without being licensed and ordered by the Kalgoorlie Magistrates’ Court to pay almost $34,000 in penalties and costs. In a criminal prosecution brought by the Commissioner for Consumer Protection, Salvatore (Sam) Tomarchio, of Laverton, was fined $...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Oct 2011
The State Government has moved to combat property fraud by toughening rules on identifying sellers - action required after owners of a Ballajura property, who were living overseas, became victims of identity theft and had their home sold without their knowledge or permission.
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Oct 2011
Glossy travel brochures containing fake ‘scratchie’ lottery tickets have again started arriving in WA mail boxes, prompting another public warning from Consumer Protection. The latest travel scam from Malaysia is from Greenery Tourism and is confirmed as an advance fee fraud. Recipients are advised not to respond to the offers being presented. The 8-page brochure contains one of two scratchie...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Oct 2011

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