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Consumer Protection has taken action against a Perth concrete tradesman who has agreed to a court-enforceable undertaking under the Australian Consumer Law with the department, placing strict conditions on any future dealings he may have with consumers. Joel McLeod of Shoalwater, formerly trading as 1st Choice Concrete Specialist (deregistered), has been the subject of complaints in the past two...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Oct 2012
A Wangara car dealer who made false representations to customers about the true history of three hail-damaged cars he was selling has been fined a total of $33,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court. Dalbir Singh Kandola, a Director of Deepam Investments Pty Ltd trading as Linear Concept Car Company, pleaded guilty on 26 September 2012 to five charges of making false and misleading representations to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Sep 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 27 September 2012, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 151.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 11 cpl up to 150.9 cpl. Most Coles Express, Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to 149.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Sep 2012
Safety officers from Consumer Protection will be distributing a product safety guide for discount variety and toy stores in WA as part of a campaign to ensure all items on sale meet national safety standards. The education and compliance campaign will remind traders and suppliers that it is their responsibility to make sure that the products they sell and distribute are safe and comply with...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Sep 2012
Industries in WA affected by national occupational licensing will have a chance to have their say during a series of information and feedback sessions to be held in Perth and major regional areas. Representatives from the Department of Commerce will be available to hear the views of tradespeople and members of the property industry on the planned National Occupational Licensing System (NOLS)...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Sep 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 20 September 2012, most Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 152.9 cpl. Most BP and Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 12 cpl up to 151.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to 149.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Sep 2012
A Cottesloe-based real estate agent has been fined $2,000 by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) for failing to disclose to a purchaser during a Karratha commercial property deal that the strata company was involved in litigation. Beverly Jean Ockerby, who was working for Gemstone Holdings Pty Ltd, trading as Ockerby Real Estate, admitted breaching the Real Estate and Business Agents Act and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Sep 2012
A reminder has been issued on public comment on the costs and benefits of the proposed national Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations as they apply specifically to Western Australian workplaces. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the public comment period was a good opportunity for businesses, industry and workers to express their opinions on the costs and benefits associated...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 Sep 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 13 September 2012, most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express, BP, Gull and Peak sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 151.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average price will be 149 cpl, however there will be more than 40 Perth sites selling below 140 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Sep 2012
A Victoria Park car dealer has been fined a total of $8,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court for nine breaches of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. Zabiullah Sadat , a partner in the business Gold Myer Autos & Spare Parts on Albany Highway was also ordered to pay Court costs of $1,732 on 7 September 2012. Mr Sadat, a licensed car dealer, had failed to keep proper records of transactions in a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Sep 2012
A Myaree tree lopper has been fined $12,000 (plus almost $1400 in costs) over an incident in which he and an employee were injured when an elevating work platform (EWP) they were using toppled over. Gerald Shields pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and was fined in the Rockingham Magistrates Court yesterday. In May 2010, Mr Shields was contracted by the...
WorkSafe
Media release
10 Sep 2012
Consumer Protection is hitting the road with Wyndham, Kununurra, Warmun and Kalumburu the latest places on the visit list. Senior Regional Officer for the Kimberley Annetta Bellingeri will focus on issues faced by people renting property, living in caravan parks, buying cars, making warranty claims or being targeted by uninvited sellers or scammers. “I will be giving out information about the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Sep 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 6 September 2012, most BP, Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 151.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths, Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to 149.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 149 cpl, however...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Sep 2012
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
A transport company was fined $9000 for nine charges (plus $11000 in costs) on Friday 17 August. Eight charges related to Taramore Pty Ltd, trading as Ontraq Haulage for failing to ensure drivers drove within the prescribed hours to appropriately manage fatigue. The Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 place a responsibility on employers to manage fatigue and assist drivers by having...
WorkSafe
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
WorkSafe Inspectors are travelling to Boyup Brook to investigate the work-related death of a logging worker at a worksite. Inspectors will interview witnesses and investigate the circumstances. The man was believed to have been felling trees and was crushed. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates serious work-related injuries and deaths in Western Australia with the aim of prevention. WorkSafe WA...
WorkSafe
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

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