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A Christmas Islander, a seniors' advocacy organisation, a drug and road safety educator, a journalist and a morning radio show have taken out top honours at this year’s Consumer Protection Awards.
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Mar 2013
Consumer Protection and WA Police Major Fraud Squad will be holding an education session in Geraldton after it was identified that in recent months more than $1 million dollars has been sent to scammers in West Africa from the Midwest region alone. Members of the community are invited to come along to the Geraldton RSL Club on 46 Chapman Road at 5.30pm, Tuesday 26 March 2013 to hear information...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Mar 2013
22 March 2013 – 11.30am-2pm The University Club of Western Australia, Hackett Drive, Crawley The ninth annual Western Australian Consumer Protection Awards are being announced by new Commerce Minister Michael Mischin on 22 March 2013. The Rona Okely Award acknowledges an individual Western Australian who has influenced and inspired the advancement, development and promotion of consumer protection...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Mar 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 21 March 2013, most Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 153.9 cpl. Most BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 11 cpl up to 152.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are putting their ULP price up by 10 cpl up to 151.9 cpl. Most Gull and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Mar 2013
A self-employed carpenter has been fined $4000.00 for failing to provide fall prevention equipment and edge protection while working on the roof of a shed. Brendan Keith Purchase – trading as Brendan Purchase Carpentry Service – pleaded guilty to failing to provide fall prevention and edge protection and was fined in the Esperance Magistrates Court last week. In early 2011, Mr Purchase was...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Mar 2013
Seminars will be held in Perth in March and eight regional towns during April and May on the 2013 amendments to the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and other policy and legislation-related matters. The two metropolitan BCA seminars will be run in West Perth by the Australian Building Codes Board on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 March 2013. The Building Commission will then take the information...
Building Commission
Media release
18 Mar 2013
A solar company that made an unsolicited approach to a pensioner, signed her up for a $9,000 contract, and failed to inform her of her right to cancel, has been fined $15,000 in the first successful legal action of its kind by Consumer Protection. Solar Harness Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to five offences under the Australian Consumer Law and was ordered to pay Court costs of $1,320 in addition to the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Mar 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 14 March 2013, most BP and Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 154.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths and Coles sites are hiking their ULP price by 11 cpl up to 153.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to 151.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Mar 2013
The Commissioner for Consumer Protection has revoked the charitable collection licence of Strike A Chord Inc. Commissioner Anne Driscoll and the independent Charitable Collections Advisory Committee formed the view that the licence of the charity, whose mission statement is to share the gift of music with seriously ill and disadvantaged children, should be revoked following a detailed...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Mar 2013
A Bentley man who sold 27 cars in one year when he didn’t have a motor vehicle dealer’s licence has been fined $10,000 and ordered to pay $425 in costs by the Perth Magistrates Court. Faizan Afzal bought the vehicles between February 2011 and March 2012 either through individual private sales or an auction house. He then placed 191 adverts on the online classifieds website Gumtree. Commissioner...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Mar 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 7 March 2013, most Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 157.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths and BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 10 cpl up to 155.9 cpl, most Caltex sites by 9 cpl up to 154.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites by 9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Mar 2013
A romance fraud victim from Western Australia has been found dead in her rented villa after travelling to South Africa to visit a Nigerian man she was having a relationship with on the internet. 67 year old widow Jette Jacobs from the Western Australian town of Wagin left Perth on 22 November 2012 and her body was found by South African police in a Johannesburg villa on 9 February 2013. Her death...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Mar 2013
A Rockingham vehicle repair business has been fined $1,700 and ordered to pay costs of $353 by the Rockingham Magistrates Court for operating without a licence. Green Light Mechanical in Hurell Way had submitted an incomplete licence application in December 2009 and failed to pay the application fee. Five written requests and reminders from Consumer Protection to supply supporting documents and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Feb 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 28 February 2013, most Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 13 cpl up to 158.9 cpl. Most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 12 cpl up to 157.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Feb 2013
A Perth man has been fined $7,200 and ordered to pay costs of $478 by the Joondalup Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to 14 charges relating to carrying out painting work without a registration. Joseph Karauria Wickliffe quoted the registration number of a former employer to gain employment with a building company as a painting subcontractor. Mr Wickliffe then carried out painting work...
Building Commission
Media release
27 Feb 2013
A company has been fined $60,000 (plus $7673 in costs) over an incident in which a female worker was injured when a lifting device fell onto her from the rear of a truck. National Fleet Administrative Services Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment for a person not being an employee of National Fleet Administrative Services and, by that failure, causing...
WorkSafe
Media release
25 Feb 2013
Consumer Protection has lodged a Supreme Court Writ against the promoter of a rent-to-buy property scheme, alleging the company and its Director misled consumers. The Commissioner for Consumer Protection is seeking injunctions against Presto Property Solutions Pty Ltd and Director Ms Rowan Amanda Lines restraining them from making false representations to both buyers and sellers involved in their...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Feb 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 21 February 2013, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also increasing their price tomorrow by 15 cpl up to 157.9 cpl, most BP sites by 14 cpl up to 157.9 cpl and most Coles Express...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Feb 2013
A Kwinana company has been fined a total of $50,000 over an incident in which an empty drum exploded, injuring an employee, and for failing to report the injury. Tox Free (Kwinana) Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment, and was fined $45,000 in the Rockingham Magistrates Court on Thursday. In addition, the company was fined $5000 for failing to report...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Feb 2013
A Queens Park man has been fined $8,000 and ordered to pay $581 in costs by the Perth Magistrates Court for illegal car dealing. Fadhill Hoosen Dulloo had bought 38 vehicles and privately sold 32 of those without a licence between December 2010 and April 2012, in breach of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection Gary Newcombe said the licensing system is in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Feb 2013
A real estate salesman was fined $1,000 and ordered to pay costs of $748 by the Perth Magistrates Court for selling properties without a current certificate of registration. David Paul Gammal sold or leased at least nine properties while working for a city real estate agency between March and November 2011. His certificate of registration had expired in February 2010, but he had altered the date...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Feb 2013
A Welshpool car auction company and its Director have been fined a total of $3,000 for breaking laws related to the selling of vehicles on consignment. Gregsons Auctioneers & Valuers Pty Ltd and Director Jonathan Paul Gregson were also ordered by the Perth Magistrates Court to pay costs of $532 each on 15 February 2012. Consumer Protection told the Court that, in November 2010, the company...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Feb 2013
Breaking hearts and bank balances – organised criminals have defrauded West Australians out of at least $4.5million after starting relationships with victims online, according to figures compiled over the last six months Relationship fraud losses totalling about $568,000 were reported to Consumer Protection’s WA ScamNet between August 2012 and January 2013. However, this proved to be the tip of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Feb 2013
A tree lopping and garden maintenance business, which used bullying tactics against consumers, has been fined by the Perth Magistrates Court after being prosecuted by Consumer Protection. Tracey Gordon is the registered owner and Sean Robert Weinthal is an employee of Manageable Tree Services in Wanneroo, and were previously involved with Metropolitan Tree Services (deregistered) that was named...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Feb 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 14 February 2013, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 155.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 17 cpl up to 157.9 cpl, most Caltex Woolworths sites by 16 cpl up to 156.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Feb 2013

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