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A Balga man has been fined $2,500 and ordered to pay costs of $925 by the Perth Magistrates Court for unlicensed car dealing. Clinton Bradley Oreb was charged by Consumer Protection for buying and selling 17 vehicles between June 2011 and March 2012 without having a licence. He was convicted on 9 August 2013 after being found to be in breach of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. Mr Oreb advertised...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Aug 2013
Capethorne Pty Ltd has been prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for entering into a contract for, and carrying out, residential building work at two properties in Thornlie and Canning Vale without the required registration and home indemnity insurance policy. On 31 July 2013 the Armadale Magistrates Court found the company guilty of two charges of entering into a building work contract valued...
Building Commission
Media release
13 Aug 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 8 August 2013, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 14 cpl up to 158.9 cpl, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites by 13 cpl up to 157.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to 154.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Aug 2013
Consumer Protection is hosting free seminars across regional WA to explain recent changes to the law which will affect more than 38,500 private landlords who rent out properties across the State. The changes arise from the commencement of a new version of the Residential Tenancies Act 1987 on 1 July 2013. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said thousands of people had already...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Aug 2013
Consumer Protection is seeking the views of the community as part of a review of laws that regulate the motor vehicle industry in WA. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll has urged businesses involved in the industry and consumers to read the discussion paper, which has been released today, and put in a submission so that their views can be heard. “The laws under review include two...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Aug 2013
A fake website, now closed, was used in an attempt to scam overseas backpackers looking for work as fruit pickers in WA’s South West. Consumer Protection and WA Police have received reports from concerned consumers that the website – www.orangeshill.net.au – offered jobs and accommodation and requested deposits be sent to a prepaid credit card account. It was confirmed that the farm in Manjimup...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Aug 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 1 August 2013, most Gull sites are hiking their ULP price by 11 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Peak and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price up to 158.9 cpl, most Caltex Woolworths and BP sites up to 157.9 cpl and most Caltex sites up to 156.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Jul 2013
A Kalgoorlie man who has lost more than $20,000 in two separate romance frauds is sharing his story with the community in a bid to stop others being scammed. It comes as officers from Project Sunbird – a joint anti-fraud initiative between WA Police Major Fraud Squad and Consumer Protection – make intervention visits to the homes of dozens of victims in the Goldfields-Esperance region. 52-year-...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Jul 2013
A national furniture removal company which operates in WA has agreed to change the terms of its standard contract with customers following action by Consumer Protection. R.F. & M.D. Miller’s Moves Pty Ltd, based in Mornington Victoria, has entered into an enforceable undertaking under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) to remove a clause in their standard contract. The contract purported to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Jul 2013
WorkSafe is conducting an inspection program to look at safety standards in automotive repair workplaces. The program will continue throughout the 2013/14 financial year, and will focus on workplaces that carry out automotive body, paint and interior repairs. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the sector was being targeted because it had a high rate of work-related injury. “Workers in the...
WorkSafe
Media release
25 Jul 2013
More than twenty suspected fraud victims in Kalgoorlie Boulder are due to receive an intervention visit as part of Project Sunbird – a joint anti-fraud initiative between WA Police Major Fraud Squad and Consumer Protection. The potential romance or investment fraud victims have been identified through money transfers to West Africa. The total recorded monetary loss for the Goldfields-Esperance...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Jul 2013
Perth fuel prices will hit a record high tomorrow with the metropolitan average for ULP reaching 160.6 cents per litre (cpl). The highest ULP price will be 165 cpl at Mundijong. Excluding smaller outer metropolitan sites, the peak ULP price tomorrow will be 163.9 cpl. The previous highest daily metropolitan average for ULP was 160 cpl on 15 July 2008 when the ULP price peaked at 172 cpl at...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Jul 2013
Accommodation providers are being targeted by scammers who make bookings using a stolen credit card, before cancelling with a sob story and requesting a refund be paid into a bank account. But it’s not just businesses affected by this scam, as Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll explains. “A consumer reported to WA ScamNet that she had been wrongly charged by a hotel in New South...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Jul 2013
WA consumers have lost a total of $170,000 to scammers so far this year when buying and selling online. Consumer Protection has received 45 reports this year from people who have been scammed by bogus buyers and sellers who operate using legitimate online classified sites such as Gumtree and eBay. Items targeted include cars, caravans, boats, rental accommodation, electronics, pets and concert/...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Jul 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 18 July 2013, most Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 18 cents per litre (cpl) up to 163.9 cpl. Most Coles Express and Caltex sites are increasing their ULP prices by 17 cpl up to 162.9 cpl, most BP sites by 15 cpl up to 161.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to 161.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Jul 2013
WorkSafe will conduct an inspection program to look at safety standards in clothing and footwear retailing outlets throughout the 2013/14 financial year. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the clothing and footwear retailing sector was being targeted because of increases in the number of injuries being recorded in the sector. “We were concerned to find that lost time injuries in footwear...
WorkSafe
Media release
15 Jul 2013
A forklift operator who did not hold the appropriate licence has been fined $1000 (plus $1728 in costs) over an incident in which a delivery driver was injured by the forklift the operator was reversing. Gary Alexander Egberts pleaded guilty to failing to take reasonable care to avoid adversely affecting the safety or health of the delivery driver and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court on...
WorkSafe
Media release
11 Jul 2013
Consumer Protection and Energy S afety are investigating reports from WA consumers who have been approached by a solar panel company to conduct testing on their units which may not be necessary. The company, based in the eastern states, is charging consumers $330 for ‘anti-islanding testing’ and falsely claiming that this annual test is mandatory under WA law. ‘Anti-islanding testing’ involves...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jul 2013
Consumer Protection is issuing an urgent warning to Western Australian consumers not to deal with so-called 'bitumen bandits' who offer unsolicited work and produce dodgy driveways that are too thin and use inferior quality materials. Reports received today suggest that two white men with English accents, in orange fluorescent vests and driving a white Ute are approaching homeowners in Broome to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jul 2013
Consumer Protection today launched a radio program aimed at empowering Indigenous consumers and informing them of their rights when buying and maintaining a car. The first of the eight-part radio series called “My Dardy Car” was broadcast on Noongar Radio in Perth (100.9FM) during a NAIDOC Week event today and was relayed live to Indigenous radio stations in Geraldton (Radio Mama) and Broome (...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jul 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 11 July 2013, most Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most BP, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP prices by 16 cpl up to 158.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites will go up to 158.9 cpl and 157.9 cpl respectively...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Jul 2013
Kelmscott man David Zoltan Pierot (trading as DZK Shopfittings) has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for failing to meet his responsibilities under a home building contract for a kitchen renovation he carried out at a Bull Creek property in February 2011. Mr Pierot was found guilty of two charges by the Fremantle Magistrates Court on 25 June 2013 and was ordered to pay...
Building Commission
Media release
08 Jul 2013
Malaga building company Barrowman Holdings Pty Ltd, trading as Perth Window and Door Replacement Company, and its sole director Stuart William Barrowman have been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for failing to meet their responsibilities under a home building contract. Barrowman Holdings was found guilty of three charges by the Fremantle Magistrate’s Court on 25 June 2013 and...
Building Commission
Media release
08 Jul 2013
Nedlands man Rohan Keane O’Neill has been successfully prosecuted by the Plumbers’ Licensing Board (PLB) and the Building Commissioner on two charges relating to carrying out unlicensed plumbing work and three relating to a home building work contract. Mr O’Neill was found guilty of all five charges by the Fremantle Magistrates Court on 20 June 2013 and was ordered to pay fines totalling $2,500...
Building Commission
Media release
08 Jul 2013
WorkSafe will conduct an inspection program to look at safety standards in takeaway food outlets. The program will continue throughout the 2013/14 financial year, and will focus on smaller operations such as fish and chip shops and takeaway outlets in food halls. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the takeaway food sector was being targeted because it had a high rate of work-related injury...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Jul 2013

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