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On Thursday, 26 July 2012, most Caltex sites in Perth are increasing their ULP price by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 146.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cpl, up to 145.9 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are also increasing their prices, up to 142.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average price will be 137.9 cpl, however there will be 30 Perth sites selling...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Jul 2012
2 x charges - unregistered painting and 2 x charges - holding out to be a registered painter Midland man Cody Raymond Williams has been fined $1,000 on four charges relating to unregistered commercial painting and ordered to pay costs of $378 in the Midland Magistrates Court. The offences occurred prior to recent legislation coming into effect strengthening consumer protection laws, which now...
Building Commission
Media release
23 Jul 2012
The latest fuel price cycle begins tomorrow (Wednesday 18 July 2012) with seven BP sites in Perth increasing their ULP prices to 142.9 cents per litre (cpl) – a rise of 13 cpl. However, FuelWatch can report that the metropolitan average price for ULP will be 128.9 cents per litre tomorrow with more than 50 sites selling below $1.26 per litre. Perth’s petrol prices follow a weekly trend where a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Jul 2012
The Commissioner for Consumer Protection has secured a $500,000 payout for members of Fremantle RSL Wyola Club, in settlement of legal action taken concerning the sale of a property belonging to the incorporated association. The settlement follows mediation between the Commissioner, and Wyola Club Manager Mr Phil Douglas and his wife Ms Linda Jane Lyons, who bought the Bannister Street property...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Jul 2012
An Embleton settlement agent has been fined $3,000 by the State Administrative Tribunal after she was found to have mishandled funds received from a client. Consumer Protection took disciplinary action against Deanne Jean Tabone, operating as DT Property Settlements, when she failed to immediately deposit funds from the settlement of a Girrawheen property into a proper trust account in February...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Jul 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 12 July 2012, most Coles Express, BP and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 139.9 cpl. Most Caltex sites are upping their ULP price by 13 cpl, also to 139.9 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are increasing their prices up to 137.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jul 2012
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 38-year-old worker at a business in Oakford this morning. The man was believed to have been working with a manual hydraulic press when a metal cylinder shattered, striking him. Inspectors travelled to the site soon after and will interview witnesses and investigate the circumstances. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates serious work-related...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Jul 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 5 July 2012, most BP, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) to 136.9 cpl. Most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price by 11 cpl, also to 136.9 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are raising their prices up to 134.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Jul 2012
Consumer Protection today launched an education campaign to combat unfair trading and high pressure sales practices in regional and remote Indigenous communities. Acting Commissioner David Hillyard said consumer protection agencies from around Australia were working together to address the disadvantages faced by Aboriginal consumers. Western Australia has played a leading role in the national...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Jul 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 28 June 2012, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 8 cents per litre (cpl) to 137.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths, BP and Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price by 6 cpl to 135.9 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are increasing their prices up to 133.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Jun 2012
Graeme Leslie Moore (67) currently of no fixed address in the Gin Gin area has been convicted in his absence in the Midland Magistrates Court of a building related offence, fined $3,500 and ordered to pay $1,795 in costs. Mr Moore entered into a building contract whilst not registered and undertook work valued at $116,000 for a community organisation in Roberts Street South Hedland. "Not being a...
Building Commission
Media release
27 Jun 2012
The path has finally been cleared for Sunday trading , with amendments to the Retail Trading Hours Act passing through State Parliament today.
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Jun 2012
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
WorkSafe's participation in recent roadblock exercises has revealed continuing concerns with the transport industry's compliance with fatigue management laws. WorkSafe participated in four joint Austrans roadblock operations undertaken by WA Police and involving Main Roads WA, the Explosives and Dangerous Goods section of the Department of Mines and Petroleum and vehicle examiners from the...
WorkSafe
Media release
11 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
The State Government has released new guidelines for the storage of LP Gas cylinders on properties in bushfire-prone areas .
EnergySafety
Media release
24 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

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