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Dent in Bayswater panel beater’s ability to deliver...

A Bayswater panel beater who has taken money from customers but failed to complete the work is the target of a public warning by Consumer Protection as well...

Scammers use fake ‘Twiggy Forrest’ investment to fleece...

Scammers promoting a fake investment scheme using an image of mining entrepreneur Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest have claimed a Bunbury woman as a victim who is...

Plans to scrap licences for auctioneers in WA

Removing the requirement to have a licence to be an auctioneer in WA is being proposed following a review of the Auction Sales Act. However, protections will...

Avoid Perth petrol price rise

The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 21 cents per litre (cpl) to 151.4 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to...

Commissioner's Blog: Drug contamination in homes

With Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard  Consumer Protection is aware that contamination or damage to homes from illegal drug activity is a...

Trust account management reminders - Real estate industry...

12 September 2019 Trust account management reminders This year there have been a number of prosecutions in the real estate industry resulting in significant...

Decision Regulatory Impact Statement: The Regulation of...

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety – Consumer Protection Division (Consumer Protection) recently completed a review of the Auction Sales...

Commissioner's Blog: Choose your mechanic wisely

With Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Consumer Protection is reminding Western Australians how important it is to use licensed repairers...

Concrete business to pay $20,000 after taking money but...

Two people behind a concrete business have been fined $6,000 each by the Perth Magistrates Court and ordered to pay $7,215 in compensation to three consumers...

Lodging bonds late and wrong dates cost real estate...

A Maylands real estate agency and its supervisor have been reprimanded and fined a total of $15,000 by the State Administrative Tribunal for failing to lodge...

Safety in the bag for Perth Royal Show

  Consumer Protection WA has given its seal of approval to 270 Perth Royal Showbags after product safety inspectors checked about 1500 toys and novelty items...

Reassurance for residents as Settlers’ retirement...

Consumer Protection is offering some reassurances for residents of two WA retirement villages affected by the Settlers group of companies being placed into...

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