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A real estate agent has been reprimanded and fined $3,000 by the State Administrative Tribunal for failing to exercise due skill, care and diligence over the depositing and recording of payments from tenants. Chukwudi Nnamdi Ejindu , trading as Black Swan Real Estate of Landsdale, had accepted 13 cash payments from tenants between January 2013 and June 2014 and held them in his office safe. It...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Oct 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by 15 cents per litre (cpl) to 135.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 20 October 2015, most BP, Caltex and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 139.9 cpl (a hike of 20 cpl by most BP and Caltex sites and a hike of 21 cpl by most Puma sites). The...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Oct 2015
A pearling company has been fined $60,000 by the Broome Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to a charge of failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment for its drift divers who collected pearls off Eighty Mile Beach, south of Broome. Paspaley Pearling Company Pty Ltd was charged under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 after an investigation sparked by the drowning of...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Oct 2015
WA consumers are being warned not to deal with a Gosnells concrete tradesman who has taken deposits from customers, but failed to carry out the work. Christopher Ronald Francis Gordon , trading as Flash Concrete , has taken deposits totalling more than $36,000 from seven consumers but has not begun the work and has not been contactable since taking the money. The consumers had paid a 50% deposit...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Oct 2015
A solar company has been fined $18,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court for failing to notify customers of their rights to cooling off periods and breaching other requirements under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). Solar Pro Corporation Pty Ltd , trading as SolarGrid , Cool or Cosy Solar and Betta Solar , was fined $18,000 on 14 October 2015 after pleading guilty to 12 charges under the ‘...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Oct 2015
Hundreds of thousands of dollars are feared to have been lost by Australians who it’s believed have been duped by a bogus investment company operating a fake website. Consumer Protection is investigating Strauss-Mann Trading Solutions and its website www.straussmannts.com after a WA man had sent $70,000 to the company, only to find that it was a scam. Further enquiries have revealed that $670,000...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Oct 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 14 cents per litre (cpl) to 136.4 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 13 October 2015, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP prices by 22 cpl to 141.9 cpl. The majority of BP sites are also increasing their ULP price to 141.9 cpl; most Caltex...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Oct 2015
Western Australian consumers and egg producers are being encouraged to take part in a national consultation aimed at strengthening consumer confidence and certainty over what makes an egg ‘free range’. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection Gary Newcombe said all consumer protection agencies in Australia are conducting the consultation as part of the process of formulating a draft national...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Oct 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 14 cents per litre (cpl) to 137.1 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 6 October 2015, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP prices by 20 cpl to 143.9 cpl; most BP sites are increasing to 142.9 cpl; the majority of Puma sites to 141.9 cpl and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Oct 2015
Consumer Protection has taken action against a training provider offering courses in high risk work who has failed to provide the services which include submitting a licence application for workers who have completed the training. A & J Training and Assessing Pty Ltd, of Mandurah, and its sole Director Andre Edward Bucci , have entered into an enforceable undertaking requiring him to provide...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Oct 2015

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