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Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 26 October 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 151.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 9.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 142.0 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Oct 2011
A high number of Australian men die or are seriously injured each year while working under their cars using vehicle jacks, stands, and/or ramps, and Consumer Protection is keen to see a dramatic drop in these incidents. Research undertaken by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) found that, in less than 10 years, 46 fatalities involving car jacks, vehicle ramps or blocks were...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Oct 2011
Nominations for the Consumer Protection Awards 2012 are open and Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll is urging Western Australians to put names forward for public recognition. The Awards, which have been run since 2004, mark the outstanding achievement of individuals, organisations, local governments and businesses, in the fields of consumer protection and injury prevention for...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Oct 2011
The State Government has moved to combat property fraud by toughening rules on identifying sellers - action required after owners of a Ballajura property, who were living overseas, became victims of identity theft and had their home sold without their knowledge or permission.
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Oct 2011
An illegal money lender who charged Indigenous consumers up to 50 percent interest has been found guilty of carrying on a business of providing credit without being licensed and ordered by the Kalgoorlie Magistrates’ Court to pay almost $34,000 in penalties and costs. In a criminal prosecution brought by the Commissioner for Consumer Protection, Salvatore (Sam) Tomarchio, of Laverton, was fined $...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Oct 2011
FuelWatch is informing Perth consumers that tomorrow the metropolitan average price for a litre of unleaded petrol will be the highest it’s been in 3 years, reaching 150.2 cents per litre, driven by high Singapore benchmark prices. Tomorrow, several BP, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express, Gull and Peak sites will increase their ULP price by up to 14.1 cents to 152.9 cents per litre (cpl)...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Oct 2011
Glossy travel brochures containing fake ‘scratchie’ lottery tickets have again started arriving in WA mail boxes, prompting another public warning from Consumer Protection. The latest travel scam from Malaysia is from Greenery Tourism and is confirmed as an advance fee fraud. Recipients are advised not to respond to the offers being presented. The 8-page brochure contains one of two scratchie...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Oct 2011
Consumer Protection is hitting the road with Halls Creek the latest place on the visit list. Senior Regional Officer for the Kimberley Annetta Bellingeri will focus on issues faced by people renting property, buying cars, making warranty claims or being targeted by uninvited sellers. “I will be giving out information about the rights and responsibilities we all have under the Australian Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Oct 2011
A former air conditioning salesman has undertaken to pay back almost $127,000 to 50 customers who were misled about the capabilities of air conditioning systems he was selling. Alwyn Robert Healy, who operated the former business Aircon Factory Direct, agreed on 13 October 2011 to an undertaking endorsed by the Supreme Court to refund the money by the end of next year. The action was taken by...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Oct 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 12 October 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 152.9 cents per litre (cpl) – an increase of up to 12.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 140.5 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Oct 2011

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