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A Perth man is the latest victim of ‘back of van’ salesmen selling audio-visual equipment illegally and at hugely inflated prices. The man, who was approached by the slick salesmen in their white van at a petrol station in Scarborough, paid $3,500 for an entertainment system, consisting of an overhead projector, screen and a five-speaker audio system. “These men seemed legitimate and were able to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Apr 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch, as some Perth sites gear up to increase the cost of unleaded fuel to more than $1.50. On Wednesday 13 April 2011, 12 BP sites will put up the cost of ULP to 151.9 cents per litre, which is a rise of up to 14.0 cpl. It's the first time unleaded petrol's gone past the $1.50 mark since October 2008...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Apr 2011
A woman has been fined $7,500 after pleading guilty to selling motor vehicles in WA without a dealers' licence, and a man who helped her has been fined $3,500. Xiaoxia Cui and Min Gao were also ordered to pay $227.95 in Court costs each following a hearing at Perth Magistrates (8 April 2011), which involved an interpreter. Both were involved in the buying, repairing and then on-selling of more...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Apr 2011
Residents and business-owners in the Wheatbelt may notice Consumer Protection staff in their towns this week. Officers from the retail, building and tenancy, associations and charities, business names and community education branches will be in Moora, New Norcia, Dalwallinu, Wongan Hills and Bindoon. The aim of the three-day visit (April 12-14) is to provide information to businesses, property...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Apr 2011
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 07 April 2011, most BP, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express, Gull, Peak and United sites are increasing their ULP prices by 13 cents per litre (cpl) to between 143.9 and 148.9 cpl. Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and Friday being the most expensive days and Wednesday...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Apr 2011
Consumer Protection is urging young Western Australians to be smart shoppers and know their rights, as National Youth Week (1-10 April 2011) gets underway. Community education officers will be attending some of the WA Youth Week events to promote to 12-25 year olds the rights we all have under the Australian Consumer Law. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection Susan Nulsen said she is very...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Apr 2011
A woman has been fined $400 in the Geraldton Magistrates Court for failing to provide information or produce documents during a Consumer Protection investigation into her air conditioning business. Megan Emma Healy, who is the registered proprietor of Healthy Home Airconditioning, was charged with two offences of failing to comply with a compulsory notice to provide information and documents, a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Mar 2011
The Plumbers Licensing Board has announced the placement of a compliance officer in the Kimberley, to be operating from Broome, for an initial period of three years. Chairperson Judy Seif said the Board commits considerable resources to assist licensed plumbers and consumers in understanding their responsibilities and rights in relation to plumbing work throughout WA. “The Board is very committed...
Building Commission
Media release
30 Mar 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 30 March 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 149.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 10.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 139.4 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Mar 2011
Plumbers needing to book a drainage audit with the Plumbers Licensing Board can now simply send an SMS from their mobile phone. “The plumbing industry in general is embracing modern technology and this is part of a sensible approach in using technical solutions to make interaction with the Board easier and more productive for business and the community,” Chairperson Judy Seif said. “Plumbers can...
Building Commission
Media release
30 Mar 2011

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