Consumer

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A property management company has been fined $5,000 for operating in Western Australia without a licence. Massland Asset Management Pty Ltd (company) had applied for a licence in 2013 and 2014. In both instances, the Commissioner for Consumer Protection requested further information to complete the process; the company however failed to respond. Despite not obtaining a licence and triennial...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Mar 2016
World Plumbing Day is an international event that was launched seven years ago by the World Plumbing Council, and is now held every year on 11 March. On this day, government, industry and the community come together to celebrate all things plumbing, and recognise the important role plumbers play in protecting public health and safety, as well as the environment. Plumbing is vital to global health...
Building Commission
Department News
08 Mar 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 19 cents per litre (cpl) to 118.7 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 8 March 2016, most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Puma sites are increasing their ULP prices to 121.9 cpl, an increase of 25 cpl by Caltex and Caltex Woolworths, and an increase...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Mar 2016
A licensed motor vehicle salesperson, who can’t be named for legal reasons, was fined $2,000 and ordered to pay costs of $2,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court on 1 March 2016 for selling a car with a wound-back odometer reading. The 26 year old man from East Victoria Park, who was granted a spent conviction, had purchased a 2007 Holden Commodore in July 2014 with an odometer reading of 162,538...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Mar 2016
WA consumers are being warned to stay clear of back of van salespeople who are reported to be operating in the Perth, Rockingham, Mandurah and Bunbury areas. Numerous reports have been received of people being approached at the Garden City Shopping Centre in Booragoon, Joondalup Lakeside Shopping Centre, a business in Greenwood, a car park in Mandurah and major shopping centres in Bunbury. Two...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Mar 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 19 cents per litre (cpl) to 117.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 1 March 2016, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP prices to 119.9 cpl, an increase of 24 cpl. The majority of Caltex Woolworths, Caltex and BP sites are increasing...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Feb 2016
Consumer Protection has updated its advice to Laura Ashley customers in WA who may be affected by the stores being placed in administration on 7 January 2016. The administrator FTI Consulting have now advised that, where a consumer ordered products prior to the date that Laura Ashley was placed into voluntary administration and stock is not available or where orders cannot be completed, those...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Feb 2016
Former Perth unregistered painter Cody Raymond Williams , now of Umina Beach in New South Wales and sole director of Beyond Industries Pty Ltd trading as C&D Roofing , has again been successfully prosecuted by the Western Australian Building Commissioner and fined $20,000 for registration and contractual offences.
Building Commission
Media release
24 Feb 2016
Bindoon man Maxwell Raymond Healy, the sole director of Solar H C Pty Ltd trading as Affordable Home Comfort (in liquidation), has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for contractual offences the company committed in contracting for and carrying out home building work at properties in Baldivis, St James, Sawyers Valley and Hamersley.
Building Commission
Media release
01 Mar 2016
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Some tree loppers tout for business by putting flyers in letterboxes, advertising in the local newspaper or on noticeboards, promoting their services via social media, such as community Facebook pages, or advertising via online classifieds such as Gumtree. In 2015 Consumer Protection received 160 enquiries and 34 complaints about...
Consumer Protection
Department News
22 Feb 2016

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