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Consumer Protection is hitting the road with Wyndham, Kununurra, Warmun and Kalumburu the latest places on the visit list. Senior Regional Officer for the Kimberley Annetta Bellingeri will focus on issues faced by people renting property, living in caravan parks, buying cars, making warranty claims or being targeted by uninvited sellers or scammers. “I will be giving out information about the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Sep 2012
A Hamilton Hill vehicle repairer has been fined a total of $6,000 by the Fremantle Magistrates Court for operating without a licence and employing unlicensed tradesmen. Bucciarelli Automotives Pty Ltd, trading as Bucciarelli BMW Centre, and sole Director Franco Bucciarelli pleaded guilty to six charges and were also ordered to pay a total of $482 in costs when they appeared on 31 August 2012. The...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Sep 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 6 September 2012, most BP, Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 151.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths, Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to 149.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 149 cpl, however...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Sep 2012
Legal action has begun against a clothing collection company which had invited donations of unwanted clothing which it suggested go towards alleviating child poverty in Africa and to supporting breast cancer victims in WA. The Commissioner for Consumer Protection has lodged a writ in the Supreme Court alleging that E’Co Australia Pty Ltd and its director Mr Mark Brian Keay had engaged in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Aug 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 30 August 2012, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 153.9 cpl. Most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cpl up to 152.9 cpl. Most BP, Caltex Woolworths, Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their prices tomorrow, up to 151.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Aug 2012
A transport company was fined $9000 for nine charges (plus $11000 in costs) on Friday 17 August. Eight charges related to Taramore Pty Ltd, trading as Ontraq Haulage for failing to ensure drivers drove within the prescribed hours to appropriately manage fatigue. The Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 place a responsibility on employers to manage fatigue and assist drivers by having...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 Aug 2012
A Yokine man has become the tenth person in the past year to be prosecuted for unlicensed car dealing in WA. Raheem Al-Mouswy, who was buying and selling motor vehicles illegally from his home, was fined when he appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court on 17 August 2012. Mr Al-Mouswy had purchased 32 vehicles and sold 25 vehicles between February 2010 and April 2011 in breach of the Motor Vehicle...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Aug 2012
WorkSafe Inspectors are travelling to Boyup Brook to investigate the work-related death of a logging worker at a worksite. Inspectors will interview witnesses and investigate the circumstances. The man was believed to have been felling trees and was crushed. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates serious work-related injuries and deaths in Western Australia with the aim of prevention. WorkSafe WA...
WorkSafe
Media release
28 Aug 2012
A backyard dog breeder who continues to sell puppies infected with parvovirus has been ordered by the Supreme Court to stop selling diseased animals and to pay over $3,000 in compensation to consumers. Fay Marie Armstrong of Spearwood provided an enforceable undertaking to the Commissioner for Consumer Protection in July 2011 not to sell diseased animals, or any animal which has not been vet-...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Aug 2012
A Welshpool spray painter has been fined $5,000 for operating without a licence and a further $150 for failing to renew his business name registration. Travis Robert Turnbull, who operates TRT Automotive Refinishers, pleaded guilty in the Perth Magistrates Court today to operating a motor vehicle repair business without a licence and without a current business name registration. He was also...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Aug 2012

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