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An unlicensed car dealer was fined $3,000 and ordered to pay costs of $3,400 by the Joondalup Magistrates Court on 10 July 2015. Robert Mark Thompson of Carramar had purchased 18 vehicles and sold 15 from October 2012 to April 2014 without having a licence as required by the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. Mr Thompson was found guilty after Magistrate Gluestein rejected the defence argument that his...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Jul 2015
A father, mother and their son have been fined a total of $81,440 by the Armadale Magistrates Court on 9 July 2015 for buying and selling vehicles from their homes in Merredin and Camillo without having a licence. It was the parents’ third offence of illegal car dealing and they were given a daily penalty on top of a fine. Andrew John Gregory (46) was fined $20,000 and a daily penalty of $30 for...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Jul 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 11 cents per litre (cpl) to 144.4 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 7 July 2015, most Caltex and Puma sites are increasing their ULP prices between 15 and 26 cpl to 149.9 cpl; the majority of Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP prices to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Jul 2015
With Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll People who sell cars on a regular basis need to hold a motor vehicle dealers licence. In fact the law says that if you sell more than four cars a year you may be asked to substantiate why you do not hold a dealers licence. If it is purely for personal use and is not connected to running a de-facto business buying cars privately and then on-...
Consumer Protection
Department News
06 Jul 2015
New weekly price cycle sees cheap day on Mondays Mount Lawley, South Lake and Roleystone among cheapest suburbs for fuel Perth's new weekly petrol price cycle has seen Monday become the new cheap day for motorists to buy petrol, with most retailers now hiking their prices on a Tuesday. Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said an analysis of price trends by FuelWatch in recent weeks has discovered a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Jul 2015
A Landsdale motor vehicle repairer has been fined $10,000 by the Joondalup Magistrates Court for operating his business after his licence had expired. Serugga Timothy Bukenya , trading as T.I.M Automotive Services , was also required to pay costs of $4,783 after being convicted on 19 June 2015 of breaching the Motor Vehicle Repairers Act. Mr Bukenya, who was originally granted a licence in 2010,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Jun 2015
FuelWatch reports that the weekly fuel price cycle in Perth has been disrupted for the past two weeks, meaning that Wednesday being the cheapest day to buy petrol may not necessarily apply. FuelWatch Manager Lynne Gould said, since November 2010, fuel retailers consistently increased their prices on a Thursday, with the metropolitan average price gradually dropping to become generally cheaper on...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Jun 2015
An inspection program looking at safety issues in the motor vehicle repair sector has resulted in serious concerns with motor vehicle hoists and traffic management. The proactive inspection program, carried out by WorkSafe inspectors across the State during the 2014/15 financial year, focused on motor vehicle repair premises and repair workshops at car retail premises and resulted in the issue of...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Jun 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 7 cents per litre (cpl) to 141.9 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Thursday 4 June 2015, most BP, Caltex Woolworths, and Puma sites are increasing their ULP prices between 20 and 27 cpl to 145.9 cpl. This continues an upward trend started by Caltex and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Jun 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 6 cents per litre (cpl) to 138.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Thursday 28 May 2015, most BP, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and Puma sites are increasing their ULP prices by 13 cpl to 145.9 cpl. Perth’s weekly petrol price cycle results in prices...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 May 2015

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