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Acceptable quality Goods must be of an acceptable quality. The guarantee of acceptable quality Suppliers and manufacturers guarantee that goods are of acceptable quality when sold to a consumer. This means they guarantee the goods will be: safe, durable and free from defects; acceptable in...
Guarantees and warranties
Whether you have to provide a refund, repair, replacement or compensation to a consumer for problems with goods or services depends on whether you have met consumer guarantees set by Australian law. You are responsible for understanding your legal obligations. Australia’s consumer protection...
Guarantees and warranties
Repairing a vehicle can be costly, so choosing your repairer carefully can be a real advantage. Before choosing a repairer, do your research and talk to people; many will have good and bad experiences which will help you make the right choice. Some suggestions for choosing a repairer: Find out if...
Servicing and repair
In 2014-15 WorkSafe proposes to conduct the following safety projects subject to availability of resources. All industries Communicable diseases Labour hire - Checklist Accommodation, cafes and restaurants Catering - Media statement - Checklist Restaurants - Media statement - Checklist Agriculture...
Workplace inspections
When you buy a second hand vehicle it is best to try to obtain one with a full service history and log books. If the vehicle doesn’t have a log book, buy one so you can record all servicing repairs on the vehicle. It will help you sell it later. When booking your vehicle in for a service, clearly...
Servicing and repair
A new vehicle comes with a vehicle service book (log book) which outlines when the vehicle should be serviced and what type of maintenance should be done. To keep your vehicle in good working order the service/maintenance schedule should be followed. The service book also gives a service history of...
Servicing and repair
When you buy a vehicle you should inspect it thoroughly. An independent vehicle inspection can help identify problems and assess the value of the car accurately. It can also help you to negotiate the sale price. There are numerous reputable organisations that can perform this inspection for you...
Buying a vehicle
Dermatitis simply means inflammation of the skin. What is Contact Dermatitis? Contact Dermatitis is an inflammation that occurs when a substance comes into contact with skin. The skin is irritated. This may be in the form of either an allergy or more commonly an irritant reaction. How does the skin...
Diseases and health
You may pick up a good bargain by buying a vehicle at auction. You may be able to negotiate a contract to buy the vehicle, or buy the vehicle on the 'fall of the hammer'. In the event that an auction house will not allow a test drive, you should make a thorough inspection of the vehicle ...
Buying a vehicle
There are a number of places where you can buy a vehicle. Each has advantages and disadvantages. Buying from a dealer Buying a vehicle from a licensed motor vehicle dealer is the safest way and provides some real advantages. The dealer is obliged by law to guarantee that there is no money owing on...
Buying a vehicle

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A woman who used to live in Girrawheen has been fined $9,140 for unlicensed car dealing in WA – it’s the third time Consumer Protection has taken Jayde Ashleigh Grundy to court. Ms Grundy, who does not have a licence under the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 1973 to carry on a business of buying and selling cars, was also ordered to pay $2,185.05 costs at Joondalup Magistrates Court on 3 August 2016...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Aug 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 13 cents per litre (cpl) to 122.8 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 2 August 2016, most Puma, BP and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price to 129.9 cpl (an increase of 20 cpl by Puma and 18 cpl by BP and Caltex Woolworths). Most...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Aug 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 12 cents per litre (cpl) to 124.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 26 July 2016, most Caltex Woolworths, BP, Caltex and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 129.9 cpl (an increase of 19 cpl by Caltex Woolworths, 17 cpl by BP and Caltex...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Jul 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 10 cents per litre (cpl) to 124.7 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 19 July 2016, most BP and Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 129.9 cpl, an increase of 14 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 127.9 cpl,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Jul 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 9 cents per litre (cpl) to 126.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 12 July 2016, most BP, Caltex, Coles Express and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 129.9 cpl (an increase of 12 cpl by BP, Caltex and Puma and 10 cpl by Coles Express...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jul 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 10 cents per litre (cpl) to 128.0 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 5 July 2016, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 133.9 cpl, an increase of 15 cpl. The majority of Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Jul 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 11 cents per litre (cpl) to 128.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 28 June 2016, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 132.9 cpl (an increase of 17 cpl). Most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 131.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Jun 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 10 cents per litre (cpl) to 128.6 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 21 June 2016, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 133.9 cpl (an increase of 15 cpl). Most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 131.9 cpl,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Jun 2016
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard With the end of the financial year fast approaching many car dealers may use the month of June to offer deals to potential buyers to increase their sales volumes for the year. Car-buyers need to be mindful of the warranties that apply to vehicles purchased during this time. Demonstration models are often an attractive alternative for...
Consumer Protection
Department News
14 Jun 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol increased by around 11 cents per litre (cpl) to 129.4 cpl on Tuesday 14 June 2016. FuelWatch encourages Perth drivers to fill up on Mondays to save money and avoid the weekly price increase. On Tuesday 14 June 2016, most Coles Express sites increased their ULP price to 133.9 cpl (an increase of 16 cpl). Most Caltex sites increased their ULP price to 132.9 cpl,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Jun 2016

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