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The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 32 cents per litre (cpl) to 151.6 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 24 February 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: Caltex Woolworths hiking by up to 46 cpl to 163.9 cpl; 7-Eleven, Caltex/Ampol...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Feb 2021
Western Australia can be a land of extremes – a fact we were reminded of recently when a bushfire devastated communities in Perth’s east and flooding swept the state’s Gascoyne region. The twin events are an unfortunate reminder for tenants and landlords to be aware of their rights and responsibilities should a rental property become damaged or destroyed in a disaster. When a rental home in WA is...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Feb 2021
The average price of ULP is set to increase by over 33 cents per litre (cpl) to 150.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 17 February 2021 , most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: 7-Eleven, Caltex/Ampol, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express hiking by up to 44 cpl to 159.9 cpl; Puma to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Feb 2021
We like to think our homes are a safe space for our families, but sometimes the biggest dangers are lurking where you might least expect them. Tragically, free-hanging cords from window coverings like curtains and blinds have been responsible for the deaths and injuries of many Australian children, including a two-year-old girl who died after being strangled by a blind cord at her Queensland home...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Feb 2021
Global internet sweep finds four out of ten traders may be misleading consumers Environmental claims and frequent use of ‘eco’ and ‘sustainable’ not supported Action aimed at protecting consumers from fake ‘eco-friendly’ products An internet sweep by a group of consumer agencies throughout the world, including Consumer Protection in Western Australia, has uncovered potentially misleading...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Feb 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 33 cents per litre (cpl) to 148.8 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 10 February 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: Caltex/Ampol hiking by 44 cpl up to 159.9 cpl; Coles Express, Caltex Woolworths...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Feb 2021
Reports of Mr John Quigley’s stolen image used in attempted scam Emails feature link to fake website using Mr Quigley’s name and image Recipients warned about beneficiary scams and advised to ignore emails Scammers have stolen the identity of WA’s Attorney-General John Quigley as part of a beneficiary scam and to set up a fake website. Two reports have been received from people who have received...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Feb 2021
Charity scammers are known to target disasters to steal money from donors Donors to be on the look-out for fake websites and social media pages Advice to only donate to licensed charities and do an online check As people begin opening their hearts and their wallets to donate to the victims of Perth’s current bushfire disaster, Consumer Protection is warning donors to be aware that scammers may...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Feb 2021
Creating ‘one big happy family’ might be the dream when it comes to multigenerational living, but in reality there’s a lot to weigh-up before entering into a granny flat arrangement. If you’re wondering where you’ll spend your twilight years, a granny flat interest in your adult child’s home might seem like a win-win – you can downsize to a smaller property, while being on-hand to provide and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Feb 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 31 cents per litre (cpl) to 144.9 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 3 February 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and Caltex/Ampol hiking by 43-44 cpl up to 155.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Feb 2021
Woolworths granted temporary extended opening hours this week Arrangement means Woolworth stores in Perth, Peel and South West can open from 7am Tuesday 2 February to Friday 5 February Special permits for supermarkets are assessed on application WA's Commissioner for Consumer Protection has granted an extended trading permit meaning some Woolworths stores can open early on weekdays during the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Feb 2021
As a result of the Premier’s announcement placing WA into a hard lockdown until 6pm on Friday, 5 February, our counter and phone services are currently unavailable. You are encouraged to email any enquiries to consumer@dmirs.wa.gov.au . If your matter is urgent, please include a contact telephone number in your email and Consumer Protection will call you back within 24 hours. We will resume full...
Consumer Protection
Department News
01 Feb 2021
Fourth phase of rent grant scheme to soften the blow of expected rent increases Grants give tenants and landlords an incentive to continue current tenancies Strategy aims to reduce evictions and large rent increases after March 28, 2021 More financial assistance is being offered by the McGowan Government to tenants and landlords with the aim of securing current tenancies when the moratorium on...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Jan 2021
Coles to be granted temporary extended opening hours this week Arrangement means stores in Perth, Peel and South West can open from 7am Monday 1 February to Friday 5 February Special permits for supermarkets are assessed on application The Commissioner for Consumer Protection has granted an extended trading permit for some WA Coles stores so they can open early on weekdays during the State...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Jan 2021
Late or no deliveries of flowers and gifts may be a major issue for consumers Keep photos and receipts of online purchases as proof Check online reviews before making your purchase. Flowers and gifts that don’t arrive in time or arrive but are not what was ordered, are the main consumer issues that can dampen the love this Valentine’s Day (14 February). Shoppers are being advised to seek delivery...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Jan 2021
Penny Lipscombe, Consumer Protection
Penny Lipscombe, Consumer Protection, by CP Media
With Commissioner for Consumer Protection Penny Lipscombe The clock is ticking on WA’s renting moratorium, which will see the ban on rent increases and some evictions being lifted when the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic emergency laws expire on 28 March 2021. Consumer Protection is encouraging landlords and tenants to start a conversation now about what...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Jan 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 31 cents per litre (cpl) to 143.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 27 January 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: Coles Express hiking by 45 cpl up to 155.9 cpl; BP, Caltex/Ampol and Caltex...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Jan 2021
With Commissioner for Consumer Protection Lanie Chopping It’s hard to believe that until 10 years ago there were 17 different national, state and territory laws covering consumer issues in Australia. They were all replaced on 1 January 2011 with one law – the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), which meant that no matter where they are in this country, consumers can know their rights and traders their...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Jan 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 32 cents per litre (cpl) to 142.8 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 20 January 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: Coles Express hiking by 46 cpl up to 155.9 cpl; Caltex Woolworths up to 153.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Jan 2021
Thornlie couple lose their home purchase savings in a payment redirection scam Settlement agent’s email used by scammers looked almost the same Property buyers and sellers should be suspicious of payment demands by email A Thornlie couple’s dream of buying their first home in Australia has been shattered after scammers stole almost $133,000 after cloning the settlement agent’s email address. The...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Jan 2021
Your home is your most important asset, so you’ll naturally want to protect it from unwanted pests like termites and rodents. While most people will undertake some form of simple pest control on their property, sometimes they may need to call in an expert. In the past two years, Consumer Protection has received 203 enquiries and 48 complaints about pest control providers, mostly related to the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Jan 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 32 cents per litre (cpl) to 139.9 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 13 January 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: Coles Express hiking by 44 cpl up to 151.9 cpl; 7-Eleven, Caltex/Ampol, Caltex...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Jan 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by over 31 cents per litre (cpl) to 138.4 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 6 January 2021, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: BP and Caltex Woolworths hiking by 44 cpl up to 149.9 cpl; Puma up to 149.7 cpl; 7...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Jan 2021
Costco’s fuel outlet at Perth Airport offered motorists the cheapest petrol in 2020 with FuelWatch, which is celebrating its 20 th anniversary, releasing its annual list of sites that consistently have bargain prices. On average, the Costco price for ULP was 95.1 cents per litre (cpl) over the year but is only available to members, so FuelWatch has also awarded the number one spot to Liberty at...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Jan 2021
The average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) is set to increase by around 31 cents per litre (cpl) to 138.1 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers, if they can, to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Wednesday 30 December 2020, most branded retailers are hiking their ULP price: 7-Eleven, Caltex/Ampol, BP, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express hiking by...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Dec 2020

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