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Consumer Protection has taken action against a training provider offering courses in high risk work who has failed to provide the services which include submitting a licence application for workers who have completed the training. A & J Training and Assessing Pty Ltd, of Mandurah, and its sole Director Andre Edward Bucci , have entered into an enforceable undertaking requiring him to provide...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Oct 2015
Consumer Protection is warning Western Australians not to get involved in pyramid schemes as they could result in prosecution and money invested in the schemes could be lost, resulting in financial ruin. The alert follows the successful prosecution of a Ballajura man, Leon Shipard (76) who had been promoting pyramid schemes based in the United States. On 30 September 2015, the Joondalup...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Oct 2015
Travel buying tips to avoid holiday hell The recent collapse of a travel agent business in WA and similar instances over East should send a warning to Australians looking to buy airfares and/or holiday accommodation. Consumers who had paid cash, in person or by direct bank transfer, for travel services lost their money when the agent failed to pass funds on to suppliers or cancelled booked travel...
Consumer Protection
Department News
01 Oct 2015
Consumer Protection and WorkSafe would like to remind the community and travel industry about the importance of having an alert driver on express coach or bus services going from Western Australia to Victoria for the AFL Grand Final. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection Gary Newcombe said footy fans from Perth, heading across the Nullarbor, should seek assurances from coach or bus charter...
Consumer Protection
Alert
29 Sep 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 15 cents per litre (cpl) to 136.7 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 29 September 2015, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP prices to 143.9 cpl, most sites increasing by 22 cpl. Most BP sites are increasing to 141.9 cpl; the majority of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Sep 2015
An unlicensed car dealer operating mostly from his Yokine home has been fined $8,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court on 24 September 2015. Zaid Tareq Al-Asadi was convicted of buying and selling numerous motor vehicles between October 2012 and June 2014, without having a licence as required by the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. He was ordered to pay costs of $5,725. Acting Commissioner for Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Sep 2015
With Acting Consumer Protection Commissioner Gary Newcombe The Syrian refugee crisis has prompted an outpouring of public support for those in need of aid. Consumer Protection would like to remind Western Australians, who try to make a difference through charitable donations, to choose an established humanitarian charity. Charities in Western Australia need to be licensed and you can check...
Consumer Protection
Department News
25 Sep 2015
Consumer Protection is warning businesses not to deal with ‘bitumen bandits’ who offer to lay driveways on-the-spot with material supposedly leftover from another job. A report received by Consumer Protection suggests that a British man is approaching business owners in the Willetton area with the offer of immediate start, drive-way laying services, using asphalt in his truck, leftover from...
Consumer Protection
Alert
25 Sep 2015
A Kalgoorlie real estate agency and its licensee have been reprimanded, fined $8,000 and the agent suspended from holding a licence and triennial certificate for nine months by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) after making an illegal withdrawal from the agency’s trust account. Vasad Pty Ltd , trading as Fyson & Associates , and its licensee Christopher Hugh Fyson faced disciplinary...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Sep 2015
Three quad bike deaths in Western Australia so far this year have prompted a joint warning from Consumer Protection and WorkSafe about the dangers of these off-road vehicles. Details of this year’s fatalities in WA, according to Safe Work Australia, include: 6 year old boy died in a rollover on a farming property near Southern Cross on 20 April 2015 67 year old man died in a collision while...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Sep 2015
Consumer Protection is warning pet-buyers about a scam Facebook page called ‘Bulldog Puppies for sale in Australia’ as attempts are made to shut the page down. The Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection, Gary Newcombe, says two consumers have reported losing money after trying to buy puppies through the page, prompting the alert. “A Western Australian woman lost $2,500 when trying to buy a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Sep 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 13 cents per litre (cpl) to 136.1 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 22 September 2015, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP prices to 141.9 cpl, most sites increasing by 18 cpl. Most BP, Coles and Puma sites are increasing to 139.9 cpl and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Sep 2015
A Mandurah real estate agency and one of its sales representatives have been fined for failing to disclose important information about a property prior to its sale. LBC Holdings Pty Ltd , trading as Harcourts Mandurah , was fined $3,000 and sales representative Craig John Timmens was fined $1,500 by the State Administrative Tribunal in a settlement of disciplinary action taken by Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Sep 2015
Consumer Protection and WorkSafe have issued a warning after traces of asbestos were found in some imported crayons. Testing carried out by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and WorkSafe Victoria found asbestos at trace levels in the following products: Dora the Explorer personalised 32 pack crayons Dora the Explorer jumbo crayons Arti Crafti 16 piece crayons Peppa Pig 8...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Sep 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 16 cents per litre (cpl) to 137.8 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 15 September 2015, most Puma sites are increasing their ULP prices to 145.9 cpl, most sites increasing by 24 cpl. Most Caltex sites are increasing to 143.9 cpl; the majority of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Sep 2015
Western Australian children will have the difficult but fun task of choosing their favourites from 286 showbags at this year's IGA Perth Royal Show after they were given the all clear from safety inspectors. Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said after thorough checks by Consumer Protection and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, all showbags were deemed safe for children. "The...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Sep 2015
The WA community has its annual opportunity to nominate deserving candidates for a Consumer Protection Award, from now until the end of November 2015. This is the 12 th year that Consumer Protection will formally recognise those involved in consumer or tenant advocacy. Award categories acknowledging the promotion of product safety in the WA marketplace and journalism that raises awareness of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Sep 2015
A Kinross man who was the subject of a joint public warning by the Building Commission, Energy Safety and Consumer Protection in August has registered a new business name, prompting a renewed call for consumers to be vigilant when engaging anyone to carry out plumbing or gasfitting services. Last month’s warning stated that Hajir Mobin , trading as Danny’s Plumbing and Gas Services , may be...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Sep 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 16 cents per litre (cpl) to 136.4 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 8 September 2015, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP prices to 144.9 cpl, most sites increasing by 25 cpl. Most Puma sites are increasing to 142.9 cpl; the majority of BP...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Sep 2015
Last year's historic extended Christmas trading hours will apply again this year, with all general retail shops in the Perth metropolitan area able to open as early as 7am on weekdays and Saturdays. The extended trading hours, which begin on Saturday, December 5 and end on January 1, 2016, include an earlier 8am opening on Sundays and a later 6pm closing on Saturdays and Sundays. Commerce...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Sep 2015
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection Gary Newcombe Puppy scammers are getting their claws into the money of pet-buyers in Western Australia. WA ScamNet – the area of Consumer Protection that deals with consumer fraud – received four reports of monetary loss to puppy sale scams recently. All of the victims had been buying online but there were slight differences in their stories: One...
Consumer Protection
Department News
04 Sep 2015
Page last updated 5 October 2015 What models are affected? They are all top loaders and the numbers are: SW75V9WIP/XSA; SW65V9WIP/XSA; SW70SPWIP/XSA; SW80SPWIP/XSA; WA85GWGIP/XSA and WA85GWWIP/XSA. I had my machine repaired as part of the recall – do I need to do anything? We understand there has been at least one fire in WA involving a ‘reworked’ machine and there have been at least 17 fire...
Consumer Protection
Alert
02 Sep 2015
WA owners of recalled models of Samsung top loader washing machines are being advised by Consumer Protection to urgently seek a refund from their retailer or supplier. Consumers are no longer advised to seek a repair from Samsung and should instead organise to obtain a refund and the removal of the affected washing machine from their home as soon as possible. The models subjected to the recall...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Aug 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by 12 cents per litre (cpl) to 134.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 1 September 2015, most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 139.9 cpl, an increase of 11 to 32 cpl by Caltex and 17 cpl by Coles Express. Most BP sites are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Aug 2015
Consumer Protection is warning home owners not to deal with two travelling conmen operating under various company names, after they ignored door to door trading laws while offering driveway and roof repairs to consumers. The warning follows complaints received from WA householders and relates to Felix Moorehouse and John Pio Murphy who are believed to be involved in the following businesses: Top...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Aug 2015

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