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Aubin Grove unregistered builder Craig Douglas Bisdee, as the sole director and secretary of Construct Homes WA Pty Ltd, has been prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration and contractual offences the company committed in contracting for and carrying out home building work at a Queens Park property in late 2011 and early 2012.
Building and Energy
Media release
27 Jan 2016
The number of West Australians falling victim to scams has dropped dramatically, with financial losses almost halving in 2015 compared to the previous year. A total of 456 victims reported losing $9.8 million to scams in 2015, compared to 657 victims losing $16.8 million in 2014, a 42 per cent decrease in losses. Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said the dramatic drop in the past year may be a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Jan 2016
· Fees charged by settlement agents and land valuers in WA to be deregulated · Competition and market forces will keep costs reasonable for consumers · Codes of conduct changes will ensure fee transparency and certainty From February 3, 2016, fees charged by settlement agents and land valuers will no longer be capped by the State Government. Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said it was no longer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Jan 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 10 cents per litre (cpl) to 120.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 26 January 2016, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP prices to 126.9 cpl; an increase of 17 cpl. The majority of Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 125...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Jan 2016
Update 4 February 2016: onsalemarketdeals.com has been suspended. Consumer Protection is urging Western Australians not to place orders with the website onsalemarketdeals.com as WA ScamNet investigates the online business. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard says indications are that the website is fraudulent, prompting an early warning to prevent consumer detriment. “A WA...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Jan 2016
Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard has paid tribute to Rona Okely, a pioneer of consumer rights in Western Australia who passed away on Wednesday night (20 January 2016) at the age of 90. Born in Bunbury in 1925, Rona Okely spent her early years living in regional towns in Western Australia before working in the Army Office and Munitions Stores and Transport during World...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Jan 2016
Consumer Protection warns consumers not to deal with a Perth city jewellery store which is under investigation for failing to provide services and refund deposits. Superfold Pty Ltd , trading as Exclusive the Gallery , operates out of the Bon Marche Arcade off Barrack Street. The store is managed by Chris Tsoutsoulis and his father Bill Tsoutsoulis is the store’s jewellery designer. Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Jan 2016
Consumer Protection is warning WA’s fuel retailers not to charge customers more than the amount reported to FuelWatch or displayed on their price boards and bowsers. It comes after complaints by drivers resulted in $1,000 infringement notices being issued to three separate petrol stations. Allegations investigated in the last quarter of 2015 included: A receipt showing a consumer had paid 133.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Jan 2016
A Bullsbrook horse float business has been fined a total of $60,000 by the Midland Magistrates Court and ordered to pay compensation to consumers of $73,264 after accepting payments but failing to supply, as well as operating without a licence. Robert William O’Neil , trading as Izz-Wil-Cal Floats , was also ordered to pay costs of $2,131 after pleading guilty on 18 January 2016 to seven charges...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Jan 2016
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard If you buy a high-price ticket for a premium event on a yacht with a promise of champagne and caviar, you don’t expect to be served cheap wine and supermarket-bought frozen spring rolls on a fishing boat. This is one of the complaints received by Consumer Protection from ticket-buyers recently, however, headline acts not appearing at...
Consumer Protection
Department News
20 Jan 2016
A Karratha real estate agency has been reprimanded and fined $5,000 by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) for overcharging clients for property inspection and management fees. Seaville Holdings Pty Ltd , trading as First National Real Estate Karratha , was found to have charged the owners of four properties more than what was contracted for property inspection fees between December 2011 and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Jan 2016
An unlicensed motor vehicle dealer has been fined $6,000 by the Midland Magistrates Court and ordered to pay costs of $9,260. After pleading not guilty, the Bassendean man was found guilty at trial to the charge of buying and selling numerous vehicles between January 2012 and May 2013 without having a licence as required by the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. The vehicles, advertised on Gumtree and in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Jan 2016
The average cost of regular unleaded petrol is set to increase by 13 cents per litre (cpl) to 125.0 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 19 January 2016, most BP sites are increasing their ULP prices to 129.9 cpl, an increase of 17 cpl. The majority of Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price to 128...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Jan 2016
The state Metal Trades (General) Award has been amended to increase the tool allowance to $17.10 per week for tradespeople (with a proportionate increase for apprentices). Other allowances including meal allowance and the leading hand allowance have also been increased. The changes were effective as of the first pay period on or after 5 November 2015. The most common allowances are displayed in...
Labour Relations
Alert
15 Jan 2016
Consumer Protection has issued advice to Laura Ashley customers in WA who may be affected by the stores being placed in administration on 7 January 2016. A creditors meeting will be held by 19 January 2016 when the future of the company will be discussed. Until then, the stores continue to trade under supervision of the administrators, FTI Consulting. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Jan 2016
With Acting Consumer Protection Commissioner David Hillyard The holiday season is now in full swing and many families will be travelling and staying in short-stay accommodation which could pose a danger to children if safety standards are ignored. While parents will ensure that their home is a safe environment, the same vigilance may not be applied when on holidays, so it’s important that...
Consumer Protection
Department News
14 Jan 2016
WorkSafe has commenced a proactive inspection program to look at safety in the recreational diving and snorkelling industry. The inspection program will run until the end of the financial year and will include both metropolitan and regional areas of the State. WorkSafe WA Director Joe Attard said today that, although the number of injuries in the recreational diving and snorkelling industry was...
WorkSafe
Media release
12 Jan 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 15 cents per litre (cpl) to 127.6 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 12 January 2016, most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths, Puma, BP and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP prices to 129.9 cpl, an increase of 20 cpl by Caltex, Caltex Woolworths...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jan 2016
UPDATE 25/2/16: With the announcement of the imminent closure of the stores, Consumer Protection advises customers who have refund claims under the Australian Consumer Law to contact the manufacturer in the first instance or, if the manufacturer is not known, to contact the receiver, Ferrier Hodgson. Consumer Protection has issued advice to Dick Smith customers who may be affected by the company’...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Jan 2016
Consumer Protection has expressed concern about the safety of hoverboards and the fire risks associated with some models. Hoverboards, also known as self-balancing scooters, gliders or motorboards, are new to the market and were popular Christmas gifts, but caution is being urged when using and charging the device. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard said six models which...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Jan 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 14 cents per litre (cpl) to 126.7 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 5 January 2016, most Puma, BP, Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP prices to 129.9 cpl - an increase of 20 cpl by Puma, 18 cpl by BP and Caltex and 17 cpl by...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Jan 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 16 cents per litre (cpl) to 129.8 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 29 December 2015, most Puma sites are increasing their ULP prices to 134.9 cpl, an increase of 22 cpl. The majority of Caltex sites are increasing to 133.9 cpl; most United sites...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Dec 2015
A Mandurah real estate agency, its licensee and property manager have been reprimanded by the State Administrative Tribunal for initially failing to take proper preventative measures after being targeted in an attempted property fraud. Peel Realty Pty Ltd , trading as Raine and Horne Mandurah , its licensee Peter Ronald Vetten and property manager Galinda Hodge were reprimanded for failing to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Dec 2015
Flashing decorations and jewellery and musical stockings and greeting cards are among the items that made it on to the naughty list during Consumer Protection’s annual pre-Christmas product safety inspections. We are urging the WA community to check button battery powered products twice because the lithium batteries, which are shiny and might look like sweets to toddlers, can kill or seriously...
Consumer Protection
Department News
23 Dec 2015
A real estate agency and its Directors have provided an undertaking to Consumer Protection over rental income guarantees contained in the advertising of certain properties for sale in Newman. Macro Realty Pty Ltd , located in East Victoria Park, and Directors Desiree Veronica MacPherson and Renee June Smith have entered into an enforceable undertaking with the Department to remove the guarantees...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Dec 2015

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