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Consumer Protection has at its disposal a wide range of enforcement options when dealing with breaches of fair trading legislation. Enforceable undertakings are just one of these options. An enforceable undertaking is a legally binding agreement where the trader or business agrees to do certain...
Enforceable undertakings
Consultation on unsolicited consumer agreements ( Door to door sales) Status: Closed 26 July 2013. Comments were sought on a proposal to amend the Australian Consumer Law (WA) to vary permitted calling hours for unsolicited consumer agreements – also known as door to door sales in 2013. The...
Consultations
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Updates on the progression of the review and changes are available on the limited partnerships law reform page. Status: Closed 3 February 2014 Consumer Protection was seeking the views of the community in regards to proposed reforms to limited partnership laws. Background The current laws have been...
Consultations
You must have a motor vehicle repair certificate if you carry on the business of motor vehicle repair work as prescribed under the Motor Vehicle Repairers Regulations in Western Australia. A motor vehicle repairer's certificate is a "licence" for individuals who: own a repair business and do repair...
Motor vehicle repairers
Continuous advertising of goods or services at "sale" or "reduced" prices is illegal. For example, if a retailer regularly had a "50% off sale" over a period of time, the 50 per cent price would be considered the retailer's normal or regular selling price. "Clearance", "closing down" and "...
Advertising and promotion
If you offer gifts or prizes as part of an advertising campaign and don't intend to supply the gifts or prizes or intend to supply gifts or prizes different to those advertised, then you would breach the law. If consumers were required to pay more to claim a "free gift" or if you advertise a cash...
Advertising and promotion
Offers of additional "free" services, such as installation or fitting, are illegal if such services are normally included in the regular total price. Similarly, if the total price has been increased to include "free fitting", it would promote an impression of saving which was not genuine and...
Advertising and promotion
In monitoring advertising standards, Consumer Protection pays particular attention to "fine print exclusions". The overall impression created by an advertisement is important. Qualifications of claims in a small font print may not correct a misleading impression created by other more prominent...
Advertising and promotion
Bait advertising is so called because it offers a "bait" to draw customers to the store or business and they can get "caught" as a result. Enticing prospective customers into stores when there are reasonable grounds for believing that the goods will not be in the store or are unlikely to be...
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The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 18 cents per litre (cpl) to 156.6 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 19 June 2018, most Caltex Woolworths, BP, Caltex, Puma and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 159.9 cpl (an increase of between 20 cpl and 25 cpl). All 7-...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Jun 2018
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 18 cents per litre (cpl) to 157.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 12 June 2018, most 7-Eleven, BP and Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price to 161.9 cpl (an increase of 24 cpl). Most Caltex Woolworths, Puma and Coles Express sites are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jun 2018
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 18 cents per litre (cpl) to 159 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 5 June 2018, most BP, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price to 163.9 cpl (increasing between 25 and 26 cpl). Most 7-Eleven, Coles Express and Puma sites...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Jun 2018
Rand Transport (1986) Pty Ltd was handed a $45,000 fine and a $2900 costs penalty in the Perth Magistrate Court following serious ammonia gas burns to a contract worker. Rand, a cold storage food distributor, pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace where contractors were not exposed to hazards. On 11 December 2014, during the construction of a dividing wall within a...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 May 2018
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by 20 cents per litre (cpl) to 159.8 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 29 May 2018, most BP, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 163.9 cpl (increasing between 23 and 27 cpl). All 7-Eleven sites are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 May 2018
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 19 cents per litre (cpl) to 158.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 22 May 2018, most Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 163.9 cpl (an increase of 27 cpl). Most BP, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are increasing their...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 May 2018
FGS Contracting Pty Ltd and the Director Ryan Wayne Franceschi, were fined today in the Perth Magistrate Court in relation to serious injuries caused to a 17 year old worker in Esperance. FGS Contracting Pty Ltd was fined $225,000 for failure to meet their duty to provide a safe workplace and for failing to ensure the correct high-risk work license. Additionally, Franceschi as the Director was...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 May 2018
Consumer Protection is warning home owners and tradies in WA to be on alert for a known Victorian conman who is masquerading as a landscaper and has already ripped off two consumers and a sub-contractor for large amounts of money. 49 year old Raymond El-Safadi (aka Mohammed Hussein ), who operates under ABN 71 802 749 742 and two business names Elite Gardening and Tree Lopping Services and Lawn...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 May 2018
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 17 cents per litre (cpl) to 153.1 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 15 May 2018, most Puma, 7-Eleven, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price to 159.9 cpl (an increase of between 22 and 27 cpl). Most Vibe...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 May 2018
Building and Energy (formerly EnergySafety) and WorkSafe have issued a reminder on the importance of understanding and avoiding the electrical hazards in roof spaces, with new regulations coming into effect on Monday (14 May 2018). Director of Energy Safety Ken Bowron today cautioned homeowners to be mindful of the electrical hazards in roof spaces. “Homeowners may need to access the roof space...
WorkSafe
Media release
11 May 2018

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