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Consumer Protection recognises that while advertisers generally make every endeavour to be accurate, there will be occasions when errors occur. We recommend that as soon as a mistake is identified, you place an apology or clarification statement in the publication in which the error occurred. If...
Advertising and promotion
If your advertising refers to the cost of credit in any way (for example, that you can provide a cheap finance deal, or you invite your customers to compare your rates), then you are required to include certain information. Your advertisement does not need to contain an annual percentage rate for...
Advertising and promotion
Photographs, drawings and other images must correspond with the advertised price and product. The reader or viewer should reasonably expect to be able to buy the product featured at the price mentioned. For example, it would be considered a breach of Australian Consumer Law to show a current model...
Advertising and promotion
Ambush advertising is when a retailer makes an offer purporting to beat any offer elsewhere. While this can be an effective marketing tool, it may also create problems for you. When advertising in this way, you must be prepared to honour the offer being made. If a competitor is prepared to sell...
Advertising and promotion
An "introductory" offer is an offer of a product or service that you have not previously provided. Clearly, it is impossible to make a price comparison in any "introductory" offer because you would not have established a regular selling price. If you can substantiate it, you may make claims such as...
Advertising and promotion
CPD Points The requirements of CPD are prescribed by legislation and all licensees and sales representatives must comply or face a penalty of up to $5000. How many CPD points must I accrue each year? In accordance with the Regulations, at least three mandatory and seven elective points must be...
Real estate agents and sales representatives
The CPD program is compulsory professional development training for the real estate and business broking industries in Western Australia. All real estate agents and business agents are required to participate in the program and acquire 10 CPD points each calendar year. All sales representatives,...
Real estate agents and sales representatives
Compulsory Professional Development (CPD) is designed to increase the knowledge, skills and professionalism of those working in the real estate and business broking industries. The aim of CPD is to increase consumer protection and promote consumer confidence in the real estate industry. The...
Real estate agents and sales representatives
The proactive compliance program assists agents in complying with legislative requirements, identifying and rectifying areas of risk, and providing advice to agents. This is achieved through voluntary agency visits and industry seminars. Proactive compliance visits The visits are designed to...
Real estate agents and sales representatives
The Western Australian Consumer Protection Awards provides an opportunity to reward and recognise the achievements of individuals, non-government organisations, businesses, local governments, journalists and media outlets that have increased awareness of consumer issues, provided support for...
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Building Commissioner Ken Bowron has suspended Choiceliving (WA) Pty Ltd’s (BC101237) building contractor registration due to concerns about the company’s financial status.
Building and Energy
Media release
25 Jan 2018
Westminster man Jeffrey Dean Ramsey (BP102256 – cancelled) has been fined $5,000 and is no longer a registered builder in Western Australia after he provided false or misleading information to the Building Services Board to become registered.
Building and Energy
Media release
24 Jan 2018
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 18 cents per litre (cpl) to 146.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 23 January 2018, most 7-Eleven, Puma, Caltex Woolworths, BP, Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 149.9 cpl (an increase of between 20 and 26 cpl) and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Jan 2018
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 18 cents per litre (cpl) to 146.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 16 January 2018, most 7-Eleven, Caltex Woolworths, BP, Puma, Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 149.9 cpl (an increase of between 20 and 26 cpl) and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Jan 2018
A rogue tree lopper with a long history with Consumer Protection regarding complaints about his dodgy business practices is now the subject of yet another public warning, which now includes his nephew. Sean Robert Weinthal of Wanneroo has twice been prosecuted and has also been the subject of numerous warnings since 2006. A high level of consumer enquiries and complaints against him recently has...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jan 2018
Fremantle registered builder D2R Pty Ltd (BC14008) and its sole director and nominated supervisor Andrzej Zubowicz (BP6530), of Hamilton Hill, have been fined $5,000 each by the Building Services Board for negligent conduct. The conduct related to contracts the company entered into in 2015 for the construction of four residential units in Joondanna valued at $1.3 million and a granny flat and...
Building and Energy
Media release
10 Jan 2018
A motor vehicle repair company based in Bellevue has been fined $1,000 by the Midland Magistrates Court for operating without a licence. Blue Dog Garage Pty Ltd was also ordered to pay costs of $932.74 when the company pleaded guilty to breaching the Motor Vehicle Repairers Act. The business was informed by Consumer Protection about the requirement to obtain a licence in March 2016 and April 2016...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Jan 2018
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by over 18 cents per litre (cpl) to 146 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 9 January 2018, most Caltex Woolworths, 7-Eleven, BP, Puma, Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 149.9 cpl (an increase of between 20 and 25 cpl) and most...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Jan 2018
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 17 cents per litre (cpl) to 145.7 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 2 January 2018, most Caltex Woolworths, BP, Caltex, Puma and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 149.9 cpl (an increase of between 21 and 25 cpl) and most 7-...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Jan 2018
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 16 cents per litre (cpl) to 144.4 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 26 December 2017, most Caltex Woolworths, BP, Puma, Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 149.9 cpl (an increase of between 20 and 26 cpl). Perth’s...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Dec 2017

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