Consumer

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With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection Gary Newcombe... Consumer Protection is seeking feedback on various options for changes to the laws regulating the buying, selling and repair of motor vehicles in Western Australia. These laws impact consumers who buy motor vehicles (including cars, caravans, camper vans and motor cycles) from dealers, as well as consumers who have any of these...
Consumer Protection
Department News
19 Nov 2015
A product recall has been issued for the Companion COMP243 and Adventuridge 41480 portable camping butane heater. The portable camping heater is designed for outdoor use only and requires a disposable 220G Butane Gas Cartridge for operation. The Companion COMP243 was available in various camping stores from 01.03.2015. The Adventuridge 41480 was available for sale in ALDI Stores from 21.03.2015...
Building and Energy
Alert
19 Nov 2015
Consumer Protection has taken action to stop the sale of, and secure refunds for consumers who bought a device that’s supposed to reduce rust and corrosion by as much as 80% in motor vehicles but fails to do so. The device, which was often sold as part of a package of after sales care products on new vehicles, connects to the vehicle’s battery. Computerised Electronic Corrosion Inhibitor Units (...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Nov 2015
A migrant family whose names appear on Fremantle’s Welcome Walls has been the target of a scam attempt, with Consumer Protection and the Western Australian Museum concerned that others in WA’s migrant community may also be targeted. The Welcome Walls, which were completed by the WA Museum in 2010, pay tribute to migrants who arrived in WA by sea and their names are listed on 400 panels outside...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Nov 2015
A solar company has been fined a total of $15,000 by the Midland Magistrates Court for breaking laws relating to the rights of consumers to a cooling off period and for making a false or misleading representation on promotional leaflets. Polaris Solar Pty Ltd (in liquidation) was convicted on 16 November 2015 of committing four offences against the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) for failing to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Nov 2015
Red tape reforms set to save West Australians at least $150 million during the next five years have been revealed in the State's inaugural Red Tape Reduction Report Card.
Building and Energy
Department News
17 Nov 2015
From 1 November 2015 Great Lakes Australia (GLA) commenced issuing Home Indemnity Insurance (HII) Policies via their agent Residential Builders Underwriting Agency (RBUA) with all Calliden HII Policies transferred over to GLA via a Scheme of Arrangement. All Western Australian HII policies are now issued by either RBUA or QBE Insurance. Further information on HII can be found on the Home...
Building and Energy
Department News
17 Nov 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 14 cents per litre (cpl) to 131.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 17 November 2015, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP prices to 139.9 cpl, most sites increasing by 20 cpl. The majority of BP, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Nov 2015
With Acting Consumer Protection Commissioner Gary Newcombe Due to their popularity at Halloween-time, I recently used my weekly Community News column to remind consumers to have their eyes open to the potential safety risk posed by short-term wear lenses that allow you to change your eye colour temporarily, or to display a fun pattern over your iris. This week a Facebook post by a mum in the UK,...
Consumer Protection
Department News
10 Nov 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 17 cents per litre (cpl) to 131.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 10 November 2015, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP prices to 137.9 cpl, most sites increasing by 25 cpl. The majority of BP, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Puma...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Nov 2015

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