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Shelley painting company Jackal Nominees Pty Ltd and its director Fortunato (John) Giovanni Del Fante , trading as Pedrini Painting – Del Fante , have been ordered to pay fines of $10,000 and costs of $414.60 each after being successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration and contractual offences that occurred when the company was not registered.
Building and Energy
Media release
09 Nov 2015
Feedback is being sought on various options for changes to the laws regulating the buying, selling and repair of motor vehicles in Western Australia. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection Gary Newcombe is encouraging consumers and anyone involved in the industry to have their say through a consultation paper released today (Friday 6 November 2015). “With more than two million motor vehicles...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Nov 2015
An unlicensed motor vehicle dealer who was fined $20,000 and ordered to pay costs of $563 by the Armadale Magistrates Court about three months ago has had his fine reduced to $12,000 and costs increased to $1,058.10 this week. 23-year-old Joshua Robert Clifford WAYNE, currently of Roleystone, had purchased 59 vehicles and sold 50 from July 2013 to March 2015 without having a licence as required...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Nov 2015
A product safety recall has been issued for the 'Jumbuck' 6 burner solid hotplate barbecue, model number BG1507B6 Item number 3171031. Batch numbers are labelled on the side of the unit, numbers are 1516, 1518, 1522, 1525, 1529. The barbecues have been sold nationally at Bunnings Warehouses since June 2015 (Price: $299.00). In isolated cases, the burners may not align correctly with the gas...
Building and Energy
Alert
05 Nov 2015
WA consumers who signed up to rent-to-buy property deals will receive a total of $70,000 compensation as settlement of Supreme Court action taken by Consumer Protection against the promoters of the scheme. The compensation will go to three groups of consumers who agreed to take part in rent-to-buy property deals promoted by Presto Property Solutions Pty Ltd and its Director Ms Rowan Amanda Lines...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Nov 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by 17 cents per litre (cpl) to 131.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 3 November 2015, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 27 cpl, to 139.9 cpl. The majority of Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 137.9 cpl, most BP sites...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Nov 2015
Bibra Lake roof repairer David William Fuery , trading as Affect Roof Restoration , has been ordered to pay a fine of $10,000 and costs of $871.50 for contractual offences and failing to comply with an order of the Building Commissioner.
Building and Energy
Media release
02 Nov 2015
Darlington unregistered builder Ernest Jackson , trading as Jackson Design and Build and Jackson Carpentry , has been ordered to pay a fine of $20,000 and costs of $871.40 for registration and contractual offences, bringing his total fines for building offences to $50,700 in two years.
Building and Energy
Media release
02 Nov 2015
Romance fraudsters often pretend to be engineers or military men but one of the latest scams foiled by Consumer Protection and WA Police Major Fraud Squad’s Project Sunbird involves a fake interior designer ‘Allan McCarty’ and a Perth woman has lost $300,000. The victim is not prepared to speak to the media but her case sparked an investigation leading to the discovery of several other Australian...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Nov 2015
WA consumers are being warned for the second time not to deal with a tradesman who continues to accept substantial deposits from customers, but fails to begin or complete the work. Mark Edward Straw, currently trading as Complete Ceilings and Renovations Pty Ltd of High Wycombe and formerly trading as Marks Ceilings & Renovations, has been warned by both Consumer Protection and the Building...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Nov 2015

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