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Consumer Protection has lodged a Supreme Court Writ against the promoter of a rent-to-buy property scheme, alleging the company and its Director misled consumers. The Commissioner for Consumer Protection is seeking injunctions against Presto Property Solutions Pty Ltd and Director Ms Rowan Amanda Lines restraining them from making false representations to both buyers and sellers involved in their...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Feb 2013
A company has been fined $60,000 (plus $7673 in costs) over an incident in which a female worker was injured when a lifting device fell onto her from the rear of a truck. National Fleet Administrative Services Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment for a person not being an employee of National Fleet Administrative Services and, by that failure, causing...
WorkSafe
Media release
25 Feb 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 21 February 2013, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also increasing their price tomorrow by 15 cpl up to 157.9 cpl, most BP sites by 14 cpl up to 157.9 cpl and most Coles Express...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Feb 2013
A Kwinana company has been fined a total of $50,000 over an incident in which an empty drum exploded, injuring an employee, and for failing to report the injury. Tox Free (Kwinana) Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment, and was fined $45,000 in the Rockingham Magistrates Court on Thursday. In addition, the company was fined $5000 for failing to report...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Feb 2013
A Queens Park man has been fined $8,000 and ordered to pay $581 in costs by the Perth Magistrates Court for illegal car dealing. Fadhill Hoosen Dulloo had bought 38 vehicles and privately sold 32 of those without a licence between December 2010 and April 2012, in breach of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection Gary Newcombe said the licensing system is in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Feb 2013
A real estate salesman was fined $1,000 and ordered to pay costs of $748 by the Perth Magistrates Court for selling properties without a current certificate of registration. David Paul Gammal sold or leased at least nine properties while working for a city real estate agency between March and November 2011. His certificate of registration had expired in February 2010, but he had altered the date...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Feb 2013
A Welshpool car auction company and its Director have been fined a total of $3,000 for breaking laws related to the selling of vehicles on consignment. Gregsons Auctioneers & Valuers Pty Ltd and Director Jonathan Paul Gregson were also ordered by the Perth Magistrates Court to pay costs of $532 each on 15 February 2012. Consumer Protection told the Court that, in November 2010, the company...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Feb 2013
Breaking hearts and bank balances – organised criminals have defrauded West Australians out of at least $4.5million after starting relationships with victims online, according to figures compiled over the last six months Relationship fraud losses totalling about $568,000 were reported to Consumer Protection’s WA ScamNet between August 2012 and January 2013. However, this proved to be the tip of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Feb 2013
A tree lopping and garden maintenance business, which used bullying tactics against consumers, has been fined by the Perth Magistrates Court after being prosecuted by Consumer Protection. Tracey Gordon is the registered owner and Sean Robert Weinthal is an employee of Manageable Tree Services in Wanneroo, and were previously involved with Metropolitan Tree Services (deregistered) that was named...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Feb 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 14 February 2013, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 155.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 17 cpl up to 157.9 cpl, most Caltex Woolworths sites by 16 cpl up to 156.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Feb 2013

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