Consumer

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Consumer Protection has emphasised the accuracy of price and location in real estate advertising remains a crucial element of consumer law and is essential in upholding the integrity of the industry and the reputation of agents. The comment was made after the Supreme Court dismissed the Commissioner for Consumer Protection’s appeal against a Bunbury magistrate’s decision to find a local real...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Feb 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 20 February 2014, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 161.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price up to 160.9 cpl, most Coles Express and Gull sites up to 159.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 158.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Feb 2014
Consumer Protection would like to highlight the actions of a Kimberley travel agency owner who has prevented people in the region from losing thousands of dollars in a Facebook scam involving wire transfer. A customer, who wishes to remain anonymous, turned up at Travel World in Broome on Saturday (15 February 2014) to try to send money via Western Union to America. It is common for travel...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Feb 2014
West Australians are losing almost $25,000 a day to romance fraud in the latest scam figures released by Consumer Protection. In 2013, 187 victims of romance fraud reported losing a total of $8.97 million, an average of about $48,000 per victim, who are equally male and female. This compares dramatically with 2012 figures when 23 WA victims reported a total loss of $870,000. On Valentine’s Day,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Feb 2014
Finalists for the Consumer Protection Awards 2014 have been announced ahead of the 10th annual ceremony to recognise and celebrate community, local government and media contributions to consumer protection in Western Australia. The judges carefully considered submissions from 22 nominees to come up with this shortlist: Rona Okely Award (for individuals) Gavan Forster of the Master Builders...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Feb 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 13 February 2014, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are also increasing their ULP price up to 159.9 cpl, most Gull sites up to 158.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 157.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Feb 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 6 February 2014, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 161.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are also increasing their ULP price up to 161.9 cpl, most Gull and BP sites up to 160.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 159.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Feb 2014
Consumer Protection and the Building Commission have warned Perth homeowners not to deal with unregistered house painters operating in the metropolitan area. Consumers in the Ballajura area have reported being approached by door-to-door workmen offering to paint their roof or driveway for quotes in excess of $1,000. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll says homeowners should refuse...
Building and Energy
Media release
25 Jan 2013
Perth builder Antoun Garcia, trading as High Tech Construction, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for failing to meet his responsibilities under a home building contract. Garcia was found guilty of three charges at the Armadale Magistrates Court on 28 November 2013 and was ordered to pay fines of $12,000 and court costs of $621.15. He did not appear in court. The...
Building and Energy
Department News
12 Dec 2013

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