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Consumer Protection and WA Police Major Fraud Squad will be holding an education session in Geraldton after it was identified that in recent months more than $1 million dollars has been sent to scammers in West Africa from the Midwest region alone. Members of the community are invited to come along to the Geraldton RSL Club on 46 Chapman Road at 5.30pm, Tuesday 26 March 2013 to hear information...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Mar 2013
22 March 2013 – 11.30am-2pm The University Club of Western Australia, Hackett Drive, Crawley The ninth annual Western Australian Consumer Protection Awards are being announced by new Commerce Minister Michael Mischin on 22 March 2013. The Rona Okely Award acknowledges an individual Western Australian who has influenced and inspired the advancement, development and promotion of consumer protection...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Mar 2013
A self-employed carpenter has been fined $4000.00 for failing to provide fall prevention equipment and edge protection while working on the roof of a shed. Brendan Keith Purchase – trading as Brendan Purchase Carpentry Service – pleaded guilty to failing to provide fall prevention and edge protection and was fined in the Esperance Magistrates Court last week. In early 2011, Mr Purchase was...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Mar 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 21 March 2013, most Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 153.9 cpl. Most BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 11 cpl up to 152.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are putting their ULP price up by 10 cpl up to 151.9 cpl. Most Gull and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Mar 2013
A solar company that made an unsolicited approach to a pensioner, signed her up for a $9,000 contract, and failed to inform her of her right to cancel, has been fined $15,000 in the first successful legal action of its kind by Consumer Protection. Solar Harness Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to five offences under the Australian Consumer Law and was ordered to pay Court costs of $1,320 in addition to the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Mar 2013
Seminars will be held in Perth in March and eight regional towns during April and May on the 2013 amendments to the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and other policy and legislation-related matters. The two metropolitan BCA seminars will be run in West Perth by the Australian Building Codes Board on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 March 2013. The Building Commission will then take the information...
Building Commission
Media release
18 Mar 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 14 March 2013, most BP and Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 154.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths and Coles sites are hiking their ULP price by 11 cpl up to 153.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to 151.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Mar 2013
The Commissioner for Consumer Protection has revoked the charitable collection licence of Strike A Chord Inc. Commissioner Anne Driscoll and the independent Charitable Collections Advisory Committee formed the view that the licence of the charity, whose mission statement is to share the gift of music with seriously ill and disadvantaged children, should be revoked following a detailed...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Mar 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 7 March 2013, most Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 157.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths and BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 10 cpl up to 155.9 cpl, most Caltex sites by 9 cpl up to 154.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites by 9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Mar 2013
A Bentley man who sold 27 cars in one year when he didn’t have a motor vehicle dealer’s licence has been fined $10,000 and ordered to pay $425 in costs by the Perth Magistrates Court. Faizan Afzal bought the vehicles between February 2011 and March 2012 either through individual private sales or an auction house. He then placed 191 adverts on the online classifieds website Gumtree. Commissioner...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Mar 2013

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