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A Karrinyup settlement agent who represented that she was a licensed settlement agent after her triennial certificate had lapsed has been fined $4,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court. Michelle Louise Owen, trading as Swan River Conveyancing, pleaded guilty on 5 April 2013 to eleven charges relating to misrepresentations made during the settlement of three properties in Wembley Downs, East...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Apr 2013
Consumer Protection has warned real estate agents, property managers and landlords about late bond lodgements after an agency was fined $10,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court. Dalgon Pty Ltd, formerly trading as Acton West and now trading as Acton Cottesloe, pleaded guilty on 5 April 2013 to 27 charges of failing to lodge security bond money with the Bond Administrator ‘as soon as practicable’,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Apr 2013
Westminster man Abdol Hoseini has been fined $750 and ordered to pay costs of $213 by the Perth Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to one charge relating to advertising his painting services in a way that implied he was registered when he was not. Mr Hoseini displayed a sign at a Yokine property that quoted the registration number of a person to whom he had no relationship. In Western...
Building Commission
Media release
04 Apr 2013
Leeming man Vernon Mica Clements has been fined $1,300 and ordered to pay costs of $213 by the Perth Magistrates Court after being found guilty of one charge of carrying out unregistered painting work and one charge of alluding to being a registered painter. Mr Clements, trading under the name ‘Intergrated Roofing Services’, alluded to a potential client that he was a registered painter in order...
Building Commission
Media release
04 Apr 2013
Wembley Downs man Gary Benjamin Hill has been successfully prosecuted by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB) for three charges relating to carrying out unlicensed plumbing work. Mr Hill, the holder of a plumbing tradesperson’s licence, failed to renew his licence in January 2011. This resulted in his licence being cancelled. Despite receiving notice from the PLB that he was not entitled to do so,...
Building Commission
Media release
04 Apr 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 4 April 2013, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 150.9 cpl. Most Coles Express, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cpl up to 149.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to 148.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Apr 2013
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 56-year-old man at a property at Uduc near Harvey yesterday. The man was believed to have unloaded several horses from a large transport vehicle when a door/ramp dropped on to him. WorkSafe inspectors travelled to the site from the Bunbury office and are investigating the circumstances of the incident. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates serious...
WorkSafe
Media release
28 Mar 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 28 March 2013, most Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 11 cents per litre (cpl) up to 150.9 cpl. Most BP, Coles Express and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 10 cpl up to 149.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to 146.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Mar 2013
Consumer Protection has taken legal action against a rogue fencing contractor who has been the subject of a high number of complaints from consumers. United Fencing (WA) Pty Ltd of Mandurah, a registered company of sole director James Lee Battah of Harvey, closed their Bunbury office earlier this year. The company has signed a Court enforceable undertaking under the Australian Consumer Law with...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Mar 2013
Tuesday, 26 March 2013, 10.30am Consumer Protection regional office 3/ 50-52 Durlacher Street, Geraldton Detective Senior Sergeant Dom Blackshaw from WA Police Major Fraud Squad and Detective Senior Constable Rob Martin will be available to talk about their visit to Geraldton as part of Project Sunbird. Background: In May 2012 the WA Police Major Fraud Squad began ‘Operation Sunbird’ to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Mar 2013

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