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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
A Canning Vale vehicle repairer has been fined $10,000 and ordered to pay costs of $962 for operating without a licence. K J & C Thompson Pty Ltd, trading as Autospark Canning Vale in Bannister Road, was convicted by the Armadale Magistrates Court on 8 February 2013. The Court was told that the business first submitted an application for a motor vehicle repairer licence in June 2009 and was...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Feb 2013
A Henderson engineering company has been fined $10,000 for allowing workers to do high risk work when they did not hold a licence for that class of work. KEP Management Services Pty Ltd – trading as Phillips Engineering – pleaded guilty to two charges of allowing unlicensed dogging work and was fined in the Fremantle Magistrates Court this week. One of the workers at the company’s main workshop...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Feb 2013
A construction and services contracting company has been fined $65,000 (plus almost $8000 in costs) over an incident in which an assembled street light came too close to high-voltage power lines near a Shell service station. Thiess Services Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to two charges of failing to provide a safe workplace and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court this week. In February 2009, Thiess...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Feb 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 7 February 2013, BP sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 18 cents per litre (cpl) up to 154.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 17 cpl up to 153.9 cpl, most Coles Express sites by 16 cpl up to 152.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites by up to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Feb 2013
The property industry in WA has been warned to be on high alert after recent attempts by overseas criminals to fraudulently sell two WA homes. In separate incidents, real estate agents were approached by fraudsters who successfully changed the contact details of the real owners of the properties, who both lived in South Africa. Copies of documents related to the management of the properties were...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Feb 2013
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a worker at a glass manufacturing premises in Osborne Park today. The man was believed to have been in an area where large containers of glass sheets were being moved when one fell over, striking him. Inspectors travelled to the site soon after and will interview witnesses and investigate the circumstances. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Feb 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 31 January 2013, most Caltex and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 149.9 cpl. Most BP, Caltex Woolworths, Gull and Peak sites are hiking their ULP price to 148.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP will be 146.0 cpl, however there...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Jan 2013
Consumer Protection has welcomed the launch of an online application facility that will provide easier access for low income earners to get affordable loans. Speaking at the launch today, Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said that being able to apply for these loans online is a great advantage to consumers who need it most. “Providing better accessibility through an online...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Jan 2013
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 Commission
Media release
25 Jan 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 24 January 2013, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 148.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express, Gull and Peak sites are raising their ULP price to 146.9 cpl and most Caltex sites to 145.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP will be...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Jan 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 17 January 2013, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price tomorrow by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 148.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are raising their ULP price by 11 cpl up to 147.9 cpl, most Caltex Woolworths sites by 10 cpl up to 146.9 cpl, most BP sites by 9 cpl up to 145.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Jan 2013
An Eden Hill man has been convicted for a second time and fined a total of $10,000 for promoting and taking part in an illegal pyramid scheme. Graeme John Eddington, who operated under the business name Living Polarbear Style, was fined $5,000 each on two charges of participating in a pyramid scheme and attempting to induce another man to participate in the scheme. Mr Eddington was also ordered...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Jan 2013
The first serious cyclone threat of the season has prompted WorkSafe to issue a reminder to ensure contingency plans have been swung into action and that workers in all workplaces under threat are familiar with the plans. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today it was crucial that everyone at sea and on land knew what to do when there was a cyclone in the area. "With Severe Tropical...
WorkSafe
Media release
10 Jan 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol - that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 10 January 2013, most Caltex sites are raising their ULP price tomorrow by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 149.9 cpl. Most BP, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 13 cpl up to 148.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Jan 2013
WorkSafe has issued a reminder to all workplaces to keep safety a high priority when returning to work after the festive season. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that there had been nine work-related fatalities in WA so far this financial year, and employers and workers should guard against complacency. "People returning to work after the festive break need to be especially...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Jan 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 3 January 2013, most Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 149.9 cpl. Most BP and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cpl up to 148.9 cpl. The majority of Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 14 cpl up to 147.9 cpl, while...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Jan 2013
Consumer Protection has named its top five complaints of 2012 – solar products were the burning issue of the year, while air transport, discount vouchers, fencing and pre-assembled furniture were numbers two to five on the list. WA ScamNet recorded $1.7 million in losses to scams over the 12 month period with romance scams accounting for about $870,000 of the total. Acting Commissioner for...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Dec 2012
The Commissioner for Consumer Protection is warning WA consumers not to deal with online trader George Sekuloski, also known as Goce Sekuloski who is the director of Bulk Imports & Exports Pty Ltd. Since 2011, there have been 38 complaints made to Consumer Protection about the trader and his business which sells a range of products including solar panels, generators, spas, saunas and camping...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Dec 2012
Thirty of the world’s leading experts in quad bike safety assembled in Sydney this week as part of a project to improve quad bike safety. The $1 million quad bike crash performance research, testing and design project is being undertaken by the Heads of Workplace Safety Authorities (HWSA), the body representing Australasia’s work safety and health regulators. The NSW-funded research is being...
WorkSafe
Media release
21 Dec 2012

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