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Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien has urged Western Australian home owners and property agents to remain vigilant after three new real estate scam attempts were reported .
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Jun 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 31 May 2012, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) to 151.9 cpl, while most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 11 cpl to 150.9 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are increasing their prices up to 148.9 cpl. Tomorrow'...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 May 2012
The Supreme Court has ruled that a ‘rent to buy’ property scheme operating in WA was illegal because the promoters are not licensed real estate agents, and had misled consumers. The landmark ruling by the Supreme Court declared that unlicensed promoters of a rent to buy scheme, No Loan Home Pty Ltd, its sole director Filip (Fil) Butkovic and employee Nikola (Nik) Butkovic, of Nedlands, had...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 May 2012
An Esperance car dealer has had his licence to operate suspended for three months by the State Administrative Tribunal in Perth for failing to record the purchase of a vehicle and for deceptive conduct. Stephen George Poyner, who operates the car dealership GS Motors in Esperance as well as Hollywood Hire Cars, breached the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act when he failed to enter the purchase of 1998...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 May 2012
The State Government has released new guidelines for the storage of LP Gas cylinders on properties in bushfire-prone areas .
EnergySafety
Media release
24 May 2012
Consumer Protection has begun disciplinary action against a Mirrabooka real estate agent following the fraudulent sale of a Ballajura home last year. The Department has lodged an application with the State Administrative Tribunal to hear the case against Samykannu Pty Ltd, trading as L.J. Hooker Mirrabooka, and licensee Mr John Samykannu for alleged breaches of the real estate agents’ Code of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 May 2012
New guide aims to reduce the risk of LPG explosions The State Government has released new guidelines for the storage of LP Gas cylinders on properties in bushfire-prone areas. Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien said the Government had developed the guidelines after EnergySafety testing found gas cylinders could explode if they fell over during a fire. The Keelty Report into the 2011 bushfires in the...
EnergySafety
Media release
24 May 2012
WA consumers have lost tens of thousands of dollars so far this year with a spike in reports of 'help me' scams. These scams involve a consumer getting a phone call or email saying that a family member or close friend is in trouble and in urgent need of financial assistance. It can involve email accounts being hacked by the scammers and they also use personal information obtained on the internet...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 May 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday 24 May 2012, most Coles Express, Caltex Woolworths, Caltex and BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 151.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of 12 cpl. Many Gull and Peak sites are also increasing their prices by between 10 and 11 cpl to 149.9 cpl. The Perth average tomorrow will be 149.4...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 May 2012
The registration of business names will go national next week when Consumer Protection in WA hands over this responsibility to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). From Monday 28 May 2012 a new national business names register will go live. The change will affect those who want to register a new business name, already have a business name registered in WA or another State...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 May 2012

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