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A Cottesloe-based real estate agent has been fined $2,000 by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) for failing to disclose to a purchaser during a Karratha commercial property deal that the strata company was involved in litigation. Beverly Jean Ockerby, who was working for Gemstone Holdings Pty Ltd, trading as Ockerby Real Estate, admitted breaching the Real Estate and Business Agents Act and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Sep 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 13 September 2012, most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express, BP, Gull and Peak sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 151.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average price will be 149 cpl, however there will be more than 40 Perth sites selling below 140 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Sep 2012
A Myaree tree lopper has been fined $12,000 (plus almost $1400 in costs) over an incident in which he and an employee were injured when an elevating work platform (EWP) they were using toppled over. Gerald Shields pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and was fined in the Rockingham Magistrates Court yesterday. In May 2010, Mr Shields was contracted by the...
WorkSafe
Media release
10 Sep 2012
A Victoria Park car dealer has been fined a total of $8,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court for nine breaches of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. Zabiullah Sadat , a partner in the business Gold Myer Autos & Spare Parts on Albany Highway was also ordered to pay Court costs of $1,732 on 7 September 2012. Mr Sadat, a licensed car dealer, had failed to keep proper records of transactions in a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Sep 2012
Consumer Protection is hitting the road with Wyndham, Kununurra, Warmun and Kalumburu the latest places on the visit list. Senior Regional Officer for the Kimberley Annetta Bellingeri will focus on issues faced by people renting property, living in caravan parks, buying cars, making warranty claims or being targeted by uninvited sellers or scammers. “I will be giving out information about the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Sep 2012
A Hamilton Hill vehicle repairer has been fined a total of $6,000 by the Fremantle Magistrates Court for operating without a licence and employing unlicensed tradesmen. Bucciarelli Automotives Pty Ltd, trading as Bucciarelli BMW Centre, and sole Director Franco Bucciarelli pleaded guilty to six charges and were also ordered to pay a total of $482 in costs when they appeared on 31 August 2012. The...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Sep 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 6 September 2012, most BP, Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 151.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths, Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to 149.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 149 cpl, however...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Sep 2012
Legal action has begun against a clothing collection company which had invited donations of unwanted clothing which it suggested go towards alleviating child poverty in Africa and to supporting breast cancer victims in WA. The Commissioner for Consumer Protection has lodged a writ in the Supreme Court alleging that E’Co Australia Pty Ltd and its director Mr Mark Brian Keay had engaged in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Aug 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 30 August 2012, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 153.9 cpl. Most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cpl up to 152.9 cpl. Most BP, Caltex Woolworths, Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their prices tomorrow, up to 151.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Aug 2012
A transport company was fined $9000 for nine charges (plus $11000 in costs) on Friday 17 August. Eight charges related to Taramore Pty Ltd, trading as Ontraq Haulage for failing to ensure drivers drove within the prescribed hours to appropriately manage fatigue. The Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 place a responsibility on employers to manage fatigue and assist drivers by having...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 Aug 2012

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