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Enforcement actions

In 2016-17, Consumer Affairs Victoria signed 22 parties to enforceable undertakings, compared to 11 parties in 2015-16 and 17 parties in 2014-15. We took civil proceedings against 41 parties in 2016-17, compared to 57 parties in 2015-16 and 66 parties in 2014-15. Consumer Affairs Victoria acted against 18 parties to criminal proceedings, appeals and rehearings in 2016-17, compared to 18 parties in 2015-16 and 21 parties in 2014-15. 

We took a range of enforcement actions in 2016-17.

Actions completed or in progress at 30 June 2017 are outlined in the table below.

Parties signed to enforceable undertakings

Legislation

Parties

Australian Consumer Law (Victoria) Xi Lian Kaing
CTM Australia Pty Lt
Michael Sklovsky Pty Ltd
Michael Gregory Weigall Sklovsky
Toby Lepoer Darvall
Australian Consumer Law (Victoria) and Estate Agents Act 1980 Hussein Saad
Village Real Estate (Newport) Pty Ltd
Martin John Rankin
Jerry Caleca
L & L Dardha Real Estate Pty Ltd
O’Brien Real Estate Croydon Pty Ltd
Next Gen Real Estate Pty Ltd
Achilles Mantsos
Superior Realty Pty Ltd
Fadi Khoder
Evangelos Nestor
Australian Consumer Law (Victoria) and Estate Agents Act 1980 and Residential Tenancies Act 1997 Unilodge Australia Pty Ltd
College House Management Pty Ltd
Estate Agents Act 1980 746 Student Services Pty Ltd

 

Court and tribunal matters

Prosecutions finalised

Legislation

Parties

Australian Consumer Law (Victoria) Daniel Chung Keat Long
Adnan Dennaoui
Ezy Lite Pty Ltd
Local Blue Pages Pty Ltd
Les Papaioannou
Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012
Brendan Lansley
Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995
Lauren Kate Smith
LKS Lifestyle Solutions Pty Ltd
Andrew Michael Renn
Estate Agents Act 1980
Robert Eirweis
Aldergate Nominees Pty Ltd
Tracey Anne Smith
Motor Car Traders Act 1986 Mithila Domingo
Melbourne Prestige Cars Pty Ltd
Saleh Ibrahim
Residential Tenancies Act 1997
SLM Housing Pty Ltd

Civil proceedings (including disciplinary inquiry and appeals)

Legislation

Parties

Australian Consumer Law (Victoria) John Stanley Heath
ADG Windows Pty Ltd
Illawong Retirement Group Pty Ltd
Illawong Lakeside Retirement Pty Ltd
Vladymir Martyniuk
David James Donald
Hocking Stuart (Richmond) Pty Ltd
Conveyancers Act 2006 Bonzi Group Pty Ltd
Meganita Marranu
Estate Agents Act 1980 Michael Andrew John Hoban
Joel Phillip Murray
John Talia
Secretary to the Department of Justice and Regulation v Century 21 Australia Pty Ltd
LMG Commercial Property Services Pty Ltd
Leo Mark Grogan 
Residential Tenancies Act 1997
Ben Alexander Strachan
HouseShare Melbourne Pty Ltd
Strachan Research Pty Ltd

Administrative review

Legislation

Parties

On behalf of the Business Licensing Authority
Estate Agents Act 1980 Colin Dixon
Lawfords Real Estate Pty Ltd
William Lawford
Robert Wilkinson
Second-Hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act 1989 Aaron Ladner v Business Licensing Authority
Sex Work Act 1994
Anthony Booth v Business Licensing Authority
On behalf of the Motor Car Traders Claims Committee
Motor Car Traders Act 1986
Lawpoint Mortgages Pty Ltd

Ongoing court matters as at 30 June 2017

Criminal prosecutions

Legislation

Parties

Conveyancers Act 2006 Bonzi Group Pty Ltd
Meganita Marranu
Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 Cain Robert Padman
Estate Agents Act 1980

Ranelagh Realty Pty Ltd
Helen Sly
Melbourne Deluxe Real Estate Pty Ltd
Paul Pfeiffer
Judy Nguyen
Joseph Ngo

 Civil proceedings (including disciplinary inquiry)

Legislation

Parties

Australian Consumer Law (Victoria) Fair Group Global Pty Ltd
Fair Financial Pty Ltd
Bluebell Conveyancing Australia Pty Ltd
Anthony Lee
Melbourne South Eastern Real Estate Pty Ltd
Domain Register Pty Ltd
The Reject Shop Ltd
Annabelle Natalie Gibson
Daiso Industries (Australia) Pty Ltd
Origo & Co Pty Ltd
Fletcher & Parker (Balwyn) Pty Ltd
Manningham Property Group Pty Ltd
Kenneth Chappell
Anastasios Adgemis
Big Aussie Deals Pty Ltd
Steven Petkovski
Tim Phan
Inkerman Road Nominees Pty Ltd
Estate Agents Act 1980
Bill Kaye Co Pty Ltd
Vassilios Kaimakamis
Gull and Company Pty Ltd
Dean Anthony Johnson
Darren James Dean
Property Express Pty Ltd
Secretary to the Department of Justice & Regulation v Century 21 Australia Pty Ltd
Peter Maxwell Simmons
Bonds Real Estate Sales Pty Ltd
Danielle Talia
Sedinsi Pty Ltd
Peter Daly
The Sarain Pty Ltd
Surinder Surain
Peter Giannakidis
Aaron McDonald
Motor Car Traders Act 1986 Wapshott Motors Pty Ltd
Sex Work Act 1994 Zhao Pan
Lin Gao
Joseph Molinari
Josef Rutten

Administrative review

Legislation

Parties

Estate Agents Act 1980
Minh Thai

Motor Car Traders Act 1986
 
Hussain v Business Licensing Authority
Andrew Blige v Business Licensing Authority