Warning out on tree loppers

AN 83-year-old Bundaberg man has complained to the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) after he suspected unlawful business practices of a tree lopper.

Elevisi Moli is the All Qld Tree Services, Kingston, Brisbane-based proprietor. It is believed Mr Moli and a group of workers are known to travel around Queensland peddling their services door to door.

The Bundaberg man said he was pressured to go to the bank and withdraw $8000 to pay for two trees to be cut down and others to be trimmed.

It is not the first time someone has paid All Qld Tree Services, with a Maryborough woman also paying the company $10,500 to have the branches on a tree and yard trimmed.

The Fair Trading Minister Peter Lawlor said the OFT had reason to believe the service was ripping Bundaberg people off, particularly vulnerable pensioners.

“Earlier this year the OFT launched an investigation into the practices of All Qld Tree Services,” he said.

“Those investigations are continuing and relate to serious breaches of the door-to-door provisions of the Fair Trading Act 1989.

“In the meantime, I encourage Queenslanders to be very wary if approached at home by this company.”

Investigations have identified amounts charged by All Qld Tree Services far exceed the expected price for the amount of work done.

Mr Lawlor said it was believed the company only accepted cash and pressure tactics were used.

Funding to boost apprenticeships in Bundy

JOB GROWTH: Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews and Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt hosted the Real Skills for Real Careers forum in Bundaberg today.

Local MP says apprentice numbers not good enough

Card threat a 'worry' for mum, govt says it won't back down

30 year old Single Mum Crystal Silk hasn't been able to find employment since moving to Bundaberg 18 months ago and believes the Cashless Welfare Card will place too many restrictions on those already on a tight budget and are trying to do the right thing. Photo Lachie Millard

Woman says it's unfair to target people doing the right thing

No Honor between mates over $20 fraud

GUILTY PLEA: Cody John William Honor, 20, pleaded guilty in Bundaberg Magistrates Court to one count of fraud.

Man pawns housemates' air compressor

Local Partners