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Trading round cancelled – CBS news 12 October 2017 - Having found an error in the trading round process, the Commissioner has determined to cancel the trading round TR14/2017. Offers that have been made in this trading round are not effective. Consumer and Business Services will be refunding all administration fees and will be returning any payments received. A fresh trading round will be commenced Continue reading
Residential parks reform – CBS news 5 October 2017 - Legislation has been introduced into Parliament to amend the Residential Parks Act 2007 (the Act). The Act regulates the relationship between residential park owners and people who live in parks as their principal place of residence.  It was originally designed to address issues arising from people living in caravan parks in moveable, inexpensive structures on sites Continue reading
Property management reforms – CBS News 29 September 2017 - The South Australian Government will introduce property management registration. An employee of a registered land agent performing residential or commercial property management will be required to be registered as a property manager. The Land Agents (Registration of Property Managers and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2017 was passed by the South Australian Parliament on 28 September Continue reading
Takata airbags – compulsory recall proposed 26 September 2017 - A compulsory recall of all vehicles with defective Takata airbags has been proposed, following a safety investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Faulty Takata airbags have caused serious injuries and deaths. A design flaw with the inflator components means that they may deteriorate and misdeploy in an incident, causing metal fragments to propel Continue reading
Creating a fairer marketplace for Indigenous people – CBS news 26 September 2017 -       Consumer protection agencies from across Australia have joined forces to launch the National Indigenous Consumer Strategy (NICS) Action Plan 2017–2019. The Action Plan outlines a set of national priorities and areas to improve outcomes for Indigenous consumers. Fairness is at the heart of the plan as Indigenous consumers, particularly those living in Continue reading

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Penalty welcomed for unlicensed builder – media release 28 September 2017 - South Australia’s consumer watchdog has welcomed the penalty and compensation totalling more than $25,000 imposed on an unlicensed builder who took money from two clients for work he never completed, before changing his business name to avoid detection by authorities. In the Elizabeth Magistrates Court, 28 year old Simon Alan Maylin of Elizabeth Downs admitted to breaches of the Continue reading
Unlicensed tradesman penalised for dangerous fan installation – media release 11 September 2017 - An unlicensed tradesman whose failure to properly secure a series of ceiling fans posed a serious safety risk to his customer has been penalised more than $10,000. In the Adelaide Magistrates Court, 51 year old Kawana Rothes George admitted to breaches of the Australian Consumer Law and the Plumbers, Gas Fitter and Electricians Act 1995. Continue reading
Bags of fun at the show – media release 1 September 2017 - Almost 400 showbags and more than 1500 individual items have been inspected in preparation for this year’s Royal Adelaide Show. Commissioner for Consumer Affairs Dini Soulio said that six items with incorrect labelling and potential safety issues had been removed. Media release – Bags of fun at the show
Public warning against online ticket reseller – media release 28 August 2017 - South Australia’s consumer watchdog has warned members of the public to be extremely cautious in buying tickets from online reseller Viagogo. Commissioner for Consumer Affairs Dini Soulio said Consumer and Business Services had received 80 inquiries from South Australians who had paid the site for tickets to events including upcoming Bruno Mars and Adam Lambert Continue reading
Unlicensed air-conditioning contractor to pay – media release 25 August 2017 - A South Australian air-conditioning contractor has been ordered to pay more than $34,000 in compensation and fines in the Adelaide Magistrates Court. Kain Selby-Fullgrabe, 43, sole director of Town and Country Building Management Pty Ltd, pleaded guilty to breaches of the Australian Consumer Law (SA) in the Adelaide Magistrates Court this week for aiding and Continue reading

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