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CBS updates

Below is a list of the latest CBS updates including public warning, assurances and CBS campaigns.

Reform to SA liquor laws – CBS news 13 December 2017 - Following extensive community and industry consultation, new liquor licensing laws have passed Parliament. The changes will be implemented in three stages, with the first stage commencing on 18 December 2017. The laws are part of comprehensive reforms to South Australia’s liquor licensing system, aiming to reduce red tape and administrative burden for industry, while strengthening Continue reading
Forms 5 & 6 – details to include in a sales contract (Second-hand Vehicle Dealers) 12 December 2017 - Changes were recently made to second-hand vehicle dealers legislation requiring additional details to be included in form 5 and form 6. There is a transitional period to allow dealers time to understand their obligations under the amendments and to comply with the new form requirements. The transitional period has been extended to 1 March 2018. Continue reading
Results of gaming machine trading round announced – CBS news 7 December 2017 - The Commissioner has today announced the results of the latest gaming machine entitlement trading round. A copy of the results and information about the next trading round is now available.
Protected: Request an extension – occupational licensing 7 December 2017 - There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.
Know your obligations when selling disability goods and services 1 December 2017 - Businesses, including not-for-profit businesses, have obligations under the Australian Consumer Law when selling goods and services to consumers with disability or to participants in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It is important that you treat consumers fairly and take particular care when dealing with consumers that may be disadvantaged or vulnerable. Here are some Continue reading

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Campaign to stop car DIY jack deaths – media release 30 November 2017 - DIY mechanics are being urged to take safety seriously when working on cars at home as new statistics show that on average five people a year have been killed by a vehicle they were working under. An awareness campaign by Consumer and Business Services, the SA Metropolitan Fire Service and the RAA is urging people Continue reading
Online directory slugged $120,000 for misleading conduct – media release 21 November 2017 - The Supreme Court has imposed penalties totalling $120,000 against a company and its director for engaging in misleading conduct to sign up South Australian schools for online advertising. Lukeleo Pty Ltd and its director/shareholder Luke Farrell were fined after admitting to making various false and misleading representations, in breach of the Australian Consumer Law. Read Continue reading
Public warning issued against SA builder – media release 30 October 2017 - South Australia’s consumer watchdog has issued a public warning against building company Fenbreeze Homes Pty Ltd and sole director Joseph Biju Kavilpurayidathil – on the basis they allegedly accepted payment for services they failed to deliver, and provided fake building indemnity insurance certificates to some of its clients. Commissioner for Consumer Affairs Dini Soulio said Continue reading
Strong penalty for builder who left clients ‘high and dry’ – media release 26 October 2017 - An unlicensed builder who took more than $60,000 in deposit payments from clients for work that was never started and his business have been fined $70,000 and ordered to pay compensation in excess of $80,000 for breaches of the Australian Consumer Law and the Building Work Contractors Act 1995. In addition to the penalties, 56 Continue reading
Unlicensed tradie fined $15,000 for breaches – media release 25 October 2017 - An unlicensed contractor who stole from one client and whose work was of such a poor standard his clients had to spend tens of thousands of dollars fixing it has been fined $15,000 and ordered to repay one of his victims $20,000 in the Adelaide Magistrates Court for breaches of the state’s Building Work Contractor’s Continue reading

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