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2012

Public warning on Ezi home improvements 23 November 2012 application/pdf mrelease_ezihome.pdf (128 KB PDF file)
Warning issued over door-to-door tree maintenance offers 22 November 2012 application/pdf mrelease_treemaintenance.pdf (131 KB PDF file)
Campaign to stop travelling con men 9 November 2012 application/pdf mrelease_conmen9nov.pdf (33 KB PDF file)
Trading round for gaming machine entitlements 8 November 2012 application/pdf Trading round for gaming machine entitlements (45 KB PDF file)
Clearer information for buying Australian food 8 November 2012 application/pdf mrelease_foodlabelling12.pdf (67 KB PDF file)
Conviction sends a warning to builders 4 November 2012 application/pdf mrelease_gardenmakeovers.pdf (120 KB PDF file)
SA passengers affected by cruise line trouble 1 November 2012 application/pdf mrelease_athena.pdf (125 KB PDF file)
Temporary tattoos and makeup on the watch list for halloween 23 October 2012 application/pdf mrelease_halloween12.pdf (28 KB PDF file)
Western suburbs plumber still at work despite suspension 12 October 2012 application/pdf mrelease_Giorginis.pdf (130 KB PDF file)
Children’s sleepwear removed from sale as part of product safety check 11 October 20112 application/pdf mrelease_sleepwear.pdf (127 KB PDF file)
Don’t risk your stomach for an experimental drink 13 October 2012 application/pdf Don’t risk your stomach for an experimental drink (37 KB PDF file)
New guide helps keep dangerous products off the shelves 21 September 2012 application/pdf mrelease_guide.pdf (26 KB PDF file)
CBS investigating Adelaide Pools and Spa 20 September 2012 application/pdf mrelease_poolspa.pdf (131 KB PDF file)
Regional SA information sessions on national occupational licensing reform 11 September 2012 application/pdf mrlease_NOLSregional.pdf (80 KB PDF file)
Conman punished for his destruction 11 September 2012 application/pdf mrelease_faraj.pdf (38 KB PDF file)
Dodgy Doorknockers Warning 10 September 2012 application/pdf mrelease_roofdoortodoor.pdf (38 KB PDF file)
Office of Fair Trading phone scam 29 August 2012 application/pdf mrelease_beware.pdf (38 KB PDF file)
Consumer Advice coming to Moonta 28 August 2012 application/pdf mrelease_moonta_knowrights.pdf (38 KB PDF file)
Storm prompts unlicensed tradespeople warning 24 August 2012 application/pdf mrelease_storm.pdf (123 KB PDF file)
Van scam is back: Consumers warned 24 August 2012 application/pdf mrelease_vanscam.pdf (127 KB PDF file)
Interim ban on small powerful magnets 23 August 2012 application/pdf mrelease_interimban.pdf (69 KB PDF file)
Showbag safety up for inspection 20 August 2012 application/pdf mrelease_showbag12.pdf (38 KB PDF file)
Electrician suspended over dangerous work 17 August 2012 application/pdf mrelease_elec_dan_work.pdf (38 KB PDF file)
A warning to dodgy car dealers 15 August 2012 application/pdf mrelease_shvdwarning.pdf (126 KB PDF file)
Winter Safety Warnings 27 July 2012 application/pdf mrelease_wintersafety.pdf (38 KB PDF file)
Stop Scammers: Education session for older people 4 July 2012 application/pdf mrelease_CBSseniorsEdu.pdf (38 KB PDF file)
Parents and carers warned small magnets have power to kill 2 July 2012 application/pdf mrelease_dangermagnets.pdf (40 KB PDF file)
Stop Scammers: Education session for older people 18 June 2012 application/pdf mrelease_seniorsession.pdf (38 KB PDF file)
New Liquor Licensing Fees Reduced 12 June 2012 application/pdf New Liquor Licensing Fees Reduced (30 KB PDF file)
New National Business Names register live online 28 May 2012 application/pdf mrelease_NBNRlaunches.pdf (46 KB PDF file)
New national business names register is coming 24 April 2012 application/pdf mrelease_NBNR.pdf (57 KB PDF file)
Backyard dealer reneged on assurance 4 April 2012 application/pdf mrelease_heneker.pdf (74 KB PDF file)
Improving the trade licensing system 3 April 2012 application/pdf mrelease_improvingtl.pdf (80 KB PDF file)
National effort on discount deal gripes 28 March 2012 application/pdf mrelease_nationaleffort2.pdf (83 KB PDF file)
Real estate agent cops heavy fine for shonky deal 23 March 2012 application/pdf mrelease_overduin.pdf (54 KB PDF file)
Trading Round for Gaming Machine Entitlements 29 March 2012 application/pdf Trading Round For Gaming Machine Entitlements (50 KB PDF file)
SA joins in World Consumer Rights Day 15 March 2012 application/pdf mrelease_worldconsumer2.pdf (65 KB PDF file)
Responsible service of alcohol information sessions 15 March 2012 application/pdf Responsible service of alcohol information sessions (60 KB PDF file)
Dangerous work leads to electrical ban 4 March 2012 application/pdf mrelease_eid.pdf (66 KB PDF file)
Western suburbs plumber pinged 1 March 2012 application/pdf mrelease_giorginis.pdf (67 KB PDF file)
Real Estate reforms to protect consumers 27 February 2012 application/pdf mrelease_realestate2.pdf (107 KB PDF file)
Wedding photographer convicted and fined 15 February 2012 application/pdf mrelease_mclellan.pdf (68 KB PDF file)
Court fines unlicensed builder 10 February 2012 application/pdf mrelease_lynch.pdf (73 KB PDF file)
Consumers urged to pursue rights 6 February 2012 application/pdf mrelease_knowrights.pdf (54 KB PDF file)
‘Stranded tourist’ email scam targets the APY lands 25 January 2012 application/pdf mrelease_touristscam.pdf (60 KB PDF file)
Court fines unlicensed home insulation company 20 January 2012 application/pdf mrelease_insulationcom.pdf (53 KB PDF file)

2011

Suburban builder banned 23 December 2011 application/pdf mrelease_martinfinal.pdf (182 KB PDF file)
Builder fails to provide indemnity insurance protection 23 December 2011 application/pdf mrelease_mrunique.pdf (40 KB PDF file)
Unlicenced stonemason convicted and fined 19 December 2011 application/pdf mrelease_Gajewski.pdf (175 KB PDF file)
Plumber pinged by Consumer and Business Services 16 December 2011 application/pdf mrelease_Brownrigg.pdf (182 KB PDF file)
SA now recognises lesbian partners as co-parents 15 December 2011 application/pdf mrelease_samesexparents.pdf (82 KB PDF file)
Convicted kitchen installer ordered to pay compensation 10 November 2011 application/pdf mrelease_duin.pdf (179 KB PDF file)
Don’t be a jackass with jacks 26 October 2011 application/pdf mrelease_dontbeajackass.pdf (129 KB PDF file)
White van scam spotted in Victor Harbour 30 September 2011 application/pdf mrelease_whitevanvh.pdf (123 KB PDF file)
Builder found guilty of trading illegally 16 September 2011 application/pdf mrelase_samuelfrancis.pdf (180 KB PDF file)
Unlicensed and uninsured builder found guilty 14 September 2011 application/pdf mrelease_johnbuilder.pdf (180 KB PDF file)
Warning to Real Estate agents and home owners about Perth property scammers 12 August 2011 application/pdf mrelease_perthscammers.pdf (79 KB PDF file)
Consumers warned do not sign solar contracts in haste 5 August 2011 application/pdf mrelease_solar.pdf (183 KB PDF file)
Bling baby dummies and chains banned 18 July 2011 application/pdf mrelease_blingbaby.pdf (172 KB PDF file)
Commissioner statement Cancer & Bowel Research Association Inc 6 July 2011 application/pdf OLGC_CBRA_media_statement_6-7-11.pdf (75 KB PDF file)
Dodgy dealership duo disqualified 25 May 2011 application/pdf mrelease_duodisqualified.pdf (68 KB PDF file)
Mother’s day online scam alert 2 May 2011 application/pdf mrelease_mothers.pdf (85 KB PDF file)
Dodgy Second-Hand Vehicle Dealer permanently disqualified 14 April 2011 application/pdf mrelease_buttigieg2.pdf (86 KB PDF file)
Pram safety video provides valuable advice 25 March 2011 application/pdf mrelease_pramsvideo.pdf (72 KB PDF file)
Government Acts against antisocial behaviour 22 March 2011 application/pdf mrelease_antisocial.pdf (72 KB PDF file)
Shoddy suburban ‘builder’ pinged and fined for the second time 4 March 2011 application/pdf mrelease_martin.pdf (81 KB PDF file)
International phone scam ringing around SA 9 February 2011 application/pdf mrelease_scamringing.pdf (68 KB PDF file)
Handyman convicted of shoddy unlicenced building work 25 January 2011 application/pdf mrelease_jenkinson.pdf (34 KB PDF file)
Dodgy bitumen bandits on the West Coast 14 January 2011 application/pdf mrelease_banditswest.pdf (101 KB PDF file)

2010

Unlicensed contractor convicted and fined 17 December 2010 application/pdf mrelease_bartolo.pdf (58 KB PDF file)
White van sale scam spotted in CBD 1 November 2010 application/pdf mrelease_whitevan2.pdf (109 KB PDF file)
Burn notice:A reminder to follow product recalls 29 October 2010 application/pdf mrelease_loewetv2.pdf (118 KB PDF file)
Backyard dealer busted in OCBA sting 28 October 2010 application/pdf mrelease_yarasi2.pdf (61 KB PDF file)
Warning for hills residents on bitumen scam 28 October 2010 application/pdf mrelease_bituwarning102.pdf (54 KB PDF file)
Little pride in unlicenced work 28 October 2010 application/pdf mrelease_pearse2.pdf (55 KB PDF file)
Tiler convicted 28 October 2010 application/pdf mrelease_tilerconvicted2.pdf (56 KB PDF file)
Retailer caught out in price scanning audit 20 October 2010 application/pdf mrelease_kalithea.pdf (60 KB PDF file)
Crooked cabinet – making couple convicted 23 September 2010 application/pdf mrelease_meyers.pdf (56 KB PDF file)
Back to the future for dodgy vehicle dealer 22 September 2010 application/pdf mrelease_dodgyshvd.pdf (56 KB PDF file)
Unlicenced contractor fined 22 September 2010 application/pdf mrelease_ivanovic.pdf (60 KB PDF file)
No such thing as a free lunch 6 September 2010 application/pdf mrelease_freelunch.pdf (55 KB PDF file)
Conveyancer fined over conflict of interest 3 September 2010 application/pdf mrelease_conveyancerfined.pdf (37 KB PDF file)
National recall on Sanbrook baby soother brands 23 August 2010 application/pdf mrelease_sanbrook2.pdf (37 KB PDF file)
Unlicensed conveyancers convicted 29 July 2010 application/pdf mrelease_dgpenalty2.pdf (34 KB PDF file)
SAJC joint investigation 26 July 2010 application/pdf mrelease_SAJCinquiry2.pdf (51 KB PDF file)
Builder fined over unlicensed work 21 July 2010 application/pdf mrelease_branfox2.pdf (39 KB PDF file)
Liquor licence changes target anti-social behaviour 20 July 2010 application/pdf 20-7_LiquorLicencing2.pdf (82KB PDF file)
Unregistered Whyalla gas fitter fined 2 July 2010 application/pdf mrelease_whgasfitter2.pdf (113 KB PDF file)
Builder indemnity insurance agreement signed 29 June 2010 application/pdf mrelease_bldinsurance2.pdf (70 KB PDF file)
Crackdown on ‘backyard’ car dealers 29 June 2010 application/pdf mrelease_bydealers2.pdf (83 KB PDF file)
Indigenous consumer strategy to help disadvantaged 25 June 2010 application/pdf mrelease_indstrategy.pdf (69 KB PDF file)
Yellow pages fax not by the book 22 June 2010 application/pdf mrelease_yellowpages.pdf (80 KB PDF file)
Treadmill safety warning stepped up for winter 18 June 2010 application/pdf mrelease_treadmills.pdf (94 KB PDF file)
Unlicensed security agent prosecuted 18 June 2010 application/pdf mrelease_kleinberg.pdf (80 KB PDF file)
Country gas man gets disconnected 11 June 2010 application/pdf mrelease_countrygasman.pdf (65 KB PDF file)
West Coast traders under safety spotlight 11 June 2010 application/pdf mrelease_westcoasttraders.pdf (76 KB PDF file)
Newfview Kennels 11 June 2010 application/pdf mrelease_newfviewkennels.pdf (72 KB PDF file)
‘Emacord Autos-Classic Cars’- Alleged unlicensed car dealer in the southern suburbs 7 June 2010 application/pdf mrelease_emacordautos.pdf (54 KB PDF file)
Cinema goers in real life crime saga 4 June 2010 application/pdf mrelease_cinemagoers.pdf (82 KB PDF file)
White van scammers back in black 27 May 2010 application/pdf mrelease_blackvan.pdf (80 KB PDF file)
Protecting consumer rights on the west coast 26 May 2010 application/pdf mrelease_wcchecks.pdf (72 KB PDF file)
New product safety campaign geared to keep wheels turning 25 May 2010 application/pdf mrelease_prams2010.pdf (79 KB PDF file)
Driving out dodgy bitumen layers 5 May 2010 application/pdf mrelease_dbitumen10.pdf (140 KB PDF file)
Liquor changes mean a safer night out 29 May 2010 application/pdf 20100429_Liquor_Changes.pdf (102KB PDF file)
SA Government cuts red tape for wineries 29 April 2010 application/pdf 20100429_Wine_Producers.pdf (90KB file)
Consumers can now readily check product safety 20 April 2010 application/pdf mrelease_productsafetyweb.pdf (63 KB PDF file)
Don’t let these shonks work on your driveway 1 April 2010 application/pdf mrelease_dodgybitumen10.pdf (78 KB PDF file)
Easter eggs and toys tested 1 April 2010 application/pdf mrelease_eastertestingv2.pdf (53 KB PDF file)
Fraud taskforce out to get online scammers 1 March 2010 application/pdf mrelease_onlscammersv2.pdf (54 KB PDF file)
Most South East traders pass fair trading tests 19 February 2010 application/pdf mrelease_semonitoring3.pdf (54 KB PDF file)
A fair market for home buyers and sellers 18 February 2010 application/pdf mrelease_fairmarket2.pdf (84 KB PDF file)
Action against backyard car dealers 17 February 2010 application/pdf mrelease_backyarddealers.pdf (91 KB PDF file)
Banned foil insulation still being spruiked 16 February 2010 application/pdf mrelease_foilsold.pdf (53 KB PDF file)
Insulation Traders – Beware the insulation hard sell. 15 February 2010 application/pdf mrelease_insulationtraders.pdf (67 KB PDF file)
Unlicensed Father-and-Son builders handed hefty fine. 5 February 2010 application/pdf mrelease_harperbrothers.pdf (56 KB PDF file)
Important step in charities crackdown 1 February 2010 application/pdf Charities_Code_Released.pdf (52 KB PDF file)
Publisher prosecuted for scamming money from businesses 19 January 2010 application/pdf mrelease_adcompub.pdf (54 KB PDF file)
More complaints when times are tough 18 January 2010 application/pdf mrelease_complaints09.pdf (72 KB PDF file)
More rogue traders warned and fined 14 January 2010 application/pdf mrelease_ocbaenforcement.pdf (61 KB PDF file)
Big drop in scam reports to consumer affairs 12 January 2010 application/pdf mrelease_scamdrop.pdf (79 KB PDF file)
Barring orders help clean up SAs’ drinking scene 8 January 2010 application/pdf Power_to_Bar_9mth_results_contacts_removed.pdf (101 KB PDF file)
Rental property upkeep cause for concern 7 January 2010 application/pdf mrelease_tenancydispute.pdf (58 KB PDF file)
Novelty lighters banned 6 January 2010 application/pdf mrelease_lightersban2.pdf (92 KB PDF file)

2009

Warning to pool owners to avoid horrific injuries 30 December 2009 application/pdf mrelease_skimmerboxes3.pdf (54 KB PDF file)
Protecting SA consumers from insulation hazards 24 December 2009 application/pdf mrelease_insulation2.pdf (56 KB PDF file)
Itinerant bitumen layers intercepted, one jailed 23 December 2009 application/pdf mrelease_workersnabbed.pdf (74 KB PDF file)
Stores take a raincheck on consumer rights 17 December 2009 application/pdf mrelease_raincheck.pdf (97 KB PDF file)
Birth certificates celebrate new arrivals 16 December 2009 application/pdf mrelease_pandacert.pdf (67 KB PDF file)
Permanent ban for security agent 15 December 2009 application/pdf mrelease_zmuda1.pdf (53 KB PDF file)
Warning to job seekers 14 December 2009 application/pdf mrelease_empscams.pdf (65 KB PDF file)
South East traders quick fix measurement problems 10 December 2009 application/pdf mrelease_sefollowup.pdf (81 KB PDF file)
Christmas foods that don’t weigh up this year 9 December 2009 application/pdf mrelease_xmasfoods.pdf (91 KB PDF file)
Consumers to avoid evening door to door distractions 9 December 2009 application/pdf mrelease_doorknock.pdf (71 KB PDF file)
Safety authorities warn consumers of blind cord danger 8 December 2009 application/pdf mrelease_blindcordsnat1.pdf (73 KB PDF file)
Itinerant bitumen layer targeting elderly consumers 7 December 2009 application/pdf mrelease_nebitumenlayer.pdf (54 KB PDF file)
Parents urged to do the maths on tutoring programs 3 December 2009 application/pdf mrelease_comtutoring.pdf (77 KB PDF file)
Enforcing Christmas shopper’s rights 2 December 2009 application/pdf mrelease_xmasrefund.pdf (75 KB PDF file)
Itinerant traders reported in metropolitan Adelaide 1 December 2009 application/pdf mrelease_itinerantnov.pdf (54 KB PDF file)
Woman prosecuted for false billing scam 27 November 2009 application/pdf mrelease_ratcliffe1.pdf (54 KB PDF file)
Toys not even fit for children on Santa’s naughty list 26 November 2009 application/pdf mrelease_xmastoy09.pdf (99 KB PDF file)
Parliament endorses protections for used car buyers 19 November 2009 application/pdf mrelease_usedcar1.pdf (91 KB PDF file)
Aboriginal beat to rock Adelaide consumers 19 November 2009 application/pdf mrelease_tasconcert.pdf (54 KB PDF file)
Proposed crack down for SA charities 19 November 2009 application/pdf Charities.pdf (92 KB PDF file)
Parliament passes liquor changes for licensees & wineries 18 November 2009 application/pdf Liquor_Licensing_Passes.pdf (117 KB PDF file)
Not hard to find “Too good to be true” offers on the internet 13 Novermber 2009 application/pdf mrelease_internetsweep.pdf (71 KB PDF file)
Weighing up traders in the South East 12 November 2009 application/pdf mrelease_mtgambier.pdf (74 KB PDF file)
Safety covers for Maclaren prams to prevent injuries 12 November 2009 application/pdf mrelease_maclarenpram.pdf (54 KB PDF file)
New consumer rights CD aimed at Aboriginal people 4 November 2009 application/pdf mrelease_tascd.pdf (90 KB PDF file)
Feedback sought on plans to regulate tenancy blacklists 2 November 2009 application/pdf mrelease_tenancyblacklist.pdf (77 KB PDF file)
Do you mind if I borrow your licence? 28 October 2009 application/pdf mrelease_galleaoutcome.pdf (54 KB PDF file)
Ban for used motorbike dealer taking consumers for a ride 26 October 2009 application/pdf mrelease_hounslow.pdf (94 KB PDF file)
SA consumers warned about bushfire bunkers 21 October 2009 application/pdf mrelease_bushfirebunkers.pdf (82 KB PDF file)
Consumers urged to check curtain and blind cords in the home 12 October 2009 application/pdf mrelease_blindcordsv5.pdf (59 KB PDF file)
Beware toy gun with laser 29 September 2009 application/pdf mrelease_lasergun.pdf (92 KB PDF file)
Itinerant roof repairers now offering cheque service 29 September 2009 application/pdf mrelease_roofrepairer.pdf (90 KB PDF file)
New commissioner for consumer affairs 29 September 2009 application/pdf mrelease_commissioner.pdf (70 KB PDF file)
Unlicensed tiler prosecuted, ordered to pay compensation 24 September 2009 application/pdf mrelease_paulshaw.pdf (54 KB PDF file)
Seafood lovers short-changed 23 September 2009 application/pdf mrelease_seafood.pdf (92 KB PDF file)
Websites checked for bogus claims in international sweep 22 September 2009 application/pdf mrelease_sweepday.pdf (84 KB PDF file)
Set Top Box sellers 10 September 2009 application/pdf mrelease_settopboxsellers.pdf (76 KB PDF file)
Mid Year Sales results 10 September 2009 application/pdf mrelease_midyrsalesresults.pdf (71 KB PDF file)
Measurement in the Riverland 9 September 2009 application/pdf mrelease_Riverland_TM.pdf (79 KB PDF file)
Minister Gago announced proposed changes to the Liquor Licensing Act 9 September 2009 application/pdf 09092009_LiquorLicensing_Changes.pdf (95 KB PDF file)
Beauty school guilty 7 September 2009 application/pdf mrelease_beautyschool.pdf (54 KB PDF file)
New liquor and gambling watchdog 7 September 2009 application/pdf 07092009_new_commissioner.pdf (63 KB PDF file)
Consumer conciliation powers for commissioner 3 September 2009 application/pdf mrelease_consconciliation.pdf (67 KB PDF file)
Baby products fail safety checks 1 September 2009 application/pdf mrelease_babyprodchecks.pdf (92 KB PDF file)
Liquor Licensees disciplined 31 August 2009 application/pdf Min_Gago_disciplinary_action_various_media_release.pdf (76 KB PDF file)
Dangerous sky lantern banned 28 August 2009 application/pdf mrelease_skylantern.pdf (81 KB PDF file)
Consumers authorities weighing up the Riverland 26 August 2009 application/pdf mrelease_riverland.pdf (78 KB PDF file)
Near perfect score for showbag safety tests 18 August 2009 application/pdf mrelease_showbagcheck.pdf (64 KB PDF file)
Watch out for bitumen laying shonks in the Gawler area 5 August 2009 application/pdf mrelease_bitumenlayers1.pdf (53 KB PDF file)
Police powers to bar update 18 July 2009 application/pdf Power_to_Bar_results_4mths_on.pdf (64 KB PDF file)
Home renovation complaints on the rise 25 July 2009 application/pdf mrelease_homereno.pdf (77 KB PDF file)
New public liability provisions 16 July 2009 application/pdf mrelease_publiability.pdf (65 KB PDF file)
Two year ban for backyard car dealer 15 July 2009 application/pdf mrelease_bednarzconviction.pdf (57 KB PDF file)
Liquor and Gambling Commissioner revokes charities’ licences 10 July 2009 application/pdf media_release_commissioner_revokes.pdf (94 KB PDF file)
Safety checks on baby and children’s products 9 July 2009 application/pdf mrelease_childnightware.pdf (81 KB PDF file)
Phone-in results zero in on unlicensed tradespeople 3 July 2009 application/pdf mrelease_dobinresults2.pdf (94 KB PDF file)
Home buyers reap benefits of tougher laws 30 June 2009 application/pdf mrelease_homebuyers2.pdf (72 KB PDF file)
More support for residential tenants to avoid tribunal 29 June 2009 application/pdf mrelease_restenancy.pdf (90 KB PDF file)
Poker tournaments in licensed venues 26 May 2009 application/pdf poker_tournaments_in_licensed_venues.pdf (35 KB PDF file)
Scales balance on the Eyre Peninsula 25 June 2009 application/pdf mrelease_scalesbalance.pdf (84 KB PDF file)
Dob in an unlicensed tradesperson 23 June 2009 application/pdf mrelease_dobintradesperson.pdf (93 KB PDF file)
Dangerous dummies pulled off shelves 18 June 2009 application/pdf mrelease_dummies.pdf (86 KB PDF file)
Consumer authorities weighing up Whyalla & Port Lincoln 16 June 2009 application/pdf mrelease_clampdown.pdf (89 KB PDF file)
Beauty is in the eye of the accreditation holder 16 June 2009 application/pdf mrelease_truscott.pdf (59 KB PDF file)
Clamping down on fees charged to park residents 13 June 2009 application/pdf mrelease_resparks2.pdf (91 KB PDF file)
Be wary of offers to buy shares 11 June 2009 application/pdf mrelease_sharebuying.pdf (63 KB PDF file)
Driving instructor dealt court conviction 5 June 2009 application/pdf mrelease_naserjaloudi.pdf (58 KB PDF file)
Scam tries to cash in using Revenue SA name 4 June 2009 application/pdf mrelease_revenuesa.pdf (86 KB PDF file)
Checking up on mid-year sales 3 June 2009 application/pdf mrelease_midyearsales.pdf (83 KB PDF file)
Blind retailers caught ignoring safety requirements 3 June 2009 application/pdf mrelease_blindretailers.pdf (83 KB PDF file)
White van sale victims urged to come forward 2 June 2009 application/pdf mrelease_whitevansale.pdf (57 KB PDF file)
Warning about ‘Modena’ two wheelers 27 May 2009 application/pdf mrelease_modenawheelers.pdf (91 KB PDF file)
Bathroom renovation disasters 24 May 2009 application/pdf mrelease_bathroomrenovate.pdf (77 KB PDF file)
Cooling off period for used car sales before parliament 23 May 2009 application/pdf mrelease_coolingoffusedcar.pdf (101 KB PDF file)
SAJC Investigation Taskforce 21 May 2009 application/pdf mrelease_SAJCtaskforce.pdf (56 KB PDF file)
Productivity Commission 18 May 2009 application/pdf productivity_commission.pdf (106 KB PDF file)
Casino Boundaries 14 May 2009 application/pdf casino_boundaries.pdf (84 KB PDF file)
Beware the white van speaker scammers 12 May 2009 application/pdf mrelease_whitevanscam2.pdf (73 KB PDF file)
Another dodgy car dealer convicted 7 May 2009 application/pdf mrelease_fallon.pdf (57 KB PDF file)
Checking up on mother’s day bargains 5 May 2009 application/pdf mrelease_motherday.pdf (81 KB PDF file)
Itinerant painters 30 April 2009 application/pdf mrelease_housepainters.pdf (67 KB PDF file)
Where’s my gift card ? 24 April 2009 application/pdf mrelease_myerscam.pdf (57 KB PDF file)
SA price scanners least accurate of Australian states 23 April 2009 application/pdf mrelease_sapricescanner.pdf (88 KB PDF file)
Discount store blitz uncovers banned & unsafe items 15 April 2009 application/pdf mrelease_discountvariety2.pdf (83 KB PDF file)
Dishonest builder dealt hefty fine 15 April 2009 application/pdf mrelease_builderclarke2.pdf (59 KB PDF file)
Nationwide recall on another defective baby product 7 April 2009 application/pdf mrelease_kensingtoncot2.pdf (71 KB PDF file)
SA tidying up telemarketing tactics 7 April 2009 application/pdf mrelease_telemarketpass.pdf (76 KB PDF file)
Police powers to bar update 8 April 2009 application/pdf Power_to_Bar_1stmth_results.pdf (73 KB PDF file)
Easter egg testing 7 April 2009 application/pdf mrelease_easteregg.pdf (63 KB PDF file)
New safety standard proposed for insulation installers 2 April 2009 application/pdf mrelease_insulationstd.pdf (92 KB PDF file)
Complaints about door-to-door traders on the rise 30 March 2009 application/pdf mrelease_doortodoor.pdf (67 KB PDF file)
Record fines for agents & landlords 27 March 2009 application/pdf mrelease_tenanciesrec.pdf (81 KB PDF file)
Consumers warned about unsafe baby products 25 March 2009 application/pdf mrelease_unsafeproduct.pdf (127 KB PDF file)
Unlicensed builder convicted in absence 24 March 2009 application/pdf mrelease_craigwest.pdf (58 KB PDF file)
TAB Good Friday 20 March 2009 application/pdf tab_good_friday.pdf (98 KB PDF file)
Elderly being caught in latest banking scams 20 March 2009 application/pdf mrelease_elderlyscams.pdf (75 KB PDF file)
Credit card scam misrepresents Revenue SA 18 March 2009 application/pdf mrelease_revenuesascam2.pdf (90 KB PDF file)
Protecting South Australians from identity fraud 17 March 2009 application/pdf mrelease_birthcertificates.pdf (86 KB PDF file)
Consumer rights take a stand in court 14 March 2009 application/pdf mrelease_wconsumerrights2.pdf (78 KB PDF file)
SA hosts ideas for national consumer protection 12 March 2009 application/pdf mrelease_nccstarts.pdf (78 KB PDF file)
Severe penalty for unlicensed electrician 10 March 2009 application/pdf mrelease_hackett.pdf (59 KB PDF file)
Smart shopping booklet to benefit APY lands consumer 6 March 2009 application/pdf mrelease_consumerrights.pdf (85 KB PDF file)
Retailers warned over sale of unsafe blind cords 6 March 2009 application/pdf mrelease_blindwarnings.pdf (101 KB PDF file)
Rebels bikie gang are the first to be barred from an SA hotel 3 March 2009 application/pdf Rebel_barred2.pdf (60 KB PDF file)
Aussies lose a billion dollars to scams 2 March 2009 application/pdf mrelease_scamscampaign2.pdf (70 KB PDF file)
Price Scanning 27 February 2009 application/pdf mrelease_pscanning.pdf (24 KB PDF file)
Police powers to bar 1 March 2009 application/pdf Power_to_Bar_Media_Release.pdf (77 Kb PDF file)
Discount store safety blitz 24 February 2009 application/pdf mrelease_storecrackdown2.pdf (77 KB PDF file)
Enforcing the rights of home buyers and sellers 21 February 2009 application/pdf mrelease_enforcerights2.pdf (73 KB PDF file)
Repairs and maintenance top tenancy disputes 19 February 2009 application/pdf mrelease_tendisputes.pdf (99 KB PDF file)
Adelaide hosts national consumer protection debate 18 February 2009 application/pdf mrelease_consumercongress.pdf (68 KB PDF file)
Don’t let your insulation plans go up in smoke 18 February 2009 application/pdf mrelease_roofinsulation.pdf (60 KB PDF file)
When cupid’s arrow hits the wallet, not the heart 12 February 2009 application/pdf mrelease_valentine.pdf (81 KB PDF file)
Scams top complaint list for 2008 11 February 2009 application/pdf mrelease_conscomplaints.pdf (69 KB PDF file)
Port Augusta Taxi Rank 5 February 2009 application/pdf port_augusta_Taxi_rank.pdf (58 KB PDF file)
SA to regulate tenancy blacklists 5 February 2009 application/pdf mrelease_tenancydatabase2.pdf (74 KB PDF file)
Blind cord warning as ban takes effect 27 January 2009 application/pdf mrelease_blindcordseffect.pdf (91 KB PDF file)
Dodgy bitumen layers back in SA 22 January 2009 application/pdf mrelease_bitumennacksa.pdf (98 KB PDF file)
Dodgy second-hand car dealer dealt permanent ban 14 January 2009 application/pdf mrelease_carcase2.pdf (82 KB PDF file)
Ban to rein in curtain & blind cord injuries 14 January 2009 application/pdf mrelease_blindcords.pdf (62 KB PDF file)

2008

Traders caught dudding Christmas shoppers 17 December 2008 application/pdf mrelease_weightsmeasures.pdf (75 KB PDF file)
Warning on bogus job offers 13 December 2008 application/pdf mrelease_jobwarning.pdf (72 KB PDF file)
Not so great realty 5 December 2008 application/pdf mrelease_greatrealty.pdf (58 KB PDF file)
Ban on toys with powerful lasers 5 December 2008 application/pdf mrelease_laserpointers.pdf (58 KB PDF file)
Dangerous toys crossed off santa’s list 2 December 2008 application/pdf mrelease_toysafety.pdf (82 KB PDF file)
Tighter controls on telemarketers 27 November 2008 application/pdf mrelease_tighttelemarket.pdf (101 KB PDF file)
New public liability provisions introduced to parliament 26 November 2008 application/pdf mrelease_liabilitypro.pdf (78 KB PDF file)
Earlybird shoppers urged to ‘shop smart’ 12 November 2008 application/pdf mrelease_creditwarning.pdf (74 KB PDF file)
Consumers encouraged to seek refund on scratchie game 11 November 2008 application/pdf mrelease_scratchy2.pdf (21 KB PDF file)
Bed ‘Bargains’ scruntinised by consumer watchdogs 24 October 2008 application/pdf mrelease_bedmonitoring.pdf (57 KB PDF file)
Court action secures protection for consumers 17 October 2008 application/pdf mrelease_plumberbrownrigg.pdf (27 KB PDF file)
Builder permanently banned 16 October 2008 application/pdf mrelease_buildergibb2.pdf (26 KB PDF file)
Deceitful operator exposed 15 October 2008 application/pdf mrelease_builderharper.pdf (25 KB PDF file)
Faulty mobile phones top complaints 14 October 2008 application/pdf mrelease_phoneinresults.pdf (81 KB PDF file)
Shady itinerant traders targeting hills and regions 30 September 2008 application/pdf mrelease_genripoff.pdf (64 KB PDF file)
Car dealer fined for winding back odometer 23 September 2008 application/pdf mrelease_buttigieg.pdf (84 KB PDF file)
National audit uncovers fashion victims 17 September 2008 application/pdf mrelease_refundsurvey.pdf (89 KB PDF file)
Rug price monitoring 15 September 2008 application/pdf mrelease_rugmonitoring.pdf (57 KB PDF file)
Launch of new publications 12 September 2008 application/pdf mrelease_TAS_launch.pdf (94 KB PDF file)
New public liability for recreational services 11 September 2008 application/pdf mrelease_recservices.pdf (77 KB PDF file)
Misleading advertising at show 10 September 2008 application/pdf mrelease_showitems.pdf (75 KB PDF file)
Fake rental accommodation alert 27 August 2008 application/pdf mrelease_rentalscam.pdf (89 KB PDF file)
Toys fail showbag safety tests 21 August 2008 application/pdf mrelease_toyshowbags08.pdf (80 KB PDF file)
Warranties and refund rights blitz 17 August 2008 application/pdf mrelease_warrantiesblitz.pdf (75 KB PDF file)
Empowering consumers against unfair contracts 15 August 2008 application/pdf mrelease_unfaircontracts.pdf (76 KB PDF file)
Know your warranty rights 11 August 2008 application/pdf mrelease_warranties.pdf (73 KB PDF file)
Get to the auction before it’s going, going, gone 2 August 2008 application/pdf mrelease_realauctions.pdf (79 KB PDF file)
Land agent permanently banned 25 July 2008 application/pdf mrelease_simeonakis.pdf (63 KB PDF file)
Warning:exercise treadmills can be treacherous for children 17 July 2008 application/pdf mrelease_treadmill.pdf (79 KB PDF file)
New protections for home buyers and sellers launched today 11 July 2008 application/pdf mrelease_realestateweb.pdf (87 KB PDF file)
Public warning 10 July 2008 application/pdf mrelease_pwmaurice.pdf (68 KB PDF file)
Service changes in Berri 7 July 2008 application/pdf mrelease_berriservice.pdf (78 KB PDF file)
Dodgy bitumen layers strike in the state’s north 1 July 2008 application/pdf mrelease_dodgybitumen.pdf (76 KB PDF file)
New safety standards for prams and strollers set in motion 1 July 2008 application/pdf mrelease_strollerstandard.pdf (73 KB PDF file)
State government bans ‘great balls of fire’ 18 June 2008 application/pdf mrelease_firefootbag.pdf (67 KB PDF file)
Beware: dodgy bitumen layers resurface 12 June 2008 application/pdf mrelease_bitumenlayers.pdf (69 KB PDF file)
Car “dealer” convicted 10 June 2008 application/pdf mrelease_gunning.pdf (57 KB PDF file)
Unlicensed builder convicted 5 June 2008 application/pdf mrelease_buildconvicted.pdf (59 KB PDF file)
Generator rip-off doing the rounds 29 May 2008 application/pdf mrelease_genscam.pdf (70 KB PDF file)
Faulty tongs linked to food contamination scare 28 May 2008 application/pdf mrelease_tongsmeat.pdf (72 KB PDF file)
Mid-year sales crackdown 17 May 2008 application/pdf mrelease_midrefund.pdf (72 KB PDF file)
Dodgy traders hit city streets 15 May 2008 application/pdf mrelease_itinertraders.pdf (82 KB PDF file)
Protection for disadvantaged consumers 9 May 2008 application/pdf mrelease_lawweek.pdf (117 KB PDF file)
Campbell-Brown builder warning 5 May 2008 application/pdf mrelease_campbellbrown.pdf (153 KB PDF file)
Scammers target tropical island holiday seekers 29 April 2008 application/pdf mrelease_travelscam.pdf (86 KB PDF file)
Artful dodgers target SA households 18 April 2008 application/pdf mrelease_artscam.pdf (75 KB PDF file)
Fair trading and building laws targeted in major review 16 April 2008 application/pdf mrelease_fairbuildlaw.pdf (94 KB PDF file)
Stores checked for price scanning accurancy 11 April 2008 application/pdf mrelease_pricescan.pdf (127 KB PDF file)
Advance building payment can be very risky 10 April 2008 application/pdf mrelease_advancepayments.pdf (72 KB PDF file)
Imported ceramic cookware declared to be dangerous 5 April 2008 application/pdf mrelease_tangine.pdf (100 KB PDF file)
Steer clear of this car dealer 30 March 2008 application/pdf mrelease_steerclear.pdf (76 KB PDF file)
New campaign to avoid troublesome credit traps 11 March 2008 application/pdf mrelease_pdportaugusta.pdf (17 KB PDF file)
Pergola building contractor for fined $15,800 3 March 2008 application/pdf mrelease_fehlbergbuilder.pdf (25 KB PDF file)
Electrician’s dangerous work leads to permanent cancellation of licence 3 March 2008 application/pdf mrelease_summertonelectric.pdf (24 KB PDF file)
Don’t be deceived by scheming deviants 2 March 2008 application/pdf mrelease_deceptivescam.pdf (22 KB PDF file)
Warning : Glazing on ceramic tagine contains lead 29 February 2008 application/pdf mrelease_leadcookware.pdf (91 KB PDF file)
More than $1 million lost to scams 24 February 2008 application/pdf mrelease_natscamscampaign.pdf (24 KB PDF file)
Rogue builder guilty of contempt 20 February 2008 application/pdf mrelease_roguegaoled.pdf (20 KB PDF file)
Real estate reforms nearing fruition 16 February 2008 application/pdf mrelease_realestatecon.pdf (91 KB PDF file)
Rankine reveals top 5 consumer complaints 15 February 2008 application/pdf mrelease_concomplaints.pdf (22 KB PDF file)
Toy dump truck recalled 13 February 2008 application/pdf mrelease_dumptruck.pdf (25 KB PDF file)
Unlicensed electrician fined $24,600 7 February 2008 application/pdf mrelease_electricianfined.pdf (18 KB PDF file)
Bacchus Bar 4 February 2008 application/pdf Bacchus_mediarelease_Feb08.pdf (26 KB PDF file)
Faulty cot prompts parental warning 27 January 2008 application/pdf mrelease_faultycot.pdf (20 KB PDF file)
Parents need to do homework with tutoring programs 22 January 2008 application/pdf mrelease_tutorprogram.pdf (21 KB PDF file)
State Government revamps wine labelling regulations 16 January 2008 application/pdf mrelease_winelabelling.pdf (17 KB PDF file)
Returning Christmas gifts – know your rights 4 January 2008 application/pdf mrelease_returningpresents.pdf (21 KB PDF file)
Blanket ban on chemical found in bead toys 3 January 2008 application/pdf mrelease_chemicalban.pdf (15 KB PDF file)

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