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Members of the media can contact the media unit  by phone 24 hours a day.
Phone:  0422 007 069
Email:   mediarelations@agd.sa.gov.au

CBS updates

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

Unlicensed real estate agent agrees to additional training – assurance 16 April 2018 - A real estate agent who allegedly acted as a sales representative for a land agent while unlicensed has agreed to commence further training as part of an enforceable undertaking he has entered into with South Australia’s consumer watchdog. Marc Olsen’s sales representative licence was cancelled in February 2017, after he failed to renew it. An Continue reading
Building contractor pays back customers for unfinished work – assurance 11 April 2018 - A building contractor has acknowledged that he likely breached consumer protection laws, after allegedly accepting payment for work at homes that he did not complete. Consumer and Business Services allege that Mr Katsikas accepted payments exceeding $48,000 between February 2016 and March 2017, for building work on four properties which he began but failed to Continue reading
Buying tickets to a music concert, sporting match or other event? 3 April 2018 - It’s best to buy tickets from the official ticket seller, to make sure your tickets are legitimate. Many consumers have been left disappointed, turned away from an event, because their ticket was not the real deal. Buying resold tickets may seem like a convenient option, but it also carries risks: The tickets may not be Continue reading
Bramalco to review consumer law practices – statement 8 March 2018 - Bramalco Pty Ltd, trading as Modern, has given a formal undertaking to the state’s consumer watchdog, after allegedly breaching customers’ cooling off rights and engaging in false, misleading or deceptive conduct on several occasions. Under the arrangement, Bramalco is required to engage an independent professional to review its consumer law compliance program, including the effectiveness Continue reading
Real estate agency not guilty of alleged advertising breaches 1 March 2018 - An Adelaide Magistrate has found a suburban real estate agent not guilty of breaching the Land and Business (Sale and Conveyancing) Act. The Commissioner for Consumer Affairs had alleged Cocks Auld Real Estate had marketed residential land in The Advertiser and local Messenger newspapers below the prescribed minmum advertising price by advertising the land for Continue reading

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Media releases

If you are a member of the media with an enquiry about AGD please contact the media unit on 0422 007 069. This phone is monitored 24 hours. Or you can email us at mediarelations@agd.sa.gov.au

Unsafe ethanol burner voluntary recall 18 April 2018 - Action by South Australia’s consumer watchdog has prompted a Darlington business to issue a voluntary recall notice for unsafe ethanol burners being sold in breach of national safety standards. Commissioner for Consumer Affairs Dini Soulio said officers from Consumer and Business Services seized nearly 20 unsafe ethanol burners from Gardenia Home Garden Décor in Darlington. Continue reading
Unlicensed real estate agent agrees to additional training – assurance 16 April 2018 - A real estate agent who allegedly acted as a sales representative for a land agent while unlicensed has agreed to commence further training as part of an enforceable undertaking he has entered into with South Australia’s consumer watchdog. Marc Olsen’s sales representative licence was cancelled in February 2017, after he failed to renew it. An Continue reading
Building contractor pays back customers for unfinished work – assurance 11 April 2018 - A building contractor has acknowledged that he likely breached consumer protection laws, after allegedly accepting payment for work at homes that he did not complete. Consumer and Business Services allege that Mr Katsikas accepted payments exceeding $48,000 between February 2016 and March 2017, for building work on four properties which he began but failed to Continue reading
$20,000 penalty for unlicensed car dealer 14 March 2018 - A 67 year old Seaview Downs man has been fined $20,000 after admitting to selling used cars without a licence. Ronald Joseph Buttigieg admitted to breaching the Second Hand Vehicle Dealers Act, after selling two cars and offering another ten for sale between $2000 and $6000 each within a 12 month period. Media release – Continue reading
Unlicensed builder fined $10,600 for breaches – media release 9 March 2018 - An unlicensed builder who accepted a deposit of nearly $4000 from one client for work he failed to start and performed substandard work for a second client has been fined $10,600. Read more – unlicensed builder fined $10,600 for breaches (PDF 84KB)

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