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CBS updates

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Robert Johnson Vineyards – undertaking 16 November 2017 - South Australia’s consumer watchdog has warned wineries and cellar doors to adhere to their obligations under the Liquor Licensing Act 1997 (SA), after a cellar door in the Adelaide Hills allegedly sold wine without a licence. UNDERTAKING Liquor Licensing Act 1997 Section 119A(1) Undertaking given to the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner for the purposes of Continue reading
Cellar doors warned to abide by their licence – statement 15 November 2017 - South Australia’s consumer watchdog has warned wineries and cellar doors to adhere to their obligations under the Liquor Licensing Act 1997 (SA), after a cellar door in the Adelaide Hills allegedly sold wine without a licence. Statement (PDF 92KB) Undertaking
New liquor licensing laws pass Parliament 15 November 2017 - Following extensive community and industry consultation, new liquor licensing laws were passed by Parliament yesterday. The Liquor Licensing (Liquor Review) Amendment Bill 2017 will reduce red tape and administrative burden for industry, while strengthening our laws to minimise alcohol related violence. More details can be found on the Attorney-General’s Department website. The changes will be Continue reading
Ride or accommodation sharing 10 November 2017 - If you buy or hire goods and services through an online marketplace or sharing economy platform, you are protected by the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), in the same way as you would be if you were to buy in store. Traders are protected by the ACL and also have obligations to consumers, like guaranteeing that Continue reading
Changes to bookmaking for Melbourne Cup day charitable events – CBS news 31 October 2017 - As a result of Simplify Day, licensed bookmakers no longer need a permit from CBS to take bets for Melbourne Cup day charity functions. The Liquor and Gambling Commissioner published a notice in the SA Government Gazette on 24 October 2017 to allow licensed bookmakers to take bets at charitable fundraising events on  Melbourne Cup day, the first Tuesday of November of Continue reading

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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
Cyber crime warning to SA property sector – media release 23 October 2017 - A sophisticated cyber scam targeting consumers in the real estate sector has reached South Australia, with two clients losing a total of $900,000 to scammers. Read the full media release – cyber crime warning to SA property sector (PDF 144KB)

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