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CBS updates

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

Bathroom Concepts Pty Ltd and Robert James Duncan – assurance 7 June 2018 - In response to the concerns raised by Consumer and Business Services, Bathroom Concepts and Mr Duncan provide an assurance that: Bathroom Concepts will not request payments under a domestic building work contract which do not represent a genuine progress payment for work performed under the contract; or request a deposit in excess of that which Continue reading
Proposed ticket scalping legislation – CBS news 5 June 2018 - Fair Trading (Ticket Scalping) Amendment Bill 2018 This Bill was introduced into Parliament on 30 May 2018 and aims to increase consumer protection around ticket scalping. It will be illegal for anyone to sell tickets or advertise the sale of tickets at a price that is more than 110% of the original ticket price. The Continue reading
Lauchlan Green trading as Everyday Green – assurance 5 June 2018 - Lauchlan Green of Everyday Green acknowledged that he breached section 6 of the Building Work Contractors Act 1995 by carrying out work which required a licence. The breach related to a contract to undertake residential paving work. Mr Green has entered into an assurance with the Commissioner that states he will repay the customers and not Continue reading
Labour hire laws – CBS news 5 June 2018 - The State Government has received a number of submissions from stakeholders raising various issues in relation to the Labour Hire Licensing Scheme that commenced on 1 March 2018. Compliance with the Act was planned to commence from 1 September 2018.  To enable proper consideration of the submissions received and to allow sufficient time for the Continue reading
Winter safety tips 1 June 2018 - Many winter products can be unsafe if they are old, faulty or used incorrectly. To help you stay safe while keeping warm this winter, here are our top tips. Heaters No matter what type of heater you have, check it every winter to make sure it’s safe to use. Check the electrical cables and make Continue reading

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Media releases

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Real estate agent sanctioned for misconduct – media release 29 May 2018 - The District Court has ordered a multitude of sanctions against a South Australian real estate agent for professional misconduct. The Commissioner for Consumer Affairs alleged that Robert Stephens acted improperly as a sales representative while working at the Clare office of Elders Real Estate by selling a property at Snowtown to a company whose sole Continue reading
Consumers warned to beware of threat based scams – media release 22 May 2018 - South Australians are being urged to look out for scammers who use threats to scare people into giving them money or personal information, as part of Scams Awareness Week from 21 to 25 May 2018. Dini Soulio, Commissioner for Consumer Affairs, today said that South Australians lost more than $3.6 million to scams in 2017, Continue reading
Qualified hairdressers register to help protect consumers – media release 18 May 2018 - A new online register will soon allow customers to check if their hairdresser or barber is qualified. The register is due to go live later this year as part of the Hair and Beauty Association of South Australia’s ‘Qualified Hairdressers Project’. Read more – Qualified hairdresser register to help protect consumers
Unlicensed contractor penalised $32,000 8 May 2018 - An unlicensed builder has been penalised more than $30,000 for accepting payment for extensive home renovations work he was never licensed to undertake. The Elizabeth Magistrates Court heard 52 year old Jason Brown, of Campbelltown, accepted payments totalling $29,000 from a client to carry out work in their Fairview Park property. Media release – Unlicensed contractor Continue reading
Go paperless to save money 30 April 2018 - Consumers are being encouraged to look for savings by switching to online billing or seeking an exemption from fees charged for paper bills. Commissioner for Consumer Affairs Dini Soulio said consumers may not realise that every bill they receive in the post could cost them extra. Media release – Go paperless to save money (PDF Continue reading

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