CBS updates

Below is a list of the latest CBS updates including public warnings and CBS campaigns.

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
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
Industry warned of potential for criminal law breaches – statement 16 February 2018 - A real estate agent who allegedly contravened property rules has acknowledged the breach likely occurred. He has provided an assurance that he will not repeat his actions. The assurance provided by M&G Property Group Pty Ltd trading as Elders Mawson Lakes and its director, Mr Domenico Mastrogiacomo for two contraventions are a timely warning to Continue reading
Top baby names 2017 14 February 2018 - Do you need inspiration for your baby’s name? Or are you just interested in the weird and wonderful names parents chose for their little bundles in 2017. Rare names that sound more like holiday destinations or an exotic cocktail are towards the end of the list. And for most, the unusual spellings are deliberate! The Continue reading
Property management reforms – CBS News 13 February 2018 - New laws for property managers will soon commence. The new laws will only apply to people employed as property managers, and not people who manage properties for themselves or a relative. Commencement From 30 April 2018 certain compliance and enforcement provisions will commence under the Land Agents Act, providing Consumer and Business Services (CBS) with Continue reading
Real estate agents on notice over sale price misrepresentation – statement 6 February 2018 - Consumer and Business Services (CBS) has reminded real estate agents of their obligation to accurately represent the likely sale price of properties in advertising and to potential buyers. It follows a South Australian real estate agent giving an assurance to the Commissioner for Consumer Affairs that he will not misrepresent sale prices, after advertising two Continue reading
New labour hire laws to commence 1 March 2018 – CBS news 15 January 2018 - The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 will commence on 1 March 2018. Anyone who operates as a labour hire provider in South Australia must be licensed. It will also be unlawful for employers to use the services of an unlicensed operator. A transitional period will be provided to allow industry time to be fully compliant. Continue reading
Reform to SA liquor laws – CBS news 13 December 2017 - A number of licensing changes commenced on 18 December 2017. Licence-holders can continue to operate under the new laws without needing an updated licence. Sign-up to the industry mailing list for liquor licensing reform announcements and consultation opportunities. Download the industry flyer about changes that commenced on 18 December 2017 (PDF 158KB). Find out more 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.
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
Know your rights when buying disability goods and services 1 December 2017 - When buying goods and services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) you’ll want to get the best result that meets your needs. This is important if you are buying or signing up for something that is worth a lot of money or that you will use for a long time. Transcript of video Here 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 community and industry consultation, new liquor licensing laws were passed by Parliament yesterday. The changes will be implemented in different stages, with further consultation in 2018 on the new fee structure and aspects of the new licensing regime. Consumer and Business Services will work closely with industry bodies and liquor licence holders to ensure Continue reading
Ride or accommodation sharing – CBS news 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 - 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 every year. Special one-off arrangements Continue reading
Commercial property exemptions 31 October 2017 - Land agents will be exempt from requirements under the Land Agents Act 1994 when acting on behalf of: a large commercial property owner or an affiliated entity. The exemptions apply whether the land agent is performing duties relating to buying, selling or managing property on behalf of the entity. The exemptions are exclusive to commercial 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
Trading round cancelled – CBS news 12 October 2017 - Having found an error in the trading round process, the Commissioner has determined to cancel the trading round TR14/2017. Offers that have been made in this trading round are not effective. Consumer and Business Services will be refunding all administration fees and will be returning any payments received. A fresh trading round will be commenced Continue reading
Residential parks reform – CBS news 5 October 2017 - Legislation has been introduced into Parliament to amend the Residential Parks Act 2007 (the Act). The Act regulates the relationship between residential park owners and people who live in parks as their principal place of residence.  It was originally designed to address issues arising from people living in caravan parks in moveable, inexpensive structures on sites Continue reading
Takata airbags – compulsory recall proposed 26 September 2017 - A compulsory recall of all vehicles with defective Takata airbags has been proposed, following a safety investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Faulty Takata airbags have caused serious injuries and deaths. A design flaw with the inflator components means that they may deteriorate and misdeploy in an incident, causing metal fragments to propel Continue reading
Creating a fairer marketplace for Indigenous people – CBS news 26 September 2017 -       Consumer protection agencies from across Australia have joined forces to launch the National Indigenous Consumer Strategy (NICS) Action Plan 2017–2019. The Action Plan outlines a set of national priorities and areas to improve outcomes for Indigenous consumers. Fairness is at the heart of the plan as Indigenous consumers, particularly those living in Continue reading
Australia Post Keypass – new design 25 September 2017 - Australia Post have updated the design of the Keypass ID card. Make sure licensed venue staff are aware. The Keypass card is a valid ID used to verify proof of age and identity throughout Australia and is valid for 5 years. It is a common ID used by patrons over 18 years of age to Continue reading
Contractor due in court over unlicensed work – statement 8 September 2017 - A 58 year old man is due to appear in court next month to face allegations he worked as a building contractor while unlicensed. The matter is due before the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 10 October. Read the full statement – Contractor due in court over unlicensed work PDF 100KB
Bags of fun at the show – media release 1 September 2017 - Almost 400 showbags and more than 1500 individual items have been inspected in preparation for this year’s Royal Adelaide Show. Commissioner for Consumer Affairs Dini Soulio said that six items with incorrect labelling and potential safety issues had been removed. Media release – Bags of fun at the show
Fire sprinkler ‘test and inspect’ registration 15 August 2017 - A new registration category has been created for people who ‘test and inspect’ fire sprinklers – or fire suppression systems. This category is for those who only undertake this type of plumbing work. New requirements to ‘test and inspect’ fire sprinklers Condition of registration: Restricted plumbing work limited to testing and inspecting of fire hose Continue reading
Regulatory changes 11 August 2017 - Simplify Day – 10 August 2017 Read the 2017 Simplify Day report Second hand vehicle dealers Dealers trading from more than one premises now only need to pay one SHVD compensation fund fee each year. Other changes included a reduction in the prescribed amount dealers must contribute to the fund and a reintroduction of the Continue reading
Registering a relationship in South Australia 1 August 2017 - Couples can now register their relationship with Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) if at least one person in the relationship lives in South Australia. Couples may apply irrespective of their sex or gender identity. People who have been married before, been in a relationship registered in South Australia or in a ‘corresponding law’ registered relationship Continue reading
Court assessor nominations 28 July 2017 - The occupational licensing Acts require the Minister of Consumer and Business Services to establish panels of court assessors to sit with the Magistrates Court or District Court in certain civil and disciplinary proceedings. Court assessors will be appointed under the following legislative streams: Building Work Contractors Act 1995 Second-hand Vehicle Dealers Act 1995 Plumbers, Gas Continue reading
Public warning notice issued on transportable building builder 25 July 2017 - A public warning has been issued against an Adelaide Hills-based transportable building business, Balco Transportable. Public Warning Notice – Samuel Wayne Baligac trading as Balco Transportable (PDF 38KB) Media release – Public warning on transportable home builder
Unlicensed contractor fined $10,000 – CBS news 20 July 2017 - A 24 year old man has been fined $10,000 for carrying on business as a building work contractor without holding a licence and accepting payment for work that he never completed. Unlicensed contractor fined $10,000 – read the full statement (90KB)
Product safety standard on portable ethanol burners – CBS news 13 July 2017 - In March 2017 Federal Small Business Minister Michael McCormack imposed a national interim ban to prevent the supply of certain types of decorative alcohol-fuelled devices, also known as ethanol burners. It was implemented after serious injuries were reported, raising concerns about their safety. The national interim ban comes to an end on 14 July 2017, Continue reading
Real estate agency charged with Australian Consumer Law breaches – statement 30 June 2017 - A suburban real estate agency is due in court in August charged with breaching the Australian Consumer Law (SA). The Commissioner for Consumer Affairs will allege the agency made false or misleading representations about the sale of land. Read the full statement – Real estate agency charged with ACL breaches (PDF 95KB)
Changes to residential tenancies legislation – CBS News 23 June 2017 - Commencing 3 July 2017 The changes aim to clarify or provide solutions to several administrative issues that have been raised by industry.  It is important that all parties to a residential tenancy understand their rights and obligations. Right to entry – section 72 In most cases, the landlord must provide a minimum period of notice Continue reading
Unlicensed car dealer to face court – statement 1 June 2017 - A 42 year old Salisbury North man is due to appear in court later this month accused of breaching the Second-hand Vehicle Dealers Act 1995. The Commissioner for Consumer Affairs will allege that, between 15 May 2015 and 21 April 2016, the man sold seven cars for a total of $4950. Read the full statement Continue reading
Man charged over consumer law breaches – statement 1 June 2017 - A 24 year old man from Balaklava is due in court this month accused of working without a licence and accepting cash for services he failed to complete. The Commissioner for Consumer Affairs will allege the man accepted $645 to install a verandah, but failed to complete the work within a reasonable time. Read the Continue reading
Unlicensed car dealer due in court – statement 1 June 2017 - A 35 year old Salisbury Downs man is due in court next month accused of breaching South Australia’s Second-hand Vehicle Dealers Act 1995. It’s alleged that between 26 May 2015 and 26 May 2016 the man sold six cars and offered a seventh for sale. Read the full statement – Unlicensed car dealer due in Continue reading
Validating digital licences and proof of age passes 30 May 2017 - The South Australian Government has begun introducing digital passes and licences. This means that South Australians can carry selected Government issued passes and licences on an Apple or Android smart phone or tablet device. Digital passes and licences will be introduced in stages. Proof of age passes, boat licences, and land agent and land sales Continue reading
Digital licences for Land Agents and Land Sales Representatives 30 May 2017 - The South Australian Government has begun introducing digital passes and licences. This means that South Australians can carry selected government issued passes and licences on an Apple or Android smart phone or tablet device. Digital passes and licences will be introduced in stages. Proof of age passes, boat licences, and land agent and land sales Continue reading
Retailers made to tighten product safety standards – statement 29 May 2017 - A number of Adelaide retailers have agreed to strengthen their product safety protocols after investigations by the State’s consumer swatch dog revealed they were selling products that failed to meet minimum safety and information standards. Retailers made to tighten product safety standards – statement (PDF 46KB)   Adelaide retailers undertakings: Waimea Pty Ltd Sunil and Continue reading
New requirements for registering a change of sex or gender identity – CBS news 23 May 2017 - From 23 May 2017, new requirements for registering a change of sex or gender identity come into effect. These changes mean that: You can apply if your birth is registered in South Australia or overseas and you have undergone a clinical treatment provided by either an Australian registered medical practitioner or psychologist. The options for Continue reading
It’s OK to walk away – CBS news 17 May 2017 - If a person approaches you to sell you something, it’s OK to walk away. If they come up to you in a shopping centre, in a car park, or they knock on your door at home, it’s OK to say no. The seller might offer you a free gift, like an electronic tablet or a Continue reading
Avoid social media scams – CBS News 15 May 2017 -   Can you spot a scam on social media? Victims reported losing over $9.5 million to social media scams last year – almost three times more than in 2015*. There are many tactics scammers use to trick their victims through social media. Social media profiles often display a lot of personal information which scammers use Continue reading
Cots recalled over serious safety concerns – media release 4 May 2017 - Serious safety concerns have led to a voluntary nationwide recall of three styles of wooden cot sold online by supplier Emall Pty Ltd. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today published the recall notice, which applies to the Wooden Baby Cot Crib, Toddler Bed & Wooden Baby Cot Crib and Toddler Cradle Bed, which were Continue reading
Unlicensed tradie pays back nearly $12,000 – statement 3 May 2017 - An unlicensed tradesperson has agreed to pay back consumers $11,780 after accepting deposits for work he never undertook. Consumer and Business Services (CBS) received complaints involving Sean Joseph Nelson (trading as ‘L&S Paving & Landscaping’ and ‘ASL Landscaping Specialist’) , who had agreed to complete landscaping work for two consumers without holding a relevant building Continue reading
Changes for the security and investigation industry – CBS news 20 April 2017 - On 19 April changes to the Security and Investigation Industry Regulations 2011 commenced. The changes expand the offences that prevent a person from being licensed as a security or investigation agent in South Australia. These amendments are consistent with the national minimum requirements for this industry. The changes include: greater penalties for crowd controllers who Continue reading
Unlicensed car dealer due in court – CBS News 30 March 2017 - An Elizabeth Vale man accused of acting as an unlicensed second-hand vehicle dealer is due to appear in court in May charged with breaching South Australia’s Second-hand Vehicle Dealers Act. Under the Act, anyone who sells or exchanges more than four second-hand cars over a 12 month period needs a licence under the Second Hand Continue reading
Liquor licensing reform – CBS news 29 March 2017 - The state’s liquor licensing laws have not been reviewed in their entirety in 20 years. South Australia (SA) is recognised internationally for its fine food and wine. SA must work to enhance its hospitality industry  – delivering more jobs for the state and helping strengthen SA’s reputation interstate and overseas as a great tourist destination. The state Continue reading
Music Festival Catalyst Case Management Service – CBS News 10 March 2017 - Over the next six months a Music Festival Catalyst will be available to help live music festivals and event operators to work within the scope of current licencing regulations, while identifying ways to improve them. The Music Festival Catalyst is based at the Music Development Office at St Pauls Creative Centre, 200 Pulteney Street, Adelaide. Continue reading
Softec Homes – CBS news 20 February 2017 - Northern Adelaide builder’s licence cancelled South Australia’s consumer watchdog has cancelled the builders licence for Mawson Lakes based building company Softec Homes. The Federal Court this week ordered that the business be wound up and a liquidator appointed. Commissioner for Consumer Affairs Dini Soulio said the liquidator had since surrendered the company’s building licence at Continue reading
Tenant database operator removes outdated records – CBS news 19 January 2017 - The operator of a national residential tenancies database has removed a series of outdated entries relating to South Australian tenants, after acknowledging the material may have breached the State’s residential tenancy laws. Read more – Tenant database operator removes outdated records (PDF 41KB)
Public warning on unlicensed SA builder – media release 30 December 2016 - A public warning has been issued by the State’s consumer watchdog against Anastasios (Tom) Manolakis, following allegations of operating as an unlicensed builder in South Australia. Media release – public warning on unlicensed SA builder (PDF 181KB) Public warning notice – Anastasios Manolakis trading as De George Services   
Changes to maximum bets on gaming machines in SA – CBS news 30 December 2016 - Licensees would be aware that the maximum bet on gaming machines in South Australia is reducing from $10 to $5 from 1 January 2017. Read more about the changes to maximum bets on gaming machines in South Australia  
Business director admits to unlicensed motorbike sales – CBS News 16 December 2016 - A 39-year old southern Adelaide man has admitted being a director of a business that sold second hand motorbikes without a licence. In the Christies Beach Magistrates Court, Vlastimil Krejcir admitted being a director of Two Wheel Recyclers, a Hackham-based business that repaired and sold second hand motorcycles. The business’ licence was cancelled in 2014 Continue reading
Changes for charities in South Australia 1 December 2016 - As of 1 December 2016 changes to the Collections for Charitable Purposes Act 1939 (the Act) reduced the administrative burden on charities registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC). The changes make it easier for charities to meet their responsibilities and mandatory reporting requirements. Benefits of ACNC registration Benefits for charities, who also Continue reading
Unlicensed builder accused of consumer law breaches – CBS News 23 November 2016 - A 39-year-old Adelaide man has appeared in court accused of breaches of South Australian building laws and Australian Consumer Law. Consumer and Business Services has taken action against the man, alleging he was working without a licence – accepting payment to carry out work on six properties where he either did not start or did Continue reading
New protections for business from unfair contract terms – CBS news 11 November 2016 - From 12 November 2016 small businesses will be protected from unfair contract terms when they are offered a contract on a take it or leave it basis. A term may be unfair if it: Allows one party to unilaterally vary key aspects of the contract in an unconstrained manner. Gives potentially broad and unreasonable powers Continue reading
Unlicensed car dealer cops $3250 fine – CBS News 10 November 2016 - A 65-year old Elizabeth South man has been fined $3250, after admitting to selling used cars without a licence. Under South Australian consumer protection laws, people need a second hand vehicle dealer’s licence if they sell more than four cars over a 12 month period. In the Elizabeth Magistrates Court, Gary Williams admitted to selling Continue reading
New policy for Compliance and Enforcement – CBS News 27 October 2016 - Consumer and Business Services has released its Compliance and Enforcement Policy, highlighting CBS’ priorities and the principles that will guide its approach to supporting consumers and investigating complaints against businesses and traders. The policy highlights CBS’ increased focus on prevention through education and empowering consumers to exercise their rights, while ensuring businesses are aware of Continue reading
Information for Homestead Homes customers – CBS news 18 October 2016 - Consumer and Business Services has been advised that Home Australia Group has gone into liquidation. In South Australia, the business has been operating in South Australia under the brand Homestead Homes. Where people still have homes under construction through Homestead Homes and they have a certificate of insurance, they should contact insurer QBE directly on Continue reading
Unlicensed builder put on notice – CBS news 14 September 2016 - The Acting Commissioner for Consumer Affairs has accepted a written Assurance from a South Australian builder after he allegedly contracted and performed building work on a suburban Adelaide home without a licence. Consumer and Business Services investigated a complaint from a customer about Glen Ronald Bowden (trading as Glen Bowden Building Solutions). Mr Bowden entered Continue reading
CBS commences legal proceedings against real estate sales representative – CBS news 31 August 2016 - CBS commences legal proceedings against real estate sales representative A former Elders real estate sales representative from Clare faces disciplinary action and is due to appear in the District Court of South Australia. The Commissioner for Consumer Affairs has filed a complaint in the District Court of South Australia against Robert Dudley Stephens, a registered Continue reading
Prosecution launched against unlicensed builder – CBS news 15 August 2016 - CBS launches prosecution against unlicensed builder  A 35 year old Port Willunga man is due to appear in court in September accused of breaching both state and national consumer laws.  Consumer and Business Services alleges David James Jackson agreed to carry out building work at two Mount Gambier properties when he was not licensed to Continue reading
End of financial year sales tips – CBS news 14 June 2016 - The end of financial year (EOFY) sales are traditionally an opportune time for shoppers to pick up some great bargains, as businesses are going out with the old and coming in with the new. Consumer and business services (CBS) is encouraging everyone participating in the sales to be shop-wise, particularly when shopping online, and to do Continue reading
New requirements for registering a change of name – CBS news 31 May 2016 - From 1 June 2016, new requirements for registering a change of name come into effect. The changes will make it more difficult for convicted offenders to change their name to avoid detection by police or to conceal criminal history. The legislation and policy changes mean that: People must apply to the state or territory where Continue reading
Zinghini matter to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court – CBS news 15 April 2016 - Mr Domenic Zinghini was due to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 13 April 2016, but failed to attend, in relation to charges under the Building Work Contractors Act 1995. The Court has adjourned the matter to 18 May 2016. Mr Zinghini is charged with offences in relation to building an extension to a house Continue reading
CBS Heads Up – Changes to gambling legislation commencing 1 January 2016 – CBS news 8 January 2016 - Changes to gambling legislation commenced 1 January 2016 Changes to gambling related legislation aim to improve existing responsible gambling measures for gaming venues and reduce red tape. Changes that commenced on 1 January 2016 mean that: Gaming machine layouts no longer require the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner’s approval. Integrity risk checks for gaming managers and gaming employees Continue reading
Trade licensing update – CBS news 8 January 2016 - Trade licensing update – Plumbers, gas fitters, electricians and building trades Consumer and Business Services is making a range of improvements to occupational licensing starting in early 2016. Red tape reduction for apprentices A new system of electronic information sharing between Traineeship and Apprenticeship Services (TAS) and Consumer and Business Services (CBS) will cut red Continue reading
Further amendments to gambling laws – CBS news 24 December 2015 - Licensee  bulletin – Gambling reforms (further amendments) Significant reforms to gambling related legislation were undertaken in 2013 aimed at improving existing regulatory and responsible gambling measures for gaming venues and reducing red tape. Most of the measures in those reforms have already been implemented with the next change taking effect on 1 January 2017 when all Continue reading
Post Christmas sales tips – CBS news 22 December 2015 - Shoppers hoping for a great bargain at the January sales are reminded to do their research and spend wisely. It’s important to look beyond the sales hype to see the real value of items on offer. Compare deals Comparing deals between retailers and checking independent product reviews can help you to feel confident that you’re Continue reading
Cutting red tape for South Australian charities – CBS news 11 December 2015 - South Australia is set to become the first state to scrap double reporting requirements – a move that will significantly cut red tape and reduce the administrative burden for registered charities. Minister for Business Services and Consumers Gail Gago said the move will eliminate the need for charities collecting in South Australia to report to Continue reading
Transforming liquor – CBS news 19 November 2015 - Liquor licensing discussion paper The release of a Liquor Licensing discussion paper in October 2015 initiated the first full scale review of the Liquor Licensing Act in almost 20 years. Key themes included creating a safer drinking culture, reducing red tape and increasing vibrancy. The discussion paper raised a number of issues to encourage ideas Continue reading
Vasilios Koutropoulos, trading as ‘Olympia Express Tourist and Travel Office’, aka ‘Olympia Express Travel Services’ – public warning 16 November 2015 - The Acting Commissioner for Consumer Affairs is issuing a public warning notice to warn consumers about the conduct of the trader by the name of Vasilios Koutropoulos, trading as ‘Olympia Express Tourist and Travel Office’, also known as ‘Olympia Express Travel Services’. Consumer and Business Services (CBS) have received a number of complaints from consumers Continue reading
Andrew James Laundy trading as ‘Creative Renovations & Demolitions’ and ‘AJ’s contracting’ – public warning 21 September 2015 - The Acting Commissioner for Consumer Affairs is issuing a public warning notice to warn consumers not to deal with a trader by the name of Andrew James Laundy trading as ‘Creative Renovations & Demolitions ‘ and ‘Aj’s Contracting’. Consumer and Business Services (CBS) have received a number of complaints from consumers within SA who have Continue reading
Hildenbrand Roads Pty Ltd – public warning 29 July 2015 - The Commissioner for Consumer Affairs is issuing a public warning notice to warn consumers not to deal with a business by the name of Hildenbrand Roads Pty Ltd who offer “Bitumen sealing and hot mix asphalt” services in South Australia. It is alleged Hildenbrand Roads Pty Ltd: is carrying on business as a building work Continue reading
Addendum to public warning – Green Engineering (Vic) Pty Ltd 24 July 2015 - On 30 March 2017 the Commissioner for Consumer Affairs issued the following statement: Since the Public Warning Notice issued on 24 July 2015 in respect of Green Engineering (Vic) Pty Ltd, Green Engineering has undertaken a number of positive steps to address the conduct of concern giving rise to the Public Warning Notice. In particular, Continue reading
Itinerant Builders Operating in NE Suburbs of SA – public warning 2 April 2015 - The Commissioner for Consumer Affairs is issuing a public warning statement to warn consumers not to deal with itinerant builders reportedly operating in the metropolitan area and particularly the North Eastern suburbs. The Commissioner has identified these itinerant builders as James Doran, Patrick Doran, Michael Doran and James Doran Junior. These persons are also using Continue reading
M & M Greenworks Tree Services – public warning 1 December 2014 - The Commissioner for Consumer Affairs is issuing a public warning statement to warn consumers not to deal with a business by the name of M&M Greenworks Tree Services and individuals associated with the business by the names of “Fui” and “Hay”. Residents in the Adelaide Hills area have been door-knocked by these men offering tree Continue reading
Whyblue Pty Ltd trading as City Southside Real Estate – public warning 9 September 2014 - The Commissioner for Consumer Affairs is issuing a public warning statement to warn consumers not to deal with Whyblue Pty Ltd trading as City Southside Real Estate and sole director Shaun Modra. City Southside Real Estate and Shaun Modra are both currently unlicensed as land agents in South Australia. The Commissioner has reasonable grounds to Continue reading
PMH home improvements – public warning 1 August 2014 - The Commissioner for Consumer Affairs is issuing a public warning statement to warn consumers not to deal with a purported business by the name of PMH Home Improvements and individuals associated with the business using the names “Patrick” or “Dean”, operating in the Taperoo area in the North-western suburbs. Residents in the Taperoo area have Continue reading
Shane Snellgrove – public warning 29 July 2014 - The Commissioner for Consumer Affairs is issuing a public warning statement to warn consumers not to deal with former real estate agent Shane Snellgrove. Shane Snellgrove has been unlicensed as a land agent in South Australia since his registration was cancelled on 19 September 2013. Despite warnings by the Commissioner, Shane Snellgrove has continued to Continue reading
Itinerant bitumen layers operating in Riverland area – public warning 24 January 2014 - The Deputy Commissioner for Consumer Affairs is issuing a public warning statement to warn consumers not to deal with itinerant bitumen layers reportedly operating in the Riverland Area. Two separate businesses in Loxton have been approached by men claiming to have leftover bitumen and offering to lay bitumen for payment in cash. The men were Continue reading
Interim Ban Notice Extension issued by Minister for Business Services and Consumers – public warning 20 January 2014 - I, JOHN RAU, Minister for Business Services and Consumers, pursuant to section 111 (2) of the Australian Consumer Law (SA) EXTEND the interim ban on consumer goods specified below. The effect of this Notice is to ban the supply of such consumer goods for a further period of 30 days. This Notice commences 1 February Continue reading
James Trimboli – public warning 20 December 2013 - The Commissioner for Consumer Affairs is issuing a public statement to warn consumers about James Trimboli who has acted negligently in the course of conducting his business as an electrical contractor and performed negligent electrical work; and to give information to consumers about James Trimboli who acted improperly in the course of conducting his business Continue reading
Interim Ban Notice issued by Minister for Business Services and Consumers – public warning 4 December 2013 - I, JOHN RAU, Minister for Business Services and Consumers , pursuant to section 109(1)(a)(ii) of the Australian Consumer Law (SA), IMPOSE an interim ban on consumer goods specified below. The effect of this Notice is to ban the supply of such consumer goods for a period of 60 days . This Notice commences with immediate Continue reading
Ali Faraj (formally known as Kamel Kaseem & Kamel Mousselmani) – public warning 22 November 2013 - The Commissioner for Consumer Affairs is issuing a public statement: to warn consumers about Ali Faraj (formerly known as Kamel Kaseem and Kamel Mousselmani) who has supplied building work services in an unsatisfactory manner; and to give information to consumers about Ali Faraj who carried on the business as a building work contractor and as Continue reading
Nicholas White and Oz Car Wholesale Pty Ltd – public warning 30 August 2013 - The Commissioner for Consumer Affairs is issuing a public warning notice to warn consumers not to deal with former second-hand vehicle dealer Nicholas White or Oz Car Wholesale Pty Ltd. Nicholas White is the sole director of Oz Car Wholesale Pty Ltd, which also trades or has traded under the names Value Plus Autos, OzCar Continue reading
Stephen Jones trading as ETCH Studio – public warning 8 July 2013 - The Commissioner for Consumer Affairs has issued a public warning notice to warn consumers about the alleged conduct of Steven Jones trading as ETCH Studio. Steven Jones is a photographer specialising in wedding photography . Consumer and Business Services (CBS) has received complaints from consumers who have entered into contracts with Steven Jones for wedding Continue reading