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Work & Business Licenses
Media releases
Public warnings
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...

Work & Business Licenses
Media releases
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...

Work & Business Licenses
Media releases
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...

Consumer & Business Advice
Media releases
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.

Liquor, Gambling & Lotteries
CBS updates
12 October 2017

Having found an error in the trading round process, the Commissioner has determined to cancel the trading round TR14/2017.

Work & Business Licenses
Media releases
28 September 2017

South Australia’s consumer watchdog has welcomed the penalty and compensation totalling more than $25,000 imposed on an unlicensed builder who took money from two clients for work he never completed, before changing his business name to avoid detection by authorities.

Liquor, Gambling & Lotteries
CBS updates
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 enter...

Work & Business Licenses
Media releases
11 September 2017

An unlicensed tradesman whose failure to properly secure a series of ceiling fans posed a serious safety risk to his customer has been penalised more than $10,000.

In the Adelaide Magistrates Court, 51 year old Kawana Rothes George admitted to breaches of the Australian Consumer Law and...

Work & Business Licenses
CBS updates
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.

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CBS updates
7 September 2017

There will be improved protections for consumers, with national agreement to significantly increase penalties for businesses that mislead consumers or have poor business practices.

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