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Consumer & Business Advice
Media releases
4 July 2018

Members of the public are being encouraged to have their say on proposed consumer protection reforms, including measures aimed at cracking down on ticket scalpers.

As the Government prepares regulations to govern proposed tougher anti-scalping laws, feedback is being sought on how aspects...

Consumer & Business Advice
CBS updates
30 June 2018

A compulsory recall of all vehicles with defective Takata airbags commenced on 1 March 2018, following a safety investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The recall affects a large number of car makes and models, and a small number of motorcycles and trucks.

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Media releases
28 June 2018

The operator of a business selling transportable homes has been penalised $400,000 and ordered to pay over $200,000 in compensation after accepting money from clients to construct and supply customised transportable buildings that were never provided.

Consumer & Business Advice
Media releases
27 June 2018

South Australia’s consumer watchdog has urged consumers to take extra care, with shonky tradies ripping off in excess of $230,000 from consumers in the past seven months.

Commissioner for Consumer Affairs Dini Soulio said Consumer and Business Services continued to receive calls from...

Consumer & Business Advice
Media releases
15 June 2018

The Supreme Court has ordered that pecuniary penalties of $150,000 be paid by the operators of a former Adelaide-based travel agent for breaches of the Australian Consumer Law which included leaving clients in the lurch at the check in gate in foreign countries.

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CBS updates
7 June 2018

Consumer and Business Services is always looking at ways to better protect consumers and reduce red tape for business.

Consumer & Business Advice
CBS updates
5 June 2018

This Bill was introduced into Parliament on 30 May 2018 and aims to increase consumer protection around ticket scalping.

Consumer & Business Advice
Media releases
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...

Consumer & Business Advice
Media releases
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...

Consumer & Business Advice
Media releases
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’.

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