Consumer protection agencies around the nation are urging Australians to be careful when looking for love online, warning that one false move could leave consumers with both a broken heart and an empty wallet.
People licensed to perform major residential building work in South Australia will soon be subject to new training requirements, under new licensing rules aimed at strengthening the industry and better protecting consumers.
A Greenacres builder has been permanently banned from holding a building licence or being employed as a building work contractor, following disciplinary action taken by South Australia's consumer watchdog.
A Parafield Gardens builder has been penalised more than $2000 in the Adelaide Magistrates Court for working without a licence and performing substandard building works, ignoring a previous warning by South Australia's consumer watchdog.
An unlicensed builder has been fined $7500 and ordered to repay consumers more than $11,000 for building unlicensed, seeking a deposit above the legal limit and substandard work on properties at Paralowie and Hawthorn.