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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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7 June 2018

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

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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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Work & Business Licenses
Media releases
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...

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CBS updates
4 May 2018

Kidsafe SA launched a baby sling and carrier safety campaign on Thursday 3 May 2018.

Consumer & Business Advice
CBS updates
2 May 2018

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has advised of a recall of SafeTech Hardware Australia key lockable pool gate latches that do not comply with Australian standards.

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