Recently, the Australian Government has imposed restrictive measures as part of its response to COVID-19 which may have impacted a number of consumer contracts resulting in questions around cancellations and refunds.
South Australia's consumer watchdog has commenced proceedings in the Supreme Court against the director of a West Lakes based demolition business alleging he engaged in unconscionable conduct, wrongly accepted payment and made false or misleading representations to eight consumers.
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.