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Consumer & Business Advice
Media releases
7 March 2018

Bramalco Pty Ltd, trading as Modern, has given a formal undertaking to the state’s consumer watchdog, after allegedly breaching customers’ cooling off rights and engaging in false, misleading or deceptive conduct on several occasions.

Consumer & Business Advice
CBS updates
1 March 2018

An Adelaide Magistrate has found a suburban real estate agent not guilty of breaching the Land and Business (Sale and Conveyancing) Act.

Work & Business Licenses
Media releases
15 February 2018

Consumer and Business Services is urging labour hire companies to make sure they apply for a licence by the start of August, ahead of the mandatory licensing system for the sector that comes into effect in September.

Commissioner for Consumer Affairs Dini Soulio said that from September...

Births, Deaths & Marriages
CBS updates
14 February 2018

Do you need inspiration for your baby’s name? Or are you just interested in the weird and wonderful names parents chose for their little bundles in 2017.

Renting & Letting Advice
Media releases
13 February 2018

New laws will soon come into effect for property managers.

Changes to the laws include penalties that come into effect this April for people who steal from trust funds, and a requirement that all property managers are registered by September next year.

Work & Business Licenses
Consumer & Business Advice
Media releases
5 February 2018

Consumers are avoiding lengthy and costly court proceedings in disputes with traders in almost 90 per cent of cases where there is a complaint, thanks to a new compulsory conciliation process.

Work & Business Licenses
Media releases
2 February 2018

Residents in suburban Adelaide are being warned to check the building licence and credentials of tradies, after complaints alleging poor or incomplete work.

Consumer and Business Services is looking into claims that two men offering their services via letter-box pamphlets may be operating...

Work & Business Licenses
Media releases
29 January 2018

An unlicensed builder who took payments from clients totalling $10,000 for work that was never started has been penalised more than $12,000 in the Adelaide Magistrates Court this week.

In court, 57 year old John James Meyer pleaded guilty to breaches of the Australian Consumer Law and the...

Work & Business Licenses
Consumer & Business Advice
Renting & Letting Advice
CBS updates
29 January 2018

From 29 January 2018 there are more stringent guidelines that deal with circumstances where a real estate agent or their associate wants to buy a property the agent has appraised or is authorised to sell.

Consumer & Business Advice
Media releases
3 January 2018

South Australians who have made a New Year’s resolution to join a gym are being urged to shop around and check out the membership agreement before signing a contract.

Commissioner for Consumer Affairs, Dini Soulio said gym memberships are one of the common purchases that consumers seek...

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