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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’.

Consumer & Business Advice
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...

Consumer & Business Advice
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.

Consumer & Business Advice
Media releases
30 April 2018

Consumers are being encouraged to look for savings by switching to online billing or seeking an exemption from fees charged for paper bills.

Commissioner for Consumer Affairs Dini Soulio said consumers may not realise that every bill they receive in the post could cost them extra.

Consumer & Business Advice
Media releases
18 April 2018

Action by South Australia’s consumer watchdog has prompted a Darlington business to issue a voluntary recall notice for unsafe ethanol burners being sold in breach of national safety standards.

Commissioner for Consumer Affairs Dini Soulio said officers from Consumer and Business...

Consumer & Business Advice
Work & Business Licenses
Media releases
16 April 2018

A real estate agent who allegedly acted as a sales representative for a land agent while unlicensed has agreed to commence further training as part of an enforceable undertaking he has entered into with South Australia’s consumer watchdog.

Consumer & Business Advice
Work & Business Licenses
Media releases
11 April 2018

A building contractor has acknowledged that he likely breached consumer protection laws, after allegedly accepting payment for work at homes that he did not complete.
Consumer and Business Services allege that Mr Katsikas accepted payments exceeding $48,000 between February 2016 and March...

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28 March 2018

In addition to Mad March, this month we marked World Consumer Rights Day. The 2018 theme of 'Making digital marketplaces fairer' is very relevant to most consumers.

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