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Work & Business Licenses
Media releases
25 October 2017

An unlicensed contractor who stole from one client and whose work was of such a poor standard his clients had to spend tens of thousands of dollars fixing it has been fined $15,000 and ordered to repay one of his victims $20,000 in the Adelaide Magistrates Court for breaches of the state’s...

Consumer & Business Advice
Media releases
23 October 2017

A sophisticated cyber scam targeting consumers in the real estate sector has reached South Australia, with two clients losing a total of $900,000 to scammers.

Liquor, Gambling & Lotteries
CBS updates
12 October 2017

Having found an error in the trading round process, the Commissioner has determined to cancel the trading round TR14/2017.

Work & Business Licenses
Media releases
28 September 2017

South Australia’s consumer watchdog has welcomed the penalty and compensation totalling more than $25,000 imposed on an unlicensed builder who took money from two clients for work he never completed, before changing his business name to avoid detection by authorities.

Liquor, Gambling & Lotteries
CBS updates
25 September 2017

Australia Post have updated the design of the Keypass ID card. Make sure licensed venue staff are aware.

The Keypass card is a valid ID used to verify proof of age and identity throughout Australia and is valid for 5 years. It is a common ID used by patrons over 18 years of age to enter...

Work & Business Licenses
Media releases
11 September 2017

An unlicensed tradesman whose failure to properly secure a series of ceiling fans posed a serious safety risk to his customer has been penalised more than $10,000.

In the Adelaide Magistrates Court, 51 year old Kawana Rothes George admitted to breaches of the Australian Consumer Law and...

Work & Business Licenses
CBS updates
8 September 2017

A 58 year old man is due to appear in court next month to face allegations he worked as a building contractor while unlicensed. The matter is due before the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 10 October.

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CBS updates
7 September 2017

There will be improved protections for consumers, with national agreement to significantly increase penalties for businesses that mislead consumers or have poor business practices.

Consumer & Business Advice
Media releases
1 September 2017

Almost 400 showbags and more than 1500 individual items have been inspected in preparation for this year’s Royal Adelaide Show.

Commissioner for Consumer Affairs Dini Soulio said that six items with incorrect labelling and potential safety issues had been removed.

Consumer & Business Advice
Media releases
28 August 2017

South Australia’s consumer watchdog has warned members of the public to be extremely cautious in buying tickets from online reseller Viagogo.

Commissioner for Consumer Affairs Dini Soulio said Consumer and Business Services had received 80 inquiries from South Australians who had paid...

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