News Items for December 2015

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The state’s consumer watchdog is taking legal action against an Adelaide travel agent, after consumers were allegedly forced to fork out more than they bargained for to return home from overseas.
Three suspected travelling conmen have been detained and left Australia as a result of cooperative efforts between South Australia’s consumer watchdog – CBS, the Australian Border Force (ABF) and interstate consumer affairs authorities.
The state’s consumer watchdog has prosecuted a licensed venue in Adelaide for failing, without reasonable excuse, to display its liquor licence at or near the front entrance of its premises on Belair Road, Hawthorn.
Sophie David SC has been appointed as judge of the District Court.
Samuel Doyle SC has been appointed as judge of the Supreme Court following 17 years experience in the legal profession.
The state’s consumer watchdog is reminding tradespeople it is against the law to advertise as being entitled to carry on business as a building work contractor without holding a relevant licence.
An Adelaide real estate agent has been convicted for offences relating to the 2013 sale of a dying woman’s Para Hills property.
An unlicensed car seller from Thebarton has been convicted and fined $5000 following a recent investigation by South Australia’s consumer watchdog, Consumer and Business Services (CBS).
The Government today released the final response to the a comprehensive review of the Late Night Trading Code of Practice that will see several existing safety measures introduced at an earlier hour, however the current 3am lockout remains.
Generous South Australians are being reminded there are some quick and easy steps they can take to ensure their donations to those affected by the recent Pinery bushfire are not subject to scams.
South Australia is set to become the first state to scrap double reporting requirements – a move that will significantly cut red tape and reduce the administrative burden for registered charities.
The use of online social media sites to buy and swap a large volume of cars is the target of an investigation by the state’s consumer watchdog to stamp out unlicensed second-hand car dealers.