News Items for July 2016

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An unlicensed builder has faced court and paid back consumers that were left out-of-pocket following a prosecution by the state’s consumer watchdog, Consumer and Business Services (CBS).
SafeWork SA is urging builders and sub-contractors to secure or put loose items away on their worksites so they do not pose a safety hazard in today’s strong winds.
The State Government is planning changes to the law to help modernise South Australia’s criminal justice system.
A series of measures to help address domestic violence are being put out for public consultation by the State Government to better understand the facts and the community’s views on this serious issue.
Balco Australia is a local success story enjoying global success in hay processing through an innovative approach to work health and safety.
The family of a worker killed on a barge at the end of 2012 has received compensation as part of a decision made by the Industrial Court this last week.
The Supreme Court has upheld a conviction against a real estate agent over offences involving the sale of a dying woman’s Para Hills property in 2013.
The question of who watches the watchdog has been answered in a package of measures to improve operations of the Office of Public Integrity.
An independent review into liquor licensing laws has recommended small bars should be allowed in North Adelaide, people should be able to buy an alcoholic drink in a restaurant without having to buy food.
An unlicensed builder has been ordered to pay $14,477 in fines and compensation, after the successful prosecution by SA’s Consumer and Business Services in the Adelaide Magistrates Court last month.
The Statutes Amendment (Vulnerable Witnesses) Act commences today to better support people with disability in the criminal justice system.
Applications are now open for the South Australian Government’s Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Grants Program.