News Items for December 2016

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A public warning has been issued by the State’s consumer watchdog against Anastasios (Tom) Manolakis, following allegations of operating as an unlicensed builder in South Australia.
Boxing Day sales create quite a buzz for shoppers both online and in-store, however, consumers are reminded to shop smart to avoid disappointment with the sales this festive season.
Portable decorative ethanol burners are now banned from sale in South Australia with recent serious injuries reported throughout Australia increasing concerns about their safety.
With quad bikes the leading cause of fatalities on Australian farms, SafeWork SA is reminding people about the risks they pose to riders’ safety, especially children, as school holidays have begun.
Santa can be satisfied that gifts left under the tree this year are safe for kids, following the completion of a pre-Christmas audit undertaken by SA’s consumer watchdog.
An independent Review of South Australia Police has recommended major changes to combat sex discrimination, sexual harassment and predatory behaviour in the workplace.
SA’s Consumer and Business Services (CBS) has welcomed a Productivity Commission draft report into the enforcement and administration arrangements underpinning the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
An extra magistrate’s position has been created in South Australia specifically to attend to the growing volume of cases involving family violence matters.
With South Australian summers renowned for being very hot and dry, SafeWork SA reminds employers to manage risks associated with heat stress and solar UV.
Consumer protection agencies have today launched a campaign to educate and empower consumers with a disability when they buy goods and services under the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).