News Items for February 2017

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South Australia’s consumer watchdog has welcomed the $12,500 penalty handed down in the Adelaide Magistrates Court to a man who admitted breaching South Australian and national consumer laws.
A recruitment process will begin shortly to find a new head of SafeWork SA, following the resignation of Executive Director Marie Boland.
SafeWork SA has joined forces with Primary Producers SA (PPSA) to deliver practical work health and safety workshops for farmers, who have the highest work fatality rate in Australia.
An unlicensed builder who accepted substantial deposits from consumers for work he either didn’t start or made little progress on has been fined $11,000 and ordered to repay more than $11,000 to customers he left in the lurch.
Legislation to protect South Australians using entertainment precincts has passed Parliament.
Laws governing South Australia’s new child protection system will be debated in Parliament this week, as the State Government continues its overhaul of the child protection system.
New data published on the Attorney-General’s Department website confirms Government reforms are helping improve the effectiveness of South Australia’s justice system.