Minister for Innovation & Better Regulation

Blitz targets illegal "no refund" signs

One in five NSW businesses visited during a recent blitz on illegal “no refund” signs was found to be breaking the law, Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Matt Kean revealed today.

Complaints about online traders reach five-year high

On World Consumer Rights Day, Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Matt Kean has revealed the number of consumer complaints about online traders has reached a five-year high.

Quad bike safety rebates doubled

The NSW Government has doubled the value of rebates available to farmers for quad bike safety measures, Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Matt Kean announced today.

FuelCheck a hit with NSW Motorists

The NSW Government’s online, real-time fuel price monitoring system has been a hit with motorists, with more than 1.3 million hits in its first six months, Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Matt Kean said today.

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner honoured

Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Matt Kean has today paid tribute to NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe for his 40 years of service to the people of NSW, including 28 years in the consumer affairs portfolio.

Interim ban extended on alcohol-fuelled burners

The NSW Government has extended an interim ban on the sale of portable alcohol-fuelled burners due to serious safety concerns, Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Matt Kean announced today.

Don’t fall for online scammers this Valentine’s Day

Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Matt Kean has warned romance seekers to click with caution this Valentine’s Day after Aussies looking for love lost millions to online scammers.

Fire safety proposed reforms released

The NSW Government today released a draft regulation that aims to improve fire safety standards in NSW buildings.

Toys destroyed in Christmas crackdown

Dozens of dangerous toys were steamrolled in Macquarie Park today as part of NSW Fair Trading’s annual product safety blitz in the lead up to Christmas.

A new beginning for strata living

Once-in-a-generation reforms to the state’s strata title laws come into effect today, to reflect contemporary strata living and to cater for future demand.

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