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Short-term holiday letting policy given green light

Short-term holiday letting will have tougher but fairer regulation from 2019, after the NSW Parliament passed the Government’s plan for the industry yesterday.

Fair Trading reforms set to deliver big benefits for NSW consumers

Consumers are set to save big on time and money, and have disputes with businesses resolved quicker, thanks to new Fair Trading powers.

Modernisation of paintball legislation

A reduction in paintball red tape will make the popular activity more accessible to NSW families, Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said today.

Government consulting on reforms to empower consumers and small businesses

Brokers and other traders across a range of industries would have to declare paid commissions as part of major proposed reforms aimed at putting power in the hands of consumers and small businesses.

Beauty and cosmetics consumer rights given Fair Trading facelift

The increasing popularity of cosmetic services as well as recent complaints to Fair Trading about poor quality beauticians has prompted a new Fair Trading education campaign.

Rydalmere company charged after worker's fingers severed

A Rydalmere company and its director have been fined $67,500 after a worker’s hand was crushed while cleaning machinery.

Further funds to support Holbrook homeowners affected by loose-fill asbestos

Holbrook homeowners affected by loose-fill asbestos insulation will be better off thanks to the latest funding boost of more than $26,000 from the NSW Government.

Consumer rights extend to the grave

Grieving families are increasingly being taken advantage of when planning a funeral, with the number of complaints to NSW Fair Trading jumping to record levels.

Electronics retailers slammed on Complaints Register

Mobile phone and electronics retailers have been given a big thumbs down from consumers, claiming the top four spots on the latest NSW Fair Trading Complaints Register.

Driving down deaths in construction industry

A new plan has been launched today to reduce deaths and accidents in the NSW construction industry.

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