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Manufacturer commits $1.5 million to safety improvements after worker injured

Borg Manufacturing Pty Ltd has committed more than $1.5 million for safety programs and improvements following an injury to a worker at their Somersby plant in September 2014.

NSW calls for national quad bike safety rating system

The NSW Government is calling for the introduction of a national five-star safety rating system for quad bikes, to help save lives on farms.

Since 2011, 115 people have been killed in quad bike accidents on Australian farms, with 32 in NSW alone.

New plan puts consumers first

Consumers are at the heart of a new plan announced today by the NSW Government.

Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said Consumers First was a package of reforms and initiatives that would put everyday people front and centre.

NSW leads the way on quad bike safety

A new research project which aims to reduce the high rates of injury on farms has been announced by the NSW Government, to better understand attitudes and behaviours around quad bikes and their use.

Online shoppers have their say in Fair Trading survey

Almost 40 per cent of people who have bought goods or services online experienced problems with their purchase, according to a recent NSW Fair Trading survey.

Budget supports world-class workplace health and safety research centre

The upcoming NSW Budget will include almost $2.5 million worth of funding for a world-class work health and safety centre to help drive down workplace fatalities.

Tradies portal a success in Northern Rivers

Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean has announced enhancements to the Rebuild Assist web portal that links consumers with licenced, insured tradespeople, after a successful pilot in Northern NSW.

FuelCheck hits all time high with 2 million hits

More drivers than ever are saving money at the petrol pump, with the FuelCheck website hitting two million users overnight. 

Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation, Matt Kean, said FuelCheck had become an important part of NSW drivers’ everyday lives. 

NSW Government strengthens loose-fill asbestos program

The NSW Government has strengthened the Loose-fill Asbestos Insulation Program to support more residents across the state, Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean announced today.

Consumer champion calls it a day

One of the state’s most respected and longest-serving public servants, NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe, has announced his retirement.

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