NSW Fair Trading

Slip, slop, slap for sun safety this summer

With a heatwave expected around the State this week, business owners are being reminded to prepare their outdoor workers for extreme heat and protect against sun exposure.

Scone real estate agent faces two years imprisonment over trust account fraud

A former Scone real estate agent who misused $593,000 that was held in trust has been sentenced to two years imprisonment to be served by way of an Intensive Correction Order.

Domestic violence laws commence soon

Tenants trapped in violent relationships will be protected by new renting reforms, which come into effect on 28 February 2019.

New laws cracking down on dodgy gifts from Christmas Grinch

New Fair Trading powers that will help consumers deal with defective Christmas gifts come into effect today.

November Complaints Register & Guidelines Review

The November results of the NSW Fair Trading Complaints Register has revealed that consumers were frustrated with services offered by Australia Post, one of several businesses listed for having 10 or more complaints in the month.

Get ripped, not ripped off in the New Year

Festive feasting can snatch even the fittest person off guard, but NSW consumers are being warned against rushing into gym contracts in the New Year.

Fair Trading warns consumers about storm damage

Commissioner for Fair Trading Rose Webb has today issued a warning that storms which cause significant damage are often followed by scammers who try to take advantage of vulnerable consumers.

Button battery blitz keeps consumers safe this Christmas

A recent NSW Fair Trading blitz on button batteries has found dozens of potentially unsafe products on shop shelves across Sydney.

Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said Fair Trading assessed more than 170 button battery products this year alone.

Sydney tradies welcome Fair Trading blitz

A surprise NSW Fair Trading compliance operation in Sydney’s south west and north west has revealed widespread industry support for a crackdown on residential home building sites.

Public Warning – Do not deal with Freedom Marine Services

Commissioner for NSW Fair Trading Rose Webb today issued a public warning advising consumers not to deal with Freedom Marine Services Pty Ltd and its Director, Deborah May Barron.

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