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June 2015 

29-06-2015Know your consumer rights during mid-year sales
29-06-2015NSW Government to further assist loose-fill asbestos insulation property owners
29-06-2015Law governing Associations under review
29-06-2015Warning on recalled heaters
25-06-2015NSW Government announces inquiry into the regulation of brothels
24-06-2015Caution urged on accommodation schemes
24-06-2015Budget to protect consumers and deliver smarter services
24-06-2015Have your say on consumer complaints register
22-06-2015Art exhibition celebrates reconciliation
17-06-2015Trader fined after prohibited heater causes fire
17-06-2015Warning: Travelling conmen – NSW North Coast
16-06-2015Bourke/Brewarrina My Place consumer rights program
15-06-2015Plumbing health checks for Bourke Aboriginal community
12-06-2015National standard for egg labelling
09-06-2015Online sports betting warning
05-06-2015Red tape reduction a boost for home building sector
05-06-2015Ski holiday pitfalls
02-06-2015Chinese small business seminars to be held this week
01-06-2015Public warning – Peter Franklin Atherton

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May 2015 

29-05-2015Beware travelling conmen operating in Mascot – Botany area NSW
27-05-2015Reconciliation Week
26-05-2015Check your tradie, check your rights at HIA Home Show
25-05-2015Three Sydney men found guilty for odometer tampering
22-05-2015Safety warning on Samsung washing machines
20-05-2015Reconciliation Art Exhibition
18-05-2015Don’t be scorned by a fraud
18-05-2015New guideline to avoid real estate underquoting
14-05-2015Fair warning for storm clean up
13-05-2015Snuggle safely this winter
12-05-2015Money stuff challenge: Helping students become savvy consumers
11-05-2015My Place: A hit with Coffs Harbour traders and consumers
07-05-2015Be aware of your rights when buying for mum
07-05-2015NSW to release consumer complaints data
01-05-2015Arrest warrant out for elusive trader

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April 2015 

29-04-2015Top loaders spark fire danger
24-04-2015Bitumen bandits active in Queanbeyan
23-04-2015My Place consumer rights program coming to Coffs Harbour
22-04-2015Be aware of scammers in the wake of wild weather
15-04-2015Study your rental rights
13-04-2015Youth week: tips for young consumers
07-04-2015Travelling conmen alert for Orange and Dubbo
07-04-2015Court deals fines to dodgy dealer

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March 2015 

31-03-2015Don’t be a bunny with safety
27-03-2015Travelling conmen laying hot air not bitumen
26-03-2015Hundreds roll up to Penrith My Place visit
25-03-2015Consumers targeted with bogus tax refunds
25-03-2015Trader guilty on 55 counts
19-03-2015Fake tongue studs are a fatal fashion
17-03-2015Unlicensed concreter fined
17-03-2015Public warning on unlicensed Parramatta builder
16-03-2015Seniors get inspired
16-03-2015Sydney agents to face claims of underquoting
13-03-2015Reminder on dangers of portable butane cookers
04-03-2015Public warning on portable butane 'lunchbox' cookers
03-03-2015Penrith receives $47,500 No Interest Loan boost

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February 2015 

27-02-2015Licensing of heavy vehicles
26-02-2015Travelling conmen spotted in Lake Macquarie
25-02-2015Revved Up goes to Albion Park
25-02-2015Fuel complaints rise in January
25-02-2015Read fine print before signing up to a car rental
22-02-2015Blitz on southside real estate agents
20-02-2015Con-couple faces court
19-02-2015NSW Fair Trading nabs Sydney businessman for alleged immigration fraud
19-02-2015Know your rights before signing up for a training course
18-02-2015Car parking draws consumer ire
17-02-2015Fraudster sentenced to 15 months jail
13-02-2015Don’t let love blind you to sexually transmitted debt
12-02-2015Fraudulent trader fined $19,000
12-02-2015Serial fraudster banned
12-02-2015Don’t get bitten looking for love
11-02-2015Rip off road: Warning on travelling conmen
10-02-2015My Place program proves a hit
09-02-2015Fake plumber caught and fined
09-02-2015NSW Fair Trading heads to Ballina
09-02-2015NSW Government considers feedback to draft Residential Parks Regs
06-02-2015Do your homework before paying reservation fees for school and childcare places
02-02-2015National Construction Code now free for NSW builders
01-02-2015Consumer rights are just the ticket

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January 2015 

28-01-2015Unlicensed builder ordered to pay compensation
23-01-2015Serial motor vehicle fraudster caught
23-01-2015Bogus bankers dial in on vulnerable consumers
22-01-2015Safe snags and splashes this Australia Day
22-01-2015Consumers urged not to pay large deposits
15-01-2015Warning: Tech savvy scammers on the prowl
15-01-2015Tougher home building laws start today
08-01-2015Travelling conmen – don’t become another victim
06-01-2015Spike in holiday accommodation complaints
01-01-2015Don’t let your New Year’s resolution get off to a bad start

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December 2014 

30-12-2014Sydneysiders warned not to give money to fake monks
24-12-2014Consumers encouraged to do their research for post-Christmas sales
22-12-2014NSW Government response to the smash repairs inquiry
17-12-2014Parklea Market director obstructs Fair Trading investigations
17-12-2014NSW Government reforms home building laws
16-12-2014NSW Fair Trading commends Target on correction of was/now pricing
15-12-2014Warning on scam offer of free computers
09-12-2014Storm victims urged to be on the lookout for dodgy tradespeople
08-12-2014Dangerous toys sent to the shredder
08-12-2014NSW building industry gets Australia's first retention trust scheme
05-12-2014Unlicensed builder ordered to pay nearly $90,000
05-12-2014Think safety first at Christmas and buy only approved electricals
05-12-2014NSW consumers choose their favourite local business
02-12-2014Motor vehicle laws explained
01-12-2014NSW Government delivers stronger motor vehicle industry

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November 2014 

28-11-2014Cutting red tape for tradies on the border starts on 1 December
28-11-2014Travelling conmen spotted in Hunters Hill
27-11-2014NSW Fair Trading investigates an agency for possible underquoting
25-11-2014Fair Trading minister consults with Ballina’s residential park community
25-11-2014No Interest Loans support for Lismore
24-11-2014NSW Fair Trading puts ‘was/now’ pricing under the microscope
24-11-2014Response to Brookfield Multiplex High Court case
19-11-2014Consumers urged to shop wisely in the final weeks before christmas
19-11-2014Travelling conmen spotted in the Blue Mountains
19-11-2014Travelling conmen heading North through NSW
14-11-2014Who will be voted NSW’s favourite local business?
06-11-2014Fake goods seized in Double Bay raid
05-11-2014Warning on window falls
03-11-2014Fair Trading targeting a fake near you
03-11-2014Safety first: Portable swimming pools

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October 2014 

31-10-2014Check your tradie is licensed
29-10-2014Vehicle fraudster sentenced to prison
29-10-2014Tenancy information translated
29-10-2014Don't wait for the expiry date to redeem gift cards
28-10-2014Minister visits Kiama during NSW Fair Trading Week
28-10-2014Nominate your favourite local business
27-10-2014Fair marketplace focus for NSW Fair Trading Week
26-10-2014Rise in hair and beauty complaints
24-10-2014NSW bans the sale of non-compliant (outdoor) gas heaters
24-10-2014NSW Aboriginal rugby league knockout
17-10-2014New era for NSW Residential Parks Industry
16-10-2014Shop around for removalists
15-10-2014Storm affected residents reminded to only use licensed tradespeople
13-10-2014Love your local business
10-10-2014NSW Government honours young consumer champions
10-10-2014Warning on travelling conmen in the Blue Mountains
08-10-2014NSW Fair Trading Minister heads to Tamworth
03-10-2014NSW Fair Trading focus on real estate compliance
02-10-2014NSW Fair Trading petrol blitz on price advertising
02-10-2014Six months on for New Co-op Laws in NSW
01-10-2014NSW Fair Trading Minister raises scam awareness

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September 2014 

26-09-2014Safety warning: Be careful when using retractable cable chargers
26-09-2014New reforms for the motor industry
24-09-2014NSW government NILS boost for Strathfield
24-09-2014Tips for smooth sailing when booking your next cruise
19-09-2014Matthew Geoffrey Rixon sentenced
19-09-2014Position paper on community scheme reforms
19-09-2014NSW Fair Trading in Port Stephens
17-09-2014Removing borders for tradies
17-09-2014Prison sentence for strata fraudster
17-09-2014NSW government puts unlicensed builders and tradies on notice
14-09-2014Planning a wedding?
12-09-2014NSW Fair Trading issues electrical safety warning
09-09-2014Fair Trading Building Business Expo at Coffs Harbour
09-09-2014Consumer complaints rise for online trading
04-09-2014No Interest Loans boost for Western NSW
03-09-2014NSW Fair Trading heads to Bathurst
03-09-2014Warning: Electric hot water bottle recall
02-09-2014Court draws the blinds on Minto shutter man
02-09-2014Don't be a tool - Tips to stay safe with DIY
01-09-2014Safety warning: Australian RV Gooseneck trailer and Hijack Fifth Wheel Assembly Hitch

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August 2014 

29-08-2014Fair Trading Building Business Expo at Bathurst
28-08-2014QLD Fair Trading public warning - Little Boy Press
28-08-2014Public Warning: Do not deal with Steven Miller or Aussie Landscapes
28-08-2014Public Warning: Do not deal with Adam Mallass or Hands On Group
27-08-2014NSW backs national recall of Infinity cable
27-08-2014Free small business forum - Fairfield
27-08-2014Consumers advised to beware when buying concert tickets
26-08-2014NSW government celebrates with Hills community on their 1000th NILs loan
25-08-2014Toy safety education program targets toys in discount stores
25-08-2014Australian travellers urged to pack some peace of mind
22-08-2014Broadband in strata: Do your homework
20-08-2014Voting now open - Money Stuff 2014 People's Choice
19-08-2014Unlicensed Minto man pays the price
18-08-2014Fair Trading heads to East Hills
14-08-2014Fair Trading Building Business Expo at Newcastle
14-08-2014Consumers urged to read fine print before joining a gym
05-08-2014Officeworks product recall for USBs
05-08-2014Warning on blind cord hazards
01-08-2014Tenancy among top consumer complaints

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July 2014 

31-07-2014Rental bond services officially opened in Grafton
31-07-2014Fair Trading launches tenancy complaint service
30-07-2014Nearly 1000 fake sporting goods seized
26-07-2014Real estate fraud warning
25-07-2014NSW Fair Trading in Scone
23-07-2014Refund reminder for Malaysia Airlines customers
23-07-2014Consumers warned of wheat bag fire risk
21-07-2014Progress on modernising home building laws and cutting red tape
18-07-2014Free Building Business Expo at Penrith
17-07-2014Fair Trading sends clear message to real estate agents
16-07-2014Safety warning: Ethanol fireplaces
16-07-2014Scam savvy tips for consumers
16-07-2014Financial Rights Legal Centre re-launches
16-07-2014Thousands of fake make up items seized
11-07-2014Momentum continues in electrical goods blitz
04-07-2014Scam alert: Flight credits and phoney prizes
04-07-2014Sustainable development for all
03-07-2014Fair Trading celebrates NAIDOC week
03-07-2014Fair Trading gets revved up in Northmead
02-07-2014Public warning and blitz on unapproved electrical goods continues
01-07-2014Warning on all unapproved electrical items
01-07-2014Consumer tips for a good snow trip

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June 2014 

30-06-2014Fair Trading inspections on shops, markets and importers
30-06-2014National protection for Australian consumers
29-06-2014Hotels, motels and resorts complaints can be a pest
26-06-2014Safety alert - USB style chargers
25-06-2014Burwood car dealership convicted of odo tampering
22-06-2014Is your baby close enough to kiss?
22-06-2014Prison sentence for tree lopper
22-06-2014Real estate agent grounded
20-06-2014Fair Trading seeks information on travelling conman
20-06-2014Moves to improve home warranty insurance
20-06-2014No interest loans boost for the Blue Mountains
19-06-2014Fair Trading report card for Coonabarabran/Baradine
19-06-2014Warning on scams
19-06-2014Public Warning - Do not deal with Charbel Khoury
18-06-2014Rosebery kitchen company in hot water
17-06-2014Fair Market focus for Fair Trading in 2014-15
17-06-2014Warning on travelling conmen in Tamworth
16-06-2014Know who you are dealing with
13-06-2014NSW to lead work on egg labelling
13-06-2014Simplifying regulation for the building industry
12-06-2014Warning on recalled heaters
12-06-2014St George traders face Fair Trading scrutiny
12-06-2014Community title reforms on the way
11-06-2014Warning on dangerous gas cabinet heaters
11-06-2014Public warning - Peter Noel Anthony Sorensen
09-06-2014Kingsgrove builder fined more than $12,000
06-06-2014Petrol price boards give motorists a fair go
05-06-2014Bogus Buddhists are back
05-06-2014Homebush car dealer receives suspended sentence
04-06-2014Electric blanket recall
03-06-2014Fair Trading My Place program comes to Penrith and St Marys
03-06-2014Coonabarabran - Baradine My Place program
02-06-2014Property spruikers must offer a cooling off period
01-06-2014Parent alert: beware of button batteries

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May 2014 

30-05-2014Fair Trading heads to Helensburgh
30-05-2014Fair Trading heads to Woy Woy
30-05-2014Forum addresses building regulation reforms
29-05-2014Building reforms protect consumers and support industry
28-05-2014Fair Trading reforms to cut red tape for small business
28-05-2014Bank refund scammers target Tamworth seniors
27-05-2014Cooma businesses excel in Fair Trading blitz
27-05-2014Consumer claims cap increased to benefit consumers
26-05-2014Time for NSW small businesses to have their say
23-05-2014Wollongong builders nail it
21-05-2014Warning on travelling conmen in Western Sydney
20-05-2014Warning on travelling conmen in Lithgow
20-05-2014Recall of Solar Isolators
20-05-2014New guide on deck and balcony safety
19-05-2014Warning on Avanco DC solar isolators
19-05-2014Call for public input into draft property regulations
16-05-2014Walgett and Lightning Ridge My Place a success
15-05-2014Motor Dealers and Repairers Regulation
14-05-2014Repeal of Travel Agents Act to save industry millions
12-05-2014Paddy's Markets trader prosecuted
12-05-2014Minchinbury car dealers disqualified for 5 years
09-05-2014NSW Fair Trading celebrates Law Week
09-05-2014Fair Trading to visit Kogarah, Rockdale, Penshurst and Hurstville
09-05-2014Fair Trading visit planned for Tweed Heads
09-05-2014Unlicensed Brighton-Le-Sands tradie convicted
08-05-2014Manager of not-for-profit association convicted of fraud
08-05-2014Unlicensed builder fined more than $40,000
07-05-2014Newcastle car industry must do better
05-05-2014Take the challenge! - Minister launches Money Stuff 2014
04-05-2014Make Mother's day memorable for all the right reasons
02-05-2014New plumbing program flush with success
01-05-2014Warning to Western Sydney residents on travelling conmen

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April 2014 

24-04-2014Scam alert: Scammers claim to be from Federal Government
24-04-2014Minister to open Caravan and Camping Supershow
24-04-2014Public warning: Michael Zhang, Jason Zhang and BG Materials Supply Pty Ltd
23-04-2014Fair Trading heads to Cooma
17-04-2014Top tips for the Easter break
17-04-2014Scout hall scandal
16-04-2014Quad bike national safety campaign
15-04-2014Public safety warning - electric hot water bottles
14-04-2014Warning on travelling conmen
13-04-2014Bitumen bandit fined almost $80,000
11-04-2014Minister to sign agreement with Indigenous community
11-04-2014Warning on Telstra scams
10-04-2014Showbag checks show suppliers 100 per cent compliant
08-04-2014Minister congratulates western Sydney tradies
07-04-2014Travelling conmen in the Moama/Albury area
06-04-2014Scammers blitz Fair Trading call centre - was it an accident?
03-04-2014Youth reminded to know their rights and avoid being ripped off
03-04-2014Court upholds odometer tamperer's prison sentence
03-04-2014Fair Trading to deliver new practical plumbing health checks
02-04-2014Public warning on dangerous spas
02-04-2014Storm damage warning for NSW
02-04-2014Fair Trading to visit Walgett and Lightning Ridge

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March 2014 

28-03-2014Warning: Travelling conmen in NSW
28-03-2014Online electrical traders put on notice
28-03-2014Newcastle: Fair Trading is coming to your place
28-03-2014NSW puts safety first when it comes to portable pools
27-03-2014Motor vehicle dealers put on notice
26-03-2014Unlicensed builder ordered to pay more than $33,000
17-03-2014Urgent public safety warning
17-03-2014Turramurra builder prosecuted for using a false insurance certificate
17-03-2014Ashfield company licence cancelled, director disqualified
14-03-2014Car dealer prosecuted for obstructing investigators
14-03-2014Fair Trading targets cash back offers
13-03-2014Unlicensed Auburn car dealer prosecuted
11-03-2014Minister welcomes change of name in AVN matter
10-03-2014Mixed results for trader compliance in Maitland
09-03-2014Beware: Travelling conmen headed back to NSW
07-03-2014Gold seller guilty of unlicensed trading
03-03-2014Fair Trading brings consumer protection to Bega
03-03-2014Fair Trading celebrates Seniors Week
02-03-2014Warning on car sale scam

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February 2014 

28-02-2014NSW and Victoria lead the way in Co-op reform
27-02-2014$2,640 in fines to Campbelltown car dealers and repairer
24-02-2014Know your rights when buying a used car
24-02-2014Pymble real estate agent prosecuted for trust account fraud
21-02-2014Portable pool safety a NSW priority
20-02-2014Computer virus scam goes viral but scammers ill informed
20-02-2014Warning on shipping fee mail scam
19-02-2014Hot water system checks
19-02-2014Lismore/Ballina car dealers and real estate agents put on notice
14-02-2014Real estate agent imprisoned for fraud
13-02-2014Don't get stung on Valentine's Day
11-02-2014Minister spreads the message on consumer protection
09-02-2014Bank refund scam running rife
07-02-2014Travelling conmen warning
07-02-2014Rights and responsibilities for NSW renters
06-02-2014Minister urges parents to get smart on tutoring products
05-02-2014Public warning: Do not deal with Hakan aka Harvey Karakaya
05-02-2014Avoid Valentine's Day inflated prices - Shop early, shop smart
05-02-2014Warning on Yellow Page scam

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January 2014 

31-01-2014Warning to businesses about accelerated search engine services
31-01-2014Minister visits Ballina and Lismore
30-01-2014NSW leads national crackdown on fake testimonials
29-01-2014Warning on tax scams
28-01-2014Travelling conmen latest sightings
26-01-2014Top ten consumer complaints in 2013
21-01-2014Warning to Leeton region residents re travelling conman
20-01-2014Travelling conmen reports concern Commissioner
16-01-2014Safety warning for Australia Day
08-01-2014Warning: Bogus Buddhists bagging big bucks
08-01-2014Perennial pests are back
07-01-2014Scam smart retiree spots new take on refund rip-off
06-01-2014Pool safety warning from Fair Trading
03-01-2014Wet'n'Wild NYE Festival cancellation refunds update
01-01-2014Don't let your New Year's resolution become a lasting headache
01-01-2014Update on cancelled NYE Festival

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