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Housing & Property

Realtor convicted of fraud to serve 12 months intensive correction order

13 February, 2020
Media release relating to the conviction of former director of Guncom Pty Ltd, Ms Alice Gaye Gunning on four breaches of the Property, Stock and Business Agents Act 2002.
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Housing & Property

Real estate, property and tenancy law changes commence

25 March, 2020
Significant changes to residential tenancy and real estate and property laws have now started in NSW, following the commencement of major legislative reforms on 23 March 2020
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29 October 2018

Trades & businesses

Better Business Reforms

The Fair Trading Legislation Amendment (Reform) Bill 2018 passed Parliament on 24 October 2018.

This implements the majority of the Better Business Reforms first explored in the Easy and Transparent Trading consultation paper.

The following reforms will commence as soon as the Bill receives assent:

  • Item [2] from 2.7 in Schedule 2 – amendments to the Fair Trading Amendment (Commercial Agents) Act 2016
  • Schedule 6 –  removal of Ministerial advisory councils and the Products Safety Committee
  • Schedule 7 – providing that documents can be served by electronic means across all Better Regulation laws and removing requirements for registered post to be used
  • Schedule 9 – removing certain advertising requirements duplicated by the Australian Consumer Law
  • Schedule 10 – provides that documents executed by certain organisations are valid without an official seal attached
  • Schedule 12 – repeal of two Amendment Acts that have not yet started

The other reforms in the Bill will commence at later dates, depending on the scale of the changes involved. More information will follow.

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