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Media statements

Below is a list of our media statements on fair trading topics.

The statements are made by the:

  • Honourable Yvette D'Ath MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice (marked with an asterisk)
  • Office of Fair Trading.

Visit the Ministerial media statements website for older statements by Ministers responsible for fair trading.

2019

Media statementDate
Set high standards for ladder safety this long weekend
The Easter long weekend can be a time to hop into odd jobs around the home, and the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has some important tips for ladder safety.
16/04/2019
Know your consumer rights as NDIS continues to roll out
The Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is working alongside other Australian consumer protection agencies to remind people with disability of their consumer rights as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) continues to roll out.
15/04/2019
Parts supplier fined for stalled engine deliveries
Slacks Creek automotive parts supplier Jason Paul Murray and his company were ordered to pay $101,000 in fines and restitution by the Beenleigh Magistrates Court today for accepting payment and failing to supply goods.
12/04/2019
Concrete evidence of unfinished work results in $7,000 fine
A Redland Bay trader was fined $7,000 in the Cleveland Magistrates Court yesterday (9 April 2019) after charges were brought by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).
10/04/2019
Gold Coast property agent fined for failing audit requirements
A Surfers Paradise resident letting agent has been fined in the Southport Magistrates Court yesterday (8 April 2019) following an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigation.
09/04/2019
Law outbids unlicensed Gold Coast motor dealer
A Southport woman was fined $6,000 by the Southport Magistrates Court yesterday (8 April 2019) after being charged by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for unlicensed motor dealing.
09/04/2019
Public warning against dodgy fencer working in South-East Queensland
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is warning the public not to deal with Matthew Geoffrey Rixon or his company CDA Fencing Pty Ltd.
05/04/2019
Safety investigation into Huggies Ultra Dry complete
The Queensland Office of Fair Trading (QOFT) has finalised its investigation into complaints about the safety of Huggies Ultra Dry nappies, after finding no evidence that the product is unsafe.
05/04/2019
New Farm agency fined $26,500 for failing to lodge audit reports
LJ Hooker New Farm real estate agents Andrew William Clough and Brett William Greensill and their companies were ordered to pay $26,500 in fines by the Brisbane Magistrates Court today (22 March 2019) for failing to lodge multiple trust account audit reports.
22/03/2019
Smart state, trusted smart products - World Consumer Rights Day 2019
Smart products outnumber people worldwide three to one, and the Office of Fair Trading wants to make sure Queenslanders are connected with their consumer rights when they are online.
15/03/2019
Former Hervey Bay workwear seller forced to wear $10,000 fine
A former workwear businessman has been fined $10,000 in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court today (14 March) following an investigation by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).
14/03/2019
Real estate salesperson fined for misappropriating rental bond refunds
An Inala based real estate salesperson was ordered to pay a total of $21,822 in fines and compensation in the Richlands Magistrates Court yesterday (13 March 2019) following an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigation.
13/03/2019
Engine failure – Calamvale auto parts supplier fined for non-delivery
A Calamvale business owner was fined $20,000 and ordered to pay $9,295 in compensation to a consumer in the Richlands Magistrates Court yesterday (13 March 2019) for failing to provide a vehicle engine.
13/03/2019
Rest easy and create a safe sleep environment for your baby
Parents and carers are being reminded to create a safe sleep environment for their infants by keeping the Office of Fair Trading’s consumer product safety tips in mind.
13/03/2019
Agency fails to abide by trust account obligations
A Cleveland real estate agency was ordered to pay a total of $7,670 in fines and compensation in the Cleveland Magistrates Court yesterday following an Office of Fair Trading investigation.
06/03/2019
No technical difficulties, just non-supply
A Morningside businessman was ordered to pay over $60,000 in fines and compensation after being found guilty in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday (22 February 2019) for misleading buyers about work from home printing franchises.
25/02/2019
Be $mart and participate in Buy Smart*
Teaching Queensland’s consumers of tomorrow their rights today is the aim of the Office of Fair Trading’s (OFT) annual Buy Smart Competition launched today for students in Years 4 to 12.
22/02/2019
Mt Ommaney retailer fined for blocking toy safety check
A Mt Ommaney man was fined in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on 15 February 2019 for obstructing Office of Fair Trading (OFT) inspectors carrying out toy safety checks.
19/02/2019
Gold Coast real estate agent fined for keeping rent money
A Gold Coast real estate agent was fined $20,000 in the Southport Magistrates Court on 11 February after charges were brought by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for wrongfully converting trust money.
12/02/2019
Love app-tually – your perfect match may come with a catch*
Queenslanders looking for love via dating apps and websites are being reminded of their consumer rights by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) as Valentine’s Day approaches.
07/02/2019
$8.4 million given back to Queenslanders*
Queenslanders received more than $8.4 million in refunds, repairs, replacements and other compensation with the help of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) in 2018.
22/01/2019
Gold Coast tradesman ordered to pay $253,500 for unfinished jobs  
A Gold Coast tradesman has been convicted and ordered to pay more than $253,500 in fines and compensation in the Gold Coast Magistrates Court today (14 January 2019) after charges were laid by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for breaches of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
14/01/2019
Exercise your rights when joining a gym*
If your New Year's resolution involves joining a gym, the Office of Fair Trading has some advice to help you flex your consumer muscles.
03/01/2019

2018

Media statementDate
Your rights when it comes to returning unwanted Christmas gifts*
Want to know if ugly sweaters and defective sweaters are created equal when it comes to refunds and exchanges?
26/12/2018
Signman says – caught out, pay up
A Bowen Hills based business owner has been ordered to pay more than $15,000 in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today (21 December 2018) after charges were laid by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for failing to supply goods and services.
21/12/2018
Don’t gift your money to a scam charity this holiday season
Queenslanders donating to charity are being warned to be on the lookout for scammers trying to take advantage of their generosity.
21/12/2018
Agency fined for illegally obtaining a sales commission
Sunnybank Hills real estate agency Prestige & Rich Pty Ltd, trading as Stephanie To Realty, was yesterday fined $5,000 by the Holland Park Magistrates Court.
19/12/2018
Give the gift of gift cards your loved ones can use this Christmas*
With an estimated $148 million in gift cards going unused in Australia each year, it pays to check any gift cards you give are just as easy for your loved ones to spend as they are for you to buy.
18/12/2018
Beware travelling conmen offering storm repairs
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reminding Queenslanders likely to be affected by severe storms or tropical cyclones to be on the lookout for travelling conmen.
13/12/2018
Make a list and check the trader twice when shopping online this Christmas
The Office of Fair Trading is urging shoppers to follow their 'Safe online shopping tips' and check retailers twice before handing over money and personal details this Christmas.
12/12/2018
Tips to keep the family safe this summer
Summer is upon us and the Office of Fair Trading has some simple advice for making sure children have a safe holiday season.
10/12/2018
Take your consumer rights on holiday with you this Christmas*
Queenslanders who have booked a Christmas getaway are being reminded of their consumer rights in case their accommodation gives them a nasty surprise.
07/12/2018
Attorney-General says ‘ho, ho, NO’ to unsafe Christmas toys*
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has revealed the results of its proactive Christmas toy safety campaign Operation Safe Christmas 2018.
30/11/2018
Hackers don’t go on holiday
Recent reports of an increase in email hacking scams has prompted the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to warn businesses of all sizes not to let their guard down over the upcoming holiday season.
30/11/2018
Supré fined for misleading consumers on price
The Queensland Office of Fair Trading has fined fashion company Supré Pty Ltd $12,600 after finding the company made misleading representations about the price of clothing at its Chermside store.
28/11/2018
Random inspection finds unregistered motor salesperson
A Yeppoon resident today pleaded guilty in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court to acting as an unregistered motor salesperson after a charge was brought by the Office of Fair Trading.
27/11/2018
Gold Coast real estate agents banned for life
A former Gold Coast real estate agent was fined $10,000 and sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment by the Southport Magistrates Court today after charges were brought by the Office of Fair Trading.
22/11/2018
Campervan manufacturer ordered to pay more than $1 million
A Brisbane based campervan manufacturer has been ordered to pay more than $1 million in fines, compensation and court costs following an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigation.
16/11/2018
Safety warning for portable pools this summer
On average, one child a year drowns in a portable pool in Australia and more are hospitalised, some with severe brain injuries.
15/11/2018
Importer fined $175,000 for unsafe toys and banned magnets
Browns Plains business owner Xibo Zhu was ordered to pay $175,000 plus costs by the Brisbane Magistrates Court today after being charged by the Office of Fair Trading for unsafe toys and magnets.
14/11/2018
Buy Smart Competition creating clever Queensland consumers*
Queensland’s creative young consumers were awarded more than $15,000 in prizes at Parliament House as the winners of the Office of Fair Trading’s (OFT) Buy Smart Competition for school-age students.
09/11/2018
Brisbane man fined for unlicensed security work
A Brisbane trader was convicted and fined $10,000 in the Holland Park Magistrates Court yesterday (7 November 2018) after the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) brought charges for acting as an unlicensed security equipment installer.
08/11/2018
Unacceptable of-fence by Kallangur trader
A Kallangur fencing contractor was ordered to pay $35,616 in fines and compensation by the Brisbane Magistrate Court today (19 October 2018) following an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigation.
19/10/2018
Bowen Hills motor dealer fined $6,500
A Brisbane motor dealer was ordered to pay almost $7,800 yesterday (17 October 2018) after charges were brought by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for making false representations when selling motor vehicles.
18/10/2018
Gold Coast property manager busted siphoning trust money
Gold Coast property manager Leslee Ann Hall was ordered to pay $1200 by the Southport Magistrates Court today (8 October 2018) for stealing from her employer’s trust account.
08/10/2018
Door closes on unlicensed real estate agent
A Hope Island resident was fined $15,000 and ordered to pay compensation of $16,750 in the Southport Magistrates Court today (8 October 2018) after being charged by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for acting as a real estate agent after his licence was cancelled due to bankruptcy.
08/10/2018
Make camping less in-tents with these safety tips
As the weather warms and days grow longer, Queenslanders will be hitting the great outdoors in droves and the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is urging campers and four-wheel drivers to stay safe.
27/09/2018
Quick safety audit can be the difference between a dream long weekend and a holiday nightmare
Families looking to get away this October long weekend are being urged to do a quick safety audit of their accommodation before they kick into full-blown holiday mode.
24/09/2018
Temperature rises for Bali hut businessman
Ormeau businessman Jonothan Nathan Leahy was ordered to pay $10,000 by the Cairns Magistrates Court today (18 September 2018) after being charged by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for failing to supply goods.
18/09/2018
Carsales.com.au records uncover tampered motor vehicle odometer
A Fitzgibbon resident was ordered to pay $6000 plus costs in the Sandgate Magistrates Court today (17 September 2018) after being charged by the Office of Fair Trading for making false representations about a motor vehicle.
17/09/2018
Fair Trading highlights consumer law for NDIS this Disability Action Week
The Office of Fair Trading is reminding people with disabilities and their carers about their consumer rights this Disability Action Week.
11/09/2018
Only safe stocking stuffers to make Santa’s sleigh
Fair Trading officers are coming to towns throughout Queensland to check toys on shelves are safe in the lead-up to Christmas.
06/09/2018
Dealing with dud dad’s day presents
Dads who receive a gift that is heartfelt but not their heart’s desire are being reminded of their refund rights this Father’s Day.
30/08/2018
Community groups key to seniors staying engaged
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is getting behind Seniors Week (18-26 August) by highlighting the importance of incorporated associations in the community, and reminding consumers of recent changes to home care funding.
17/08/2018
Christmas already??
It’s August, so you must be thinking about Christmas, right? As early as it may seem, retailers are already targeting Christmas shoppers, and the Office of Fair Trading is matching the marketing hype with some advice to ensure a happy festive season.
10/08/2018
Wheels of justice turn for Gold Coast auto supplies seller
A Southport man was fined $2,000 plus court costs in the Southport Magistrates Court today (20 July 2018) after the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) brought charges for breaching the Australian Consumer Law.
20/07/2018
‘Top Deal Secondhand’ guilty of unlicensed trading
A Currajong second-hand dealer has been ordered to pay a total of $2596.15 by the Townsville Magistrates Court after being charged by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for trading without a licence.
17/07/2018
Ball in consumers’ court with changes to at-home aged care
Older Queenslanders and their families are being reminded of their consumer rights following recent changes to home care funding.
16/07/2018
Sunshine Coast real estate agent banned for misusing money
A former Sunshine Coast real estate agent has been fined $60,000 and disqualified from holding a licence by the Maroochydore Magistrates Court yesterday (12 July 2018) after being charged by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for misusing trust money.
13/07/2018
No evidence for SunUltima skin cancer “cure”
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is warning consumers about a product its seller claims will cure skin cancer after the business failed to produce any evidence that it works.
12/07/2018
Country of origin food labelling requirements
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is helping ensure Queenslanders are aware of new food labelling requirements which came into effect at the start of the financial year.
02/07/2018
Consumer warning about online collectable toy seller
The Queensland Office of Fair Trading is warning consumers to avoid doing business with retailer Scott Dwyer and his online collectable toy business, Premium Collectables (www.premiumcollectables.com.au).
26/06/2018
Remember your rights when nabbing that bargain during EOFY sales
The Office of Fair Trading is reminding Queensland consumers of their rights as the end of financial year (EOFY) sales approach.
22/06/2018
Open and shut case sees North Lakes man fined
A North Lakes man was ordered to pay more than $15,000 by the Sandgate Magistrates Court yesterday (18 June 2018), following an Office of Fair Trading investigation.
19/06/2018
Fair Trading takes beef with unsubstantiated cancer cure – business fined $11,592
A Queensland business has been ordered to pay more than $11,000 by the Brisbane Magistrates Court today (13 June 2018) for failing to substantiate claims, following an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigation.
14/06/2018
Consumer awarded compensation in Pretty Neat verdict
A Benowa man was ordered to pay more than $10,000 in fines and compensation by the Southport Magistrates Court today following an investigation by the Office of Fair Trading.
11/06/2018
Removalist goes down for failing to deliver
Murrumba Downs removalist Jason Alan Walker was ordered to pay more than $9000 in fines and compensation by the Pine Rivers Magistrates Court today after charges were brought by the Office of Fair Trading.
08/06/2018
Shailer Park real estate agency fined for trust account misappropriation
A Shailer Park real estate agency was fined $5000 by the Beenleigh Magistrates Court today after charges were brought by the Office of Fair Trading for misappropriating trust account monies.
08/06/2018
Association president fined for misusing donated money
A Darra woman was fined $7000 by the Beenleigh Magistrates Court today following and investigation by the Office of Fair Trading.
08/06/2018
Red card: sports clothing supplier fined for not supplying
A Zillmere man was ordered to pay over $900 by the Pine Rivers Magistrates Court today after charges were brought by the Office of Fair Trading.
08/06/2018
Stormy waters for customer food trailer business
A Carina businessman has been ordered to pay more than $155,000 in fines and compensation by the Beenleigh Magistrates Court after the Office of Fair Trading brought charges for breaching the Australian Consumer Law.
07/06/2018
Walking into winter warmer season
Winter has certainly made its presence known and the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reminding consumers to have a Well Winter and think safety first when they pull out their favourite warmers this season.
06/06/2018
Queensland consumer warning against Gold Coast painter, renovator and unlicensed motor dealer
The Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is warning consumers to avoid doing business with a Gold Coast painter and renovator who has also been operating as an unlicensed motor dealer.  
23/05/2018
Queenslanders reminded to stop and check*
This Scams Awareness Week (21-25 May 2018) Queenslanders are being urged to Stop and Check: is this for real?
22/05/2018

Have your say on proposed changes to gift card expiry dates
Queensland businesses and consumers are encouraged to have their say on possible reforms to expiry dates on gift cards following the release of a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS).

16/05/2018
Former Sunshine Coast realtor fined and banned from industry
A Sunshine Coast woman was fined $25,000 and banned from the real estate industry for ten years by the Caloundra Magistrates Court after charges were brought by the Office of Fair Trading for breaches of the Property Occupations Act 2014
10/05/2018
Consumers fast and furious over business repeat offending
A Sunshine Coast businessman has once again entered the spotlight after being ordered to pay over $44,000 by the Caloundra Magistrates Court for failing to supply goods after charges were brought by the Office of Fair Trading. 
09/05/2018
Planning a last minute flower delivery? Read the terms and conditions
With Mother's Day quickly approaching, the Office of Fair Trading is reminding Queenslanders placing last minute flower or package delivery orders to read the terms and conditions carefully before purchasing. 
04/05/2018
Tips to avoid paying fees for paper bills
Consumers are being encouraged to consider receiving their bills online, or to find out if they’re eligible for paper bill fee exemptions for their household bills.
30/04/2018
Maintenance contractor fined for not supplying services
A Maryborough man was ordered to pay over $17,000 by the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court yesterday (18 April 2018) after charges were brought by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for accepting payment for maintenance services that he failed to supply.
19/04/2018
New Farm real estate agent fined for misleading behaviour
A New Farm real estate agent and agency have been fined a total of $12,960 by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for making false and misleading representations.
29/03/2018
Pre-Games crackdown on fake indigenous art*
An Office of Fair Trading (OFT) compliance operation into Indigenous art and souvenirs has identified 12 Queensland retailers for further investigation, but found most shops and galleries are doing the right thing by artists and consumers.
27/03/2018
Queenslanders encouraged to purchase tickets from official sellers
The Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and consumer protection agencies across the country have launched a national campaign to highlight issues around buying second hand tickets to concerts, sporting events, festivals and other events.
26/03/2018
Cairns real estate agency fined for failing to understand trust account obligations
A Cairns real estate agency was fined $20,000 by the Cairns Magistrates Court today (21 March 2018) after charges were brought by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for not correctly dealing with trust account monies.
21/03/2018
Canungra real estate agent fined for making false and misleading representations
A Robina man was ordered to pay $11,846 in fines and compensation by the Beaudesert Magistrates Court yesterday (20 March 2018) after a charge was brought by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for making false and misleading representations.
21/03/2018
Queenslanders reminded of their rights on World Consumer Rights Day
To mark World Consumer Rights Day today (15 March 2018), the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has launched a new Resolving disputes and how to lodge a complaint video with tips for Queensland consumers about approaching a trader as well as outlining the OFT complaints process.
15/03/2018
Hefty fine for misleading Aussie distributors
A company and its two Gold Coast directors were ordered to pay over $579,579 in fines, compensation, and court costs, by the Southport Magistrates Court today (12 March 2018) following an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigation under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
12/03/2018
Gold Coast motor dealer fined for leading consumers to a dead end
A Gold Coast motor dealer was ordered to pay a total of $7,852 in fines and compensation by the Southport Magistrates Court today (12 March 2018), following an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigation. 
12/03/2018
Fair Trading warns of impersonation scam targeting security industry licensees
The Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has become aware of a potential impersonation scam being circulated to security industry stakeholders, regarding licence renewals.
07/03/2018
National real estate agency enters into enforceable undertaking
A national real estate agency has entered into two enforceable undertakings with the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), for alleged breaches of the Australian Consumer Law and the Property Occupations Act 2014.
05/03/2018
Buy Smart Competition 2018 now open*
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D'Ath today officially launched the Office of Fair Trading's annual Buy Smart Competition for schools, with more than $15,000 in prizes to be won. 
22/02/2018
Mellor, Mellor on the wall – designer fined for not providing at all
A Brisbane interior designer was ordered to pay more than $14,250 in fines and restitution by the Brisbane Magistrates Court today (16 February 2018) after being charged by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for breaching the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
16/02/2018
False claims up in flames as company pays penalty
A Sydney based company and its director have entered into an enforceable undertaking with the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), for alleged breaches of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). 
13/02/2018
Unlicensed motor dealer hits speed bump with $20,000 fine
A Gold Coast woman was fined $20,000 in the Southport Magistrates Court today (12 February 2018) after the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) charged her with acting as an unlicensed motor dealer and making false and misleading representations about the distance vehicles had travelled.
12/02/2018
Fencing contractor fined straight to the point
A Paradise Point contractor was fined $12,000 in the Southport Magistrates Court today (12 February 2018) after charges were brought by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for accepting payment from Queensland consumers for fencing services that he failed to supply.
12/02/2018
Don’t give scammers a valentine on Feb 14*
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath is reminding Queenslanders to protect themselves from dating and romance scams leading up to Valentine’s Day.
11/02/2018
Former agent fined and disqualified for playing the same shonky note
A former Brisbane real estate agent was fined and disqualified from the property industry by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT), following an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigation.
07/02/2018
Insurance claim money at the heart of real estate agent scam
A Gold Coast real estate agent was ordered to pay $14,364 in fines and compensation in the Southport Magistrates Court yesterday (31 January 2018), following an investigation by the Office of Fair Trading. 
01/02/2018
Say cheese and “consumer rights”
An Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigation has seen a Gold Coast business enter into an enforceable undertaking for alleged breaches of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
22/01/2018
Fair Trading wins back $6.7 million for Queenslanders*
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) returned more than $6.7 million to consumers in 2017, with 15,756 complaints finalised across Queensland.
21/01/2018
Stressful ‘I do’s’, as business fails to supply wedding dresses
The owner of a Brisbane bridal boutique has been fined $14,000 by the Beenleigh Magistrates Court today (16 January 2018), following an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigation.
16/01/2018
Incorrect trust account use results in sour grapes
A Mackay real estate agent was fined $6000 by the Mackay Magistrates Court today (9 January 2018) for the improper use of trust accounts, following an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigation.
09/01/2018
Former travel agent grounded after leaving consumers out of pocket
A Charters Towers woman was fined $10,000 and ordered to pay over $24,000 compensation by the Townsville Magistrates Court today (9 January 2018) after the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) brought charges for breaching the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
09/01/2018

2017

Media statementDate
Boxing Day to-do list: sleep in, eat leftovers, check gift card expiry*
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D'Ath is urging Queenslanders to take some time this Boxing Day to set expiry date reminders for any gift cards they received for Christmas.
26/12/2017
Don't turn seeking a refund into a boxing match*
Queenslanders hunting for Boxing Day sale bargains are being cautioned to know their consumer rights, especially regarding refunds.
22/12/2017
The Office of Fair Trading says: "Don't relax these holidays"
The Office of Fair Trading is urging parents to not relax when it comes to holiday accommodation safety this summer. 
15/12/2017
Office of Fair Trading delivers on toy safety
The Office of Fair Trading’s (OFT) annual statewide toy safety check Operation Safe Christmas 17 has wrapped up, with five product lines removed from shelves permanently.
11/12/2017
Celebrating consumer rights for people with disability
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is celebrating International Day of People with Disability with a reminder that the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) applies to products and services purchased under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
04/12/2017
Word is bond – property agent caught misusing consumer money
A former Crestmead real estate salesperson has been ordered to pay $2,000 by the Beenleigh Magistrates Court today (1 December 2017) for dishonestly using trust account money, following an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigation.
01/12/2017
Door-to-door traders reminded of their obligations in Woorabinda
The Do Not Knock informed community program, designed to deter unscrupulous door-to-door salespeople seeking to exploit remote Indigenous consumers, expanded to Woorabinda today (30 November 2017) as new signage was unveiled in the community.
30/11/2017

Office of Fair Trading media alert - cancelled music festival
The Office of Fair Trading has been advised by the promoters that this weekend's "Earthcore in the Park" event at Peak Crossing has been cancelled, so ticketholders should be offered a refund.

28/11/2017
Schoolies festivities set to commence with accommodation providers and licensed venues reminded of obligations
The Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) and the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) will ramp up activities to ensure school leavers are safe and know their consumer rights during Schoolies 2017. 
17/11/2017
Palm Island residents say no to dodgy door-to-door traders
Palm Island officially became a Do Not Knock informed community today (14 November 2017) with the unveiling of new high profile signage at a community event. 
14/11/2017
All's fair in share economy - know your rights and obligations with growing goods and services market
Consumers who use ride sharing apps or who book holiday accommodation through online sharing economy platforms, and the traders who provide those services, are being reminded of their rights and responsibilities with a new national education campaign. 
13/11/2017
Palaszczuk Government announces Buy Smart Competition winners*
The Palaszczuk Government has congratulated 35 young Queenslanders and their schools who were awarded a share of more than $15,000 today as part of the 2017 Buy Smart Competition.
25/10/2017
Spotted – dodgy real estate agent
A Brisbane real estate agent was fined $15,000 and disqualified from working in the industry for ten years by the Brisbane Magistrates Court yesterday (18 October 2017), following an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigation.
18/10/2017
Dance don’t cry: buy your festival tickets from the authorised seller
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reminding Queenslanders buying tickets for festivals and events this summer not only to be aware of their consumer rights, but also to know their responsibilities.
11/10/2017
Step right up and learn a few things about ladder safety
Storm season is almost here and as homeowners prepare by cleaning out gutters or maintaining trees, the Office of Fair Trading is urging Queenslanders to use ladders safely. 
10/10/2017
Parents urged to show restraint with unsafe car seats
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is urging parents and caregivers to ensure any child car restraints they have purchased, or plan to purchase, meet mandatory Australian safety standards.
05/10/2017
Queensland Office of Fair Trading commits to new action plan for Indigenous consumers
The Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has affirmed its commitment to prioritising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumer disadvantage in the marketplace as Australian consumer agencies launch the National Indigenous Consumer Strategy (NICS) Action Plan 2017–2019.
27/09/2017
Unsafe toys better run, not hide – Fair Trading safety inspectors are coming to town
With 13 weeks until Christmas, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) Product Safety Team has begun its state-wide annual toy safety check Operation Safe Christmas 17.
25/09/2017
Former real estate agent ordered out of the game for 10 years
A former Gold Coast resident letting agent has been banned from the real estate industry for 10 years and fined $3,000 following an Office of Fair Trading investigation. 
21/09/2017
Do Not Knock informed communities program expands to Hope Vale
The Do Not Knock informed communities program expanded to Hope Vale today (21 September 2017), with residents marking the occasion at a community event.
21/09/2017
Man fined for turning a blind eye to his obligation to consumers
A Gold Coast man was fined $9,000 and ordered to pay restitution of $3,000 by the Brisbane Magistrates Court today (15 September 2017), following an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigation.
15/09/2017
No fun and games for toy store fined for selling banned goods
A Gold Coast business has been fined by the Southport Magistrates Court (11 September 2017) for selling unsafe toys, following an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigation.
11/09/2017
Don't let the dad joke be on you - use your gift card before it expires
The Office of Fair Trading is reminding all dads who received a gift card for Father's Day yesterday to use them before they expire. 
04/09/2017
Out of the jungle - consumers no longer left out of pocket
Nine consumers who were left out of pocket by an online store were awarded redress today by the Beenleigh Magistrates Court following an Office of Fair Trading investigation. 
01/09/2017
Don't let your lay-by go bye-bye
With seventeen weeks today until Christmas, the Office of Fair Trading is reminding shoppers who play to lay-by Christmas gifts to read the terms and conditions carefully before signing on the dotted line. 
28/08/2017
Attorney-General warns Queensland consumers about ticket resale website Viagogo*
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D'Ath has warned Queensland consumers to be very cautious about buying event or concert tickets from ticket resale website Viagogo. 
27/08/2017
Removalist fined for failing to supply removalist services
A Sunshine Coast removalist has been ordered to pay a total of $8,685 in fines, restitution and court costs after being found guilty for failing to supply goods and services to two Queensland consumers. 
25/08/2017
Unlicensed Brisbane tradie fails to measure up
A Brisbane man, who misrepresented himself as a company director and licensed tradesman, has been ordered to pay $29,141 in fines and restitution by the Brisbane Magistrates Court today, following an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigation.
18/08/2017
Ekka safety blitz underway*
The Office of Fair Trading is tackling consumer product safety at Brisbane's annual Ekka show, performing product safety assessments of toys and goods found in showbags and throughout the Ekka. 
10/08/2017
Baby neck floats a water bound danger to young children
The Queensland Office of Fair Trading is warning parents and caregivers against using unsafe baby neck floats after recent safety investigations into two products found they failed to meet safety standards and had the potential to cause serious injuries to infants.
08/08/2017
Honesty still the best policy as Fair Trading pursues disciplinary action against motor dealer
The Queensland Office of Fair Trading is warning consumers to avoid dealing with a Manly West motor dealer, after he was charged with 81 counts of fraud over the sale of written-off caravans. 
07/08/2017
Repeat offender steers towards fine
A Sunshine Coast man has been ordered to pay $6,000 in fines in the Caloundra Magistrates Court today (28 July 2017) after charges were brought by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for failing to supply goods paid for by customers.
31/07/2017
Office of Fair Trading turns the heat up on door-to-door air conditioning sales
A solar and air-conditioning marketing business in north Queensland has paid a penalty of $10,800 following an investigation by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).
28/07/2017
Write-off scammers this tax season
With tax season upon us, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reminding Queenslanders to never give out bank details or credit card numbers after answering the phone, even if being offered an incentive like a larger or quicker tax refund.
25/07/2017
Real estate agent no longer trusted with trust money
A Brisbane real estate agent was sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment, suspended for 18 months in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today, following an Office of Fair Trading investigation. 
21/07/2017
Have your say on body corporate issues*
Queenslanders are invited to have their say on body corporate procedural issues, with the release an independent report that is now available for consultation.
13/07/2017
No excuse for no licence
A Sunshine Coast woman was fined $3,00 and disqualified from working in the real estate industry for three years by the Caloundra Magistrates Court yesterday (11 July 2017) for acting as an unregistered real estate salesperson, following an Office of Fair Trading investigation.
12/07/2017
Fair trading officers chalk it up to consumer rights
The Office of Fair Trading is dusting off the chalk after presenting to over 3800 students at 50 schools in the first school semester about the importance of understanding consumer rights. 
27/06/2017
End of financial year sales don't signal the end of your consumer rights
Although grabbing a bargain may be the first step to a successful end of financial year (EOFY) sales, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) suggests knowing your consumer rights is a close second. 
23/06/2017
Reminder: use fidget spinners safely
The Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is warning consumers to read instructions and supervise children when using fidget spinners in light of recent reports of injuries both in Australia and overseas. 
23/06/2017
Poole prosecuted for porkies
A Somerset man was fined $3,000 by the Brisbane Magistrates Court yesterday (20 June 2017) after being charged by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for falsely representing a vehicle’s mileage.
21/06/2017
Blind and curtain cords a strangulation risk to young children
As school holidays begin, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reminding Queenslanders to be aware of the potential risks blind and curtain cords pose to young children. 
21/06/2017
Office of Fair Trading warns consumers: your poker face isn't enough
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is warning consumers they need to be armed with more than just their poker face when bidding at property auctions, after research showed an alarming number of people don't realise auctions have special rules. 
19/06/2017
Prestige motor dealer no longer prestigious
A former Brisbane motor dealer was fined $4,876 and permanently disqualified from the motor industry by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) this week, following an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigation. 
16/06/2017
Backyarder caught out
A Surfers Paradise man was fined $8,000 by the Southport Magistrates Court yesterday (12 June 2017) for selling motor vehicles without a license. 
13/06/2017
Make sure your child's nightwear leaves them as snug as a bug in a rug
Following the recent update to the mandatory standard for children's nightwear, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is taking the opportunity to remind parents and caregivers to always check warning labels on their kids' clothes. 
09/06/2017
Stay warm, not burnt this winter
With the first day of winter here, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is once again reminding Queenslanders of the potential safety risks associated with common winter warmers. 
01/06/2017
Motor dealer caught winding back the clock
A Gold Coast man was ordered to pay $3,657 in fines and disqualified from working in the motor industry for 10 years by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) yesterday (30 May 2017).
31/05/2017
South Australian man fined for keeping deposit
A South Australian man was fined a total of $4,500 and ordered to pay court costs by the Redcliffe Magistrates Court yesterday (17 May 2017), following an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigation.
18/05/2017
Tipped off to social media scams
As the incidence of scams and losses from scams continue to rise, Queenslanders are being reminded that anyone can be a scam target at any time.
15/05/2017
Make sure your gift card is the gift that keeps giving after Mother's Day
With Mother's Day all wrapped up for 2017, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reminding everyone who received a gift card yesterday to use them sooner rather than later. 
15/05/2017
Growth chart has the measure of common household safety hazards
Parents and caregivers know as a child grows, their safety requirements grow with them, so the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is offering a free ‘Safety Wise’ growth chart outlining common household products which may cause harm to young children.
11/05/2017
Yarrabah community takes a stand against door-to-door traders
The Yarrabah community has today (9 May 2017) celebrated the launch of the Do Not Knock informed communities program, with the unveiling of new roadside signage designed to warn door-to-door traders not to trade unlawfully.  
09/05/2017
Don't leave mum waiting this Mother's Day
With Mother's Day just around the corner, the Office of Fair Trading is encouraging consumers to plan their flower deliveries sooner rather than later.  
28/04/2017
Custom saddle maker runs foal
A Queensland saddle maker was fined $4000 by the Gatton Magistrates Court today (24 April 2017) after the Office of Fair Trading brought charges for breaching the Australian Consumer Law. 
24/04/2017
Business fined for targeting vulnerable customers*
A business which signed up vulnerable people to paid training courses has been forced to pay $430,000 in penalties, as a result of a Queensland Office of Fair Trading investigation.  
24/04/2017
Parents warned against the dangers of toppling furniture
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is warning parents and carers about the hidden dangers of unstable furniture and unsecure televisions around the home that can cause serious injuries to young children.
20/04/2017
Competition encourages school students to Buy Smart*
As Term 2 gets underway in Queensland, the Palaszczzuk Government is reminding school teachers, parents and students about the annual Buy Smart competition, which offers students and schools the chance to win a share in $15,000 worth of cash prizes.  
20/04/2017
Million kilometre trip for couple of dodgy motor dealers
A Gold Coast couple were ordered to pay $30,000 in fines by the Southport Magistrates Court yesterday (10 April 2017) for multiple consumer law and motor dealing offences, following an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigation.
11/04/2017
Book smarter and avoid a holiday disaster
Being left stranded or out of pocket is everyone's holiday nightmare, so the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is warning consumers to do their homework before booking travel and accommodation. 
10/04/2017
Crash landing for former travel agent
A Mudgeeraba woman was today ordered to pay more than $36,000 in fines and restitution by the Southport Magistrates Court after being charged by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for breaching the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). 
06/04/2017
Treadmills pose serious safety risk to young children
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reminding parents and caregivers of young children to be cautious around treadmills, following a recent incident which left a West Australian toddler with serious injuries.
04/04/2017
Jimboomba real estate agent fined
A Jimboomba real estate agent was fined $20,000 in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court today (24 March 2017), following an investigation by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). 
24/03/2017
Bond cleaner at the end of a slippery slope
A Brisbane man was ordered to pay more than $10,000 in the Brisbane Magistrates Court (17 March 2017), after being charged by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for making false and misleading statements and failing to supply cleaning services.
20/03/2017
Not-so easy build for consumers
A Gold Coast man has been ordered to pay more than $37,000 in fines and restitution by the Southport Magistrates Court (13 March 2017), following an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigation.
14/03/2017
Former real estate agent imprisoned for gambling trust account money
A former Inala real estate agent was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment by the Brisbane Magistrates Court today (3 March 2017), following an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigation.
03/03/2017
Safe bean bag use for infants and children
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reminding parents and caregivers to never let infants aged under 12 months sleep on bean bags.  
01/03/2017
Fair Trading warns against dealing with Asbestos Audit Pty Ltd
The Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has issued a formal warning to Australian businesses and consumers to avoid dealing with the Brisbane-based company ‘Asbestos Audit Pty Ltd’ or its director, Mark Dougal Rentoul.
24/02/2017
Toy store owner on the naughty list for failing to supply toys
A Victorian entrepreneur was ordered to pay $4,000 in fines by the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday (17 February 2017), following an Office of Fair Trading investigation. 
20/02/2017
Government extends interim ban on unsafe ethanol burners*
The Palaszczuk Government has extended the interim ban on the sale of unsafe ethanol burners. The interim ban will now be extended by another 30 days, which all other Australian states and territories are also implementing.
17/02/2017
Defrauding days over for Brisbane property manager
A real estate salesperson was ordered to pay $4,416.54 and disqualified from working in the industry for five years by the Wynnum Magistrates Court on Friday (10 February 2017), following an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigation.
13/02/2017
Think with your head in matters of the heart this Valentine's Day
In the lead up to Valentine's Day, the Office of Fair Trading is warning Queenslanders looking for love online to protect themselves from potential financial loss. 
03/02/2017
Local fraudster all stitched up
A Brisbane woman was fined $50,000 in the Southport Magistrates Court earlier this month, following an investigation by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).
27/01/2017
Gladstone property manager provides the OFT with fraudulent certificate
An unlicensed property manager was ordered to pay $4,207 and disqualified from working in the real estate industry for three years by the Gladstone Magistrates Court today (25 January 2017), following an Office of Fair Trading investigation.
25/01/2017
Reminder: Stay safe around pools this Australia Day
With Aussies traditionally celebrating Australia Day by the pool, the Office of Fair Trading is reminding consumers to be conscientious around water, including portable pools. 
24/01/2017
Real estate salesperson disqualified for siphoning rent money
A former Springwood real estate salesperson was ordered to pay $10,000 and banned from the real estate industry by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal on Friday, following an Office of Fair Trading investigation. 
16/01/2017
Signed, sealed, delivered: over $5.7million returned to Queenslanders in 2016
The Office of Fair Trading secured over $5.7 million in redress for Queensland consumers who found themselves out of pocket in 2016.  
16/01/2017
Warning about the potential risks with air lounger products in water
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is warning consumers against using inflatable air loungers in water, following reports of near drownings interstate.          
04/01/2017

2016

Media statementDate
Sunshine Coast residents reminded of danger of yo-yo balls
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is issuing a reminder to Sunshine Coast residents of the dangers of yo-yo balls, after the banned products were discovered at a Christmas community event today (23 December 2016).
23/12/2016
Queensland handyman all decked out
A Maryborough businessman was ordered to pay more than $18,000 in fines and compensation in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court today (21 December 2016) after the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) brought charges for breaching the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).   
21/12/2016
Government announces interim ban on unsafe ethanol burners*
The Palaszczuk Government is committed to ensure Queenslanders are safe and has taken steps to impose an interim ban on the sale of unsafe ethanol burners, effective from today.
21/12/2016
Solar system installer takes consumers on a ride
A Molendinar business has been ordered to pay $57,770 in fines and restitution in the Southport Magistrates Court (12 December 2016) for accepting payment and failing to supply solar system products and installation services.
14/12/2016
We've made a list of toys and checked them twice
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has completed its annual toy safety audit in the lead up to Christmas with more than 327 products for sale inspected, and four toys removed from sale.
12/12/2016
Queensland Office of Fair Trading welcomes Productivity Commission draft report
The OFT has welcomed a Productivity Commission draft report into the enforcement and administration arrangements underpinning the Australian Consumer Law.  
09/12/2016
New consumer education resources launched on International Day of People with Disability*
The Queensland Government is today marking International Day of People with Disability. 
03/12/2016
Ethanol burner safety warning
The Office of Fair Trading has issued a reminder to Queenslanders of the potential dangers of ethanol burners, following injuries in separate incidents in Western Australia and on the Sunshine Coast recently.
24/11/2016
Licensed venues and accommodation providers focus for Schoolies*
The Palaszczuk Government is committed to ensuring school leavers remain safe during the upcoming Schoolies festivities across Queensland.
18/11/2016
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers say no to unwanted offers
Consumer protection agencies across Australia are taking on unscrupulous and manipulative traders as part of a national education campaign encouraging proactive Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers. 
11/11/2016
New Zealand company pays the price for selling banned goods
An Office of Fair Trading investigation has seen a New Zealand retailer enter into an enforceable undertaking for alleged breaches of product safety laws. 
09/11/2016
Competition sparks next generation of smart consumers*
The next generation of canny consumers has made its move into the spotlight, thanks to the Queensland Office of Fair Trading's 2016 Buy Smart Competition.   
03/11/2016
Don't dance in the dark - know your refund rights in case of music festival cancellations
With the summer music festival fast approaching, and the cancellation of almost 50 music festivals across Australia since 2010, the Office of Fair Trading is reminding consumers of a few simple strategies to avoid being left out of pocket.
24/10/2016
Gold Coast's dodgiest motor dealer jailed
Paul David Smith has today (21 October 2016) been imprisoned and ordered to pay over $37,000 in fines and costs by the Southport Magistrates Court after being charged by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for a second time.   
21/10/2016
Dishonest agent kicked out of real estate industry
A Gold Coast real estate agent was fined $5,000 in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) on Tuesday (11 October 2016) and permanently disqualified from holding a real estate licence, following an investigation by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).
14/10/2016
Coronis fined for misleading advertisement
A Queensland real estate agency has been fined $10,800 by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) after misleading a buyer about the future development potential of a Kings Beach property.
30/09/2016
Odometer tamperer hit with fine
A Gold Coast man was ordered to pay $17,000 in fines by the Southport Magistrates Court after being charged by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) with odometer tampering and acting unlicensed. 
14/09/2016
Ladder safety matters – don’t let this be your last step*
Older Queensland men are being encouraged to rethink the way they use ladders as part of a new national education campaign.
13/09/2016
Gold Coast IT businessman fined for failing to supply
A Gold Coast businessman was ordered to pay more than $17,000 in fines and compensation in the Southport Magistrates Court yesterday (12 September 2016) for accepting payment for online business services he failed to supply.
13/09/2016
Rogue PI off the case
As a result of an investigation by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), a Toowoomba businessman was yesterday (1 September 2016) ordered to pay $3,645 in fines and restitution for breaches of the Australian Consumer Law. 
02/09/2016
Retailers in the spotlight
Queensland retailers have been put on notice as an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigation into Spotlight resulted in a $10,800 fine for misleading was/now pricing and product placement.
29/08/2016
Event organiser held to task over bogus bookings
A Gold Coast businessman has today been ordered to pay $5,000 by the Brisbane Magistrates Court for duping local businesses into paying to participate in bogus exhibitions, following an investigation by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). 
19/08/2016
Show me your show bag
Showbag sellers have been given a clean bill of health for this year’s Ekka, following safety inspections by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).
09/08/2016
Gold Coast businessman floored by fine
A Gold Coast flooring business owner has been ordered to pay more than $27,000 in the Southport Magistrates Court today (8 August 2016) following an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigation.
08/08/2016
Misleading consumers is everybody's business
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reminding property developers, business owners and real estate agents of the need to pay close attention to the accuracy of their advertising after issuing a $10,800 fine to Stockland North Lakes Pty Ltd, part of Stockland Corporation Limited.
04/08/2016
Gold Coast landscaper goes to ground
A Gold Coast man has been found guilty of wrongly accepting payment for landscaping services and ordered to pay a total of $23,800 in fines and restitution.
02/08/2016
Dodgy trader fails to seize the day
A Clontarf computer services businessman has been ordered to pay more than $23,500 in fines and restitution after the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) brought charges for breaching the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
29/07/2016
Dangers of incorrectly using baby bean bags as bedding
Parents and caregivers are being reminded of the dangers of unsupervised and incorrect use of bean bags with infants, following the release of a new mandatory safety standard.
15/07/2016
‘No reserve’ auctioneer fined following OFT investigation
A Milton real estate agent has been fined by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) after running a misleading ‘no reserve’ auction. 
08/07/2016
Stay safe when warming up this winter
With winter taking hold, Queenslanders are rugging up their families. The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reminding Queenslanders to minimise the risk of injury by checking electric blankets, hot water bottles, vaporisers and other heating appliances before using them.
23/06/2016
Whether shopping from the couch, or fighting the crowds, remember your rights
In the lead-up to end of financial year (EOFY) sales, Queenslanders are being reminded to do their research and avoid being financially sideswiped of their consumer rights.
21/06/2016
Training provider in a Liddle bit of strife
A corporate training provider has been ordered to pay over $18,000 in fines and restitution after the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) brought forward charges for failing to supply a service.
17/06/2016
Fence-sitter fined for failure to supply
A Gold Coast fencing tradesperson has been ordered to pay over $8,000 in fines and restitution by the Southport Magistrates Court yesterday (13 June 2016) for failing to supply goods and services to consumers.
14/06/2016
Social media business fined for clothing rip-offs
An Underwood online trader has been ordered to pay $3,000 in fines after the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) brought charges for failing to supply children’s clothes and accessories paid for by consumers.
10/06/2016
Bond cleaner fined after leaving consumers in a mess
Today (1 June 2016) an Alstonville woman was fined $5,000 in the Southport Magistrates Court after being charged by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for taking money from consumers and failing to supply cleaning services.
01/06/2016
Consumer regulators warn investors about dodgy property spruikers
Potential investors are being warned of dodgy property spruikers looking to mislead consumers with offers too good to be true while employing underhanded tactics such as hosting ‘free’ investment seminars.
23/05/2016
Save your retirement from scammers
In 2015, Australians lost almost $229 million to scammers and the majority of reports came from Australians over the age of 55.
16/05/2016
Dissolving dangers - wash with care and keep pods out of reach
Families with young children spend a great deal of time washing and everyone looks for the quickest way to do this chore. That’s one reason for the increasing popularity of pods for laundry detergent and dishwashers.
13/05/2016