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2015 Media releases 

Select from the list below for Fair Trading news from January to June 2015.

To view Fair Trading media releases from July 2015 onwards, visit the Department of Finances, Services and Innovation website.

June 

29-06-2015 Know your consumer rights during mid-year sales
29-06-2015 NSW Government to further assist loose-fill asbestos insulation property owners
29-06-2015 Law governing Associations under review
27-06-2015 Warning on recalled heaters
25-06-2015 NSW Government announces inquiry into the regulation of brothels
24-06-2015 Caution urged on accommodation schemes
24-06-2015 Budget to protect consumers and deliver smarter services
24-06-2015 Have your say on consumer complaints register
22-06-2015 Art exhibition celebrates reconciliation
17-06-2015 Trader fined after prohibited heater causes fire
17-06-2015 Warning: Travelling conmen – NSW North Coast
16-06-2015 Bourke/Brewarrina My Place consumer rights program
15-06-2015 Plumbing health checks for Bourke Aboriginal community
12-06-2015 National standard for egg labelling
09-06-2015 Online sports betting warning
05-06-2015 Red tape reduction a boost for home building sector
05-06-2015 Ski holiday pitfalls
02-06-2015 Chinese small business seminars to be held this week
01-06-2015 Public warning – Peter Franklin Atherton

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May 

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

April 

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

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March 

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

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February 

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

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January 

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

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