Topic: Consumer affairs

More Social Housing For Dandenong And Newport

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering more social housing for disadvantaged people in Dandenong and Newport, with funding of almost $5 million. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz today toured a site in Dandenong where the Labor Government is partnering with Housing Choices Australia to build 19 new dwellings. The site is within walking distance […]

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Cash For Scrap Ban Comes Into Effect Today

The Andrews Labor Government has stepped up its fight against organised crime, with new laws banning cash for scrap metal coming into effect today. Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz at a scrap metal facility in Melbourne’s north to launch the reforms to the Second Hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers […]

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New Campaign To Stop Victorians Getting Scammed

The Andrews Labor Government is urging Victorians to be alert to scams, with figures revealing the state lost more than $20 million to con artists last year. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz today launched a new campaign to arm Victorians with tips and advice to avoid becoming a scam victim. Consumer Affairs Victoria and […]

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New Laws To Protect Minors From Alcohol Harm

The Andrews Labor Government will ban alcohol advertising within 150 metres of all Victorian schools, as part of new measures to protect children, support consumers and reduce red tape. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz today announced the restriction as part of major reforms to the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 which will […]

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More Homes For Family Violence Victims

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered another 20 affordable homes in Melbourne’s inner-west for women and children escaping family violence. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz joined Member for Williamstown Wade Noonan to officially open the new units, which will provide a safe haven for family violence victims and women over 55 who have had […]

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Dangerous Products Removed From Shelves Ahead Of Christmas

Thousands of dangerous and unsafe products have been removed from Victorian shelves, with inspectors swooping on businesses in the lead up to Christmas. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz today revealed a haul of dodgy products seized during statewide inspections of retailers and wholesalers. Through November and December, Consumer Affairs Victoria conducted more than 400 […]

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Record $880,000 Penalty For Underquoting Handed Down

The Federal Court has handed down the largest penalty for underquoting in Victoria’s history, with an eastern Melbourne real estate agency fined $880,000. Fletcher & Parker (Balwyn) Pty Ltd was today found to have engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct, and to have made false or misleading representations about the sale of land. It follows […]

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Campaign To Protect Home Buyers Against Underquoting

A new campaign will ensure prospective homebuyers know their rights under strict new underquoting laws introduced by the Andrews Labor Government to protect Victorians. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz in Fairfield today to launch a new Underquoting Consumer Education Campaign. The campaign will run across radio, […]

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Victorians Urged To Say No To Travelling Con Men

The Andrews Labor Government is urging Victorians to be wary of travelling con men with the launch of a new campaign to help people spot the signs of danger. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz today unveiled the new campaign, which warns Victorians to watch out for people who knock on their door or approach […]

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The Block Auctions Subject To New Underquoting Laws

Five properties set to go under the hammer as part of Channel Nine’s The Block on Saturday will be closely monitored for compliance with the Andrews Labor Government’s new underquoting laws. The strict new laws introduced in May provide more transparency for home-buyers, with new requirements for how estate agents estimate and advertise selling prices, […]

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