Topic: Consumer affairs

Stamping Out Bad Behaviour In Short-Stay Apartments

The Andrews Labor Government’s new laws to help stamp out bad behaviour in short-stay accommodation have passed Victorian Parliament. The Owners Corporation Amendment (Short-stay Accommodation) Bill 2016 will mean apartment owners can now be liable for any damage, noise or loss of amenity caused by their guests. VCAT has also been given new powers to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation

Labor Government Unveils New Laws To Make Renting Fair

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled landmark new laws to make renting fair for all Victorians. In the biggest change to the Residential Tenancies Act since it was implemented more than two decades ago, the Labor Government has announced more than 130 reforms that will strengthen renters’ rights, better protect vulnerable tenants and enable people to […]

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Housing Boost For Vulnerable Families In Mitchell Region

The Andrews Labor Government is building five social housing developments for vulnerable families with young children in the Mitchell Shire. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz visited Broadford today to announce a $2 million Victorian Property Fund grant to build eight dwellings at five sites across the shire, creating 19 extra bedrooms. Five two-bedroom townhouses […]

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Community Housing To Help Vulnerable Youth In Bendigo

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in community housing in Bendigo to help vulnerable young people in the region find stable, affordable accommodation. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz visited Bendigo today to announce a $2.78 million grant from the Victorian Property Fund for the construction of 16 dwellings at two sites, totalling 28 bedrooms. […]

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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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

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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