News

Alice Springs Consumer Affairs Office Move

The NT Consumer Affairs Office will be moving from the 1st floor of Belvedere House to the Westpoint Complex.

Supreme Court and Government House Open Day

The Supreme Court and Government House Open Day is on this Saturday, 9 August 2014.

National Travel Reform

National reforms in the travel industry will see the repeal of travel agents’ legislation in mid-2014. This means that as of 1 July 2014, travel agents in Australia will no longer be required to hold a licence.

National Consumer Fraud Week 16 – 22 June 2014

This year the theme for National Consumer Fraud Week is “Know Who You’re Dealing With”.

Warning about Drover Industries Issued

The Commissioner of Consumer Affairs, Gary Clements, has issued a public warning to consumers not to deal with Joseph Ronald Gass trading as Drover Industries.

Ministers agree to push for small business protections

The Federal Government has moved on its election commitment to extend unfair contract term protections from consumers to small businesses, releasing a discussion paper with state and territory consumer affairs ministers today.

ASIC launches small business survey

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has released an online survey today to gather feedback on its services and engagement with the small business sector.

WAS/NOW PRICING NOW A FOCUS

Australian consumer protection agencies, including Northern Territory Consumer Affairs are advising retailers to ensure that their pricing claims are not misleading to their customers.

BE SMART - BUY SMART

Australian consumer protection agencies have developed an illustrated publication to assist Indigenous Australians to be confident consumers.

TAX SCAM WARNING

Northern Territory Consumer Affairs has been alerted by the Real Estate Institute of the Northern Territory (REINT) to a scam letter that was received by a property manager that offers landlords living overseas the opportunity to claim tax exemption on rental income.