Topsport fined $60,000 for illegal gambling ads
The courts have sent a strong message to those who post illegal gambling advertisements, fining Merlehan Bookmaking Pty Ltd, trading as TopSport, $60,000 this week, as a result of an investigation by Liquor & Gaming NSW.
Authorised worker travel registrations now live on Service NSW website
26 August 2021
Authorised workers entering or leaving Local Government Areas (LGA) of concern can now register their travel plans ahead of the requirement coming into effect at 12:01 am Saturday 28 August.
Liquor & Gaming NSW backs 'stop the spread - enjoy @ home' campaign
21 August 2021
Liquor & Gaming NSW has backed a campaign launched by the Eastern Suburbs Liquor Accord to
encourage people to drink their takeaway alcohol at home rather than on the streets.
Have your say on impacts of 2018 gaming machine reforms
18 August 2021
The NSW Government is seeking community feedback on impacts of its 2018 gaming machine reforms that capped machine numbers in high-risk communities and introduced a leasing scheme to encourage small venues to go “pokies-free”.
Safework nsw in retail covid blitz
13 August 2021
Supermarkets and other retailers across Greater Sydney can expect a visit from SafeWork NSW inspectors to ensure they are complying with the latest public health orders.
Mascot fruit shop temporarily closed due to COVID PHO breaches
27 Jul 2021
Pete’s Organic Market in Mascot has been ordered to close for a week from today for serial COVID Public Health Order (PHO) safety breaches across repeat visits from police
Worker death results in $375,000 fine for south coast drilling company
26 Jul 2021
South Coast Under Road Borers has been fined $375,000 after a worker was fatally crushed by a truck in October 2017.
Former star employee convicted of betting scam
24 July 2021
A former Star Casino employee has been convicted for his part in an illegal betting scam which cheated the casino out of almost $500,000 in 2020
Two men prosecuted for using false documents to obtain work
14 July 2021
NSW Fair Trading has successfully prosecuted two persons regarding fraudulent activities in the construction industry.
COVID breaches force Jindabyne venue closure
9 July 2021
The Market shop and café in Jindabyne has been ordered to close for a week from today for serial COVID safety breaches across repeat visits from police.
Swiss ticket reseller Viagogo being investigated by NSW Fair Trading
7 July 2021
NSW Fair Trading is investigating ticket reseller Viagogo as consumer complaints against the company spike in line with the reintroduction of ticketed events.
Transport workers get access to new safety app
6 July 2021
SafeWork NSW and Lindsay Transport have released a truck safety training tool for the on-boarding and induction of workers in the NSW road freight industry which will promote safer practices.
Building sites fail on falls while solar firm fined $300k
1 July 2021
Employers across the state are being put on notice after recent SafeWork visits to construction sites in northern Sydney and the Sutherland shire revealed more than 20 percent of sites had working at heights risks while two thirds required intervention on unsafe practices.
COVID compliance blitz set for Sydney
25 June 2021
Liquor & Gaming NSW inspectors, along with inspectors from Safework NSW and Fair Trading NSW, will be visiting hospitality venues across Sydney to check businesses are complying with the latest COVID-19 Public Health Orders
NSW Fair Trading permanently cancels luxury car dealer licence
23 June 2021
Luxury car dealer Galleria SUV Pty Ltd has had its Motor Dealer’s Licence permanently disqualified by NSW Fair Trading after serious charges were brought against its sole Director by NSW Police.
Heartless puppy scammers still rampant in NSW
22 June 2021
Puppy scams remain at alarming highs, with NSW Fair Trading on track to equal the number of complaints received in 2020 relating to the canine cons that shot to prevalence during COVID-19.
Unlicensed builder sentenced to imprisonment, fined $36,000
18 June 2021
A Sydney man posing as a builder has been sentenced to imprisonment and fined after contracting to do almost $260,000 in work while he was unlicensed and uninsured, including leaving an elderly man with no bathroom, kitchen or running water for more than a year.
Women in agriculture ‘lunch and learn’ with SafeWork
10 June 2021
Women in the agriculture industry are invited to attend their local Lunch and Learn event as part of SafeWork NSW’s Women in Agriculture Lunch and Learn series.
Licensed venue operation to ensure COVID and alcohol safety on the slopes
10 June 2021
Liquor & Gaming inspectors will be visiting licensed venues at the snow this long weekend to ensure they have proper measures in place for COVID safety and responsible service of alcohol.
Heat related injury risk spikes as mercury plummets
4 June 2021
Chilly consumers are urged to be aware of the dangers that come with staying warm this winter, including flammable pyjamas, illegal heaters, gas poisoning and burns.
Consumers warned travelling conmen active in NSW
2 June 2021
Bitumen bandits are active in NSW again, with Fair Trading receiving reports that the travelling conmen have reared their heads in the Tamworth, Central Coast, Lake Macquarie and Forster areas in the month of May.
Legion of honour recipient found guilty of misusing war memorial charity donations
31 May 2021
Coffs Harbour woman Ms Yvonne Hall has been sentenced to an aggregate of 16 months imprisonment for misappropriating close to $148,000 as Secretary for the Pozieres Remembrance Association, a charity that sold bricks to raise money for an Australian war memorial in France.
Businesses urged to remain covid compliant and keep NSW safe
27 May 2021
The NSW hospitality industry is being put on notice with numerous serious breaches of COVID compliance being detected by Liquor & Gaming NSW inspectors.
SafeWork slides into snowfield's safety campaign
26 May 2021
SafeWork Inspectors have begun this year’s NSW Alpine Ski Area safety compliance program with an industry roundtable involving all snowfield operators to discuss the safe operation of passenger ropeways including chairlifts, surface ropeways and gondolas.
Newcastle businesses target of vehicle safety campaign
19 May 2021
SafeWork inspectors will be visiting transport operators across Newcastle and the Hunter Region from this week to promote safer working practices when loading, unloading and working around vehicles.
SafeWork visits Sutherland Shire construction sites
19 May 2021
Construction sites across the Sutherland Shire from Sylvania to Engadine and Cronulla can expect a visit from SafeWork Inspectors over the next few days who will be targeting unsafe working systems across all building trades.
Bankstown tow truck driver disqualified for police tirade
16 May 2021
A Bankstown tow truck driver who was caught speeding through a school zone with no seatbelt on and subsequently calling a police officer “a chicken sh*t” has had his licence disqualified.
Bergin report update regarding Crown’s Barangaroo casino
13 May 2021
The NSW Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority has reached agreement with Crown Resorts on several matters regarding operation of the Barangaroo casino.
Engineering company fined after crane collapses onto building
13 May 2021
A structural engineering company has been fined $225,000 after three workers were injured when a tower crane collapsed onto an apartment block in Wolli Creek.
Western Sydney car dealer's crimes a timely reminder for consumers
7 May 2021
Second-hand car dealership Narita Imports has been found guilty of 7 offences relating to
misleading customers by entering false information onto an approved sales contract.
Illawarra's young farmers named best in State
12 April 2021
The state’s best young farmers have been identified after the completion of the Royal Agricultural Society Young Farmer Challenge, a four-day competition where teams competed in a series of on-farm challenges.
Wedding videographer couple found guilty of 33 charges
Married couple Katie and Andrew Klerck have been ordered to pay $110,000 in compensation, costs and fines for not providing newlyweds with their edited wedding videos and photos.
Celebrating 10 years of wins under Australian consumer law
On March 15, the NSW Government is celebrating not only World Consumer Rights Day but also the 10-year anniversary of Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
SafeWork to examine Sydney construction sites
10 March 2021
Construction sites across wider Sydney can expect a visit from SafeWork Inspectors this week who will be targeting unsafe working systems across all building trades.
Caravan park operation to pay $2.3m after losing High Court appeal
9 March 2021
Companies operating a NSW Tweed River area caravan park have lost an appeal in the High Court after being ordered to pay more than $2.3 million in compensation plus interest to consumers relating to the sale of waterfront villas as “permanent residences” despite the sites not having development consent for permanent accommodation.
North Coast building sites need to lift safety standards
26 February 2021
Following a number of serious incidents on construction sites across regional NSW, SafeWork NSW has visited more than 60 construction sites from Tweed Heads to Ballina last week, issuing 96 notices including eight on the spot fines, 16 prohibition and 72 improvement notices.
Cyber Security NSW is monitoring developments in the Accellion FTA data breach
23 February 2021
Cyber Security NSW is coordinating the NSW Government response to an attack on the Accellion FTA product by international cyber criminals who have targeted major organisations both nationally and internationally.
Customers urged to avoid discountpharmacy.com.au
16 February 2021
NSW Fair Trading is warning consumers not to deal with health and wellbeing online shop www.discountepharmacy.com.au after complaints from consumers that they were not receiving the items ordered.
SafeWork to blitz North Coast construction sites
16 February 2021
Construction sites across the NSW North Coast from Ballina to Tweed Heads can expect a visit from SafeWork Inspectors this week who will be targeting unsafe working systems across all building trades.
Have your say on automatic mutual recognition
24 December 2020
The Federal Government is working to improve occupational mobility, so Australians in licensed occupations can move more quickly to where their skills are needed.
Caravan and motorhome owners - check for deadly, faulty water heaters
07 December 2020
We are asking people to check their caravans and recreational vehicles for dangerous Suburban-branded water heaters which may emit deadly carbon monoxide.
Workplace fatalities and injuries on agenda of new advisory group
19 November 2020
A group representing injured workers and family members affected by workplace fatalities met for the first time this week in a move which ensures they have a stronger voice in shaping NSW workplace policy and support services for the future.
New medical gas licensing scheme begins 1 November 2020
28 October 2020
A new licensing scheme for medical gas systems in medical facilities will begin on 1 November 2020.
Buffet restaurant busted as patrons caught serving themselves
21 September 2020
A Korean BBQ restaurant in Strathfield has been fined $5000 for having an open buffet where diners shared crockery, cutlery and food.
Consumers warned not to deal with UBuild Containers Pty Ltd
18 September 2020
NSW Fair Trading has issued a public warning about UBuild Containers Pty Ltd (UBuild).
Real estate agent convicted of $76,000 fraud
2 September 2020
A real estate agent has been sentenced to a 15-month Intensive Correction Order and fined $3000 after mishandling $76,130 and being involved in an unlicensed real estate business.
Hunter construction sites fail compliance blitz
25 August 2020
82 notices and six on-the-spot fines have been issued following a construction site safety blitz across 54 commercial and residential projects in the Hunter last week.
COVID messages get CALD cut through
12 August 2020
Culturally and linguistically diverse communities (CALD) are responding positively to the NSW Government’s COVID safety messages, with 75 per cent of people able to recall core elements of the campaign, according to new customer research.
Riverina area urged to be on alert for scammers
12 August 2020
Consumers in the Riverina area are being urged to be on the lookout for conmen offering cheap home improvement services.
No second chances for venues flouting COVID safety rules
12 August 2020
The Garry Owen Hotel in Rozelle was this week singled out by Liquor & Gaming inspectors as ‘the worst pub seen so far’ for a litany of COVID safety breaches.
Two more venues hit with $5,000 fines for COVID safety breaches
10 August 2020
Liquor & Gaming NSW has fined Watsons Bay Hotel $5,000 for COVID safety breaches that included patrons drinking alcohol while standing and no spacing between gaming machines.
Pub and popular chain cafe each fined $5,000 for COVID breaches
7 August 2020
The Darlo Village Hotel in Darlinghurst and Soul Origin café in Maitland were fined $5,000 each by Department of Customer Service inspectors for breaches of the COVID public health orders, bringing the total number of fines to seventeen.
Pawnbrokers and second-hand dealers regulation undergoes review
7 July 2020
The NSW Government is seeking community and industry feedback on proposed changes to the Pawnbrokers and Second-hand Dealers Regulation 2015.
Motor industry asked 'how do you do business?'
3 July 2020
The NSW Government is seeking feedback from the motor vehicle sales, recycling and repair sectors as it undertakes a review of the Motor Dealers and Repairers Act 2013
Young workers suffer burns after biofuels ignite
26 May 2020
A South Nowra motor vehicle repair shop was fined $135,000 for breaches of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 after two young workers were injured while making biofuel.
Business fined after steel tube hits unlicensed forklift operator
13 May 2020
SafeWork NSW prosecuted a Penrith metal tubing manufacturer after a worker was seriously injured while loading a steel coil into a machine.
Concrete pump operator fined $375,000 in relation to workplace fatality
13 April 2020
A Sydney concrete pumping company has been fined $375,000 by the NSW District Court while its director has been fined $10,000 after a worker sustained fatal head injuries when he was struck by an unsecured hose attached to concrete pumping equipment at a Fairfield building site.