Consumer Connections magazine

Read the second edition of Consumer Connections 2019 (PDF, 8.9 MB) - a publication aimed at informing consumers of their rights and protections.

Topics covered include:

Home safetyBuying/buildingShoppingGeneral
  • Hot water bottles
  • Buying firewood
  • Button batteries
  • Using patio heaters and BBQs
  • Changes to building process
  • Choosing/hiring a tradie
  • Conveyancing\
  • Residential building work contracts
  • Buy now pay later schemes
  • GoFundMe
  • Identity theft
  • NBN
  • Takata airbag recall
  • Cold calling
  • MyBond
  • Customer bag checks

Read the first edition of Consumer Connections 2018 (PDF, 5.0 MB)

Topics covered include:

ConsumersBuilding / TradesRentingWorking with Vulnerable People
  • Scams
  • Shopping online
  • Product and service guarantees
  • Product safety
  • Gas safety at home
  • Digging near pipes
  • Carbon monoxide kills
  • Private power poles
  • Building a shed in Tasmania
  • Rent increases
  • Role of the Residential Tenancy Commissioner
  • Protecting our most vulnerable
Updated: 29 Jun 2020

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