The Office of Regulatory Services is going to town on the landscaper Todd Daly:
Acting ACT Commissioner for Fair Trading, Jon Quiggin, is warning the ACT public to refrain from doing business with landscaper and builder, Mr Todd Daly, who has been taking deposits for landscaping jobs but not completing the work.
“This is a serious [...]
The Office of Regulatory Services has been moved to publish a fact sheet on how disability parking should work.
In the ACT, specific parking spaces are provided for people with mobility disabilities who hold a current Australian Disability Parking Permit. These spaces are located adjacent to shops and offices and are designed to provide extra room [...]
We were intrigued when the all-seeing-eye detected a new page called “Liquor Licence Public Registers”.
With our catlike curiosity we downloaded the pdf and were further intrigued to find it completely blank.
But we were particularly thrilled to see it had taken four drafts to get here. Time to knock off for the weekend guys and maybe [...]
Sandwiched between rapacious landlords and dodgy tenants the property manager’s lot is not a happy one.
The Office of Regulatory Services has announced that one has been fined $3,900 for letting tenants get away with murder (while still collecting a fee):
The agent was commissioned by a landlord to manage a rental property. Inspection reports indicated that [...]
Justice and Community Safety are letting us all know the ACT’s Office of Regulatory Services has handed over responsibility for business names to the Commonwealth and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
ASIC have more information
The Office of Regulatory Services has released a fact sheet on the catchily named ITOP or Independent Taxi Operator Pilot.
Who can participate in the Pilot?
Only those taxi operators who have held continuous ACT taxi accreditation in ACT for a period of 4 years and can demonstrate a good track record of compliance with public passenger [...]
The Canberra Times has the intriguing news that the Office of Regulatory Services has been unable to recruit teenagers willing to try and buy smokes to test retailers’ compliance.
Possibly the leading cause of this failure is expecting the kids to work for free.
They’re now updating procedures to allow “rewards” to be paid to the young [...]
The best part of a year into the new reformed liquor licensing regime Justice and Community Safety are back to circulating an options paper for fee models.
Well done Labor and Greens for pushing the last lot through which have obviously worked so well.
But looking to windward what’s on the table here?
1 Current Model
On:/Club/General/Special: Standard Fee [...]
As noted last October the Responsible Service of Alcohol course is a farcical exercise of minimal value.
But even that’s a bit much to organise it seems.
We’ve come into the possession of a letter from the Commissioner for Fair Trading to the Liquor Industry Association Representatives pushing the RSA requirement date out another six months.
The commencement [...]
The Office of Regulatory Services have published their June Newsletter which also names the bars they’ve recently pinged for underage drinking:
Mercury Bar was ordered to close for 24 hours in relation to two underage persons consuming liquor on licensed premises. Meche and ICBM received a 48 hour license suspension and undertakings for future conduct for [...]