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Department of the Attorney-General and Justice - NT Consumer Affairs > News and Events > 2015
 

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December 10
New Apps for shoppers and tenants

​Territorians now have instant acess to consumer affairs advice and support regarding their rights as tenants and as shoppers after the launch of two new mobile smartphone apps, rentNT and ShopNT

For more information click here

 

 

September 01
Online Bond Cleaning Company Warning

​The Commissioner of Consumer Affairs has issued a public warning to consumers to exercise caution when dealing with Express Professional Services an on-line business offering end of lease cleaning services.

For more information click here

 
July 21
Colin Thompson Supernatural Healer

A public warning has been issued to consumers by the Commissioner of Consumer Affairs, Gary Clements, to exercise caution when dealing with Colin Thompson trading as Esoteric Mind Specialist and The Addiction Doctor.​

For more information click here

 
June 24
Don't get Burnt by the Holiday Scratchie Scam

​The NT Consumer Affairs Commissioner is warning Territorians to beware of another spate of scam scratch and win cards and colourful brochures which are being sent in the mail from Malaysia.

 

More information here

May 15
Residential Tenancies Jurisdiction to NTCAT

Amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act (‘RTA’) will transfer the jurisdiction formerly exercised by the Commissioner of Tenancies to the Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal ('NTCAT') from 1 June 2015.  For more information click here

May 07
Keeping Mum on gift cards

​Northern Territory Consumer Affairs is helping Territory families get the most out of gift cards for Mum this Mother's Day.

Gift cards can be a great option to allow mum to chose something special from her favourite shop.

However, there is information to be aware of when purchasing gift cards.

 

For more information click here

March 27
Issues Paper – Central Bond Holding Scheme
Issues Paper - Development of a Central Bond Holding Scheme in the Northern Territory
 
An issues paper has now been released for discussion purposes and to elicit comment on a proposal to establish a rental deposit authority in the Northern Territory.
 
All other Australian jurisdictions have mandatory rental deposit systems, except for the Northern Territory.  Whilst this topic has been the subject of ongoing discussion for more than a decade in the Territory, the status quo has been maintained in spite of impetus from a number of sources to move to establish a scheme.
 
This issues paper suggests that the establishment of a centralised bond holding scheme is the most efficient and equitable vehicle to promote fair dealing between property owners and tenants in the disbursement of the rental deposit.
 
To download the Issues Paper and read more on this subject, go to the following web page – comments and feedback close 31 May 2015.