Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Consumer Affairs & CAB Relationship strengthened

Relationship strengthened between Consumer Affairs and Citizens Advice Bureaux

Consumer Affairs Minister Judith Tizard and Nevill Wilson, President of New Zealand Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, signed a Memorandum of Understanding today that reaffirms and strengthens the relationship between the Ministry of Consumer Affairs and the Bureaux.

“I am very pleased to be signing this agreement on behalf of the Ministry. It recognises that we have the common goal of helping consumers, and that a collaborative approach to that goal is the best way forward,” said Judith Tizard.

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs and Citizens Advice Bureaux have for many years worked closely to provide information and advice to consumers on a wide range of issues.

“The Memorandum of Understanding acknowledges the close and productive working relationship that exists between the two organisations and clearly sets out what each organisation expects of the other.”

The agreement recognises the commitment the Ministry and the NZACAB have to ensuring good communication and support mechanisms exist between both organisations, which in turn benefits consumers. It also sets the minimum standard of service that local CABs can expect from the Ministry’s Consumer Information Service.

“With the new motor vehicle sales law and one on consumer credit in the pipeline, it is important that the Ministry is able to support key organisations like CAB who will often be a first point of contact for consumers wanting to know their rights. This document provides assurance that we both take our roles in that regard very seriously.

“I want to publicly thank Nevill Wilson and Nick Toonan, NZACAB Chief Executive, for their work, and all the CAB volunteers who provide advice and assistance to consumers throughout New Zealand. The signing of this agreement signifies another step in government and community organisations working together for the benefit of consumers,” said Judith Tizard.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Corrections Corrected: Supreme Court Rules On Release Dates

Corrections has always followed the lawful rulings of the Court in its calculation of sentence release dates. On four previous occasions, the Court of Appeal had upheld Corrections’ practices in calculating pre-sentence detention. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news