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PRESS STATEMENT BY THE HONOURABLE WAL. FIFE, M.P., MINISTER FOR BUSINESS AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

NATIONAL CONSUMER AFFAIRS ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Minister for Business and Consumer Affairs, the

Honourable Wal.. Fife, M.P., said today that the new National

Consumer Affairs Advisory Council wished to obtain as wide a , . /

range of views on consumer affairs matters as possible.

Mr Fife said that the Chairman of the Council,

Professor David Harland, had indicated this following the

second meeting of the Council which was held in Sydney on

9 August. Professor Harland has said that the Council would

like to receive submissions from interested organisations

concerned with consumer affairs issues. The Council's

address is P. 0. Box E179, Canberra, A.C.T. 2600.

The Minister said that the main topics considered

at the recent meeting were consumer education and manufacturers’

warranties.

The National Consumer Affairs Advisory Council was

established to advise the Minister for Business and Consumer

Affairs on matters relevant to Commonwealth responsibilities

in consumer affairs.

Canberra

17 August 1977.