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A prices & commercial practices branch

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the Department of the Capital verritv.’y.

The Branch will be headed by : : : ' oeistaiit Secretary Level 1 , vb .

will be Controller of Prices for ti e /CT with statutory powers under Ike

amended and reactivated Prices lieyulatie.a Ordinance.

The Branch xri.ll undertake policy research and investigations,

handle public enquiries and complaints about prices and charges in the

ACT and be responsible for consumer protection and rent control.

The present Commercial Practices Section will be incorporated in

the new Branch.

Establishment of the Branch is part of the Australian Govommen t.' : ■

strategy to attack inflation throughout Australia in co-operation xriill

State Governments.

Positions in the new Branch will be advertised in the Commonwealth

Gazette tomorrow.

27 June 1973