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The M in is te r f o r th e C a p ita l T e r r i t o r y , Mr Kep E nderby,

to d a y announced th e a p p o in tm e n t of a Consumer A f f a i r s C o u n c il f o r

th e A u s t r a li a n C a p i t a l T e r r i t o r y . -

The se v e n member c o u n c il - s i x men and one woman - a r e drawn

from a w ide c r o s s s e c t i o n o f th e C a n b e rra Community. ' ·

They w i l l work w ith p u b lic s e r v a n ts i n th e B ureau o f Consumer

A f f a i r s to p r o t e c t C a n b e rra consum ers.

Mr E nderby s a i d th e new C o u n c il would h av e a v a lu a b le r o l e to

p la y i n p i n - p o i n t i n g a r e a s i n w hich l e g i s l a t i o n o r o th e r a c t i o n f o r

consum er p r o t e c t i o n was r e q u ir e d . '

' .. The C o u n c il would a l s o p la y a r o l e i n consum er e d u c a tio n .

" I am v e r y happy t h a t th e s e p u b lic s p i r i t e d c i t i z e n s have '

a g re e d to s e rv e on th e Consumer A f f a i r s C o u n c il," Mr E nderby s a i d .

" I w i l l be v e ry g la d o f t h e i r a d v ic e i n t h i s com plex f i e l d . "

Mr E nderby s a id he hoped th e ap p o in tm en t o f th e C o u n c il w ould

mark th e b e g in n in g o f a new d e a l f o r C an b erra C onsum ers. .

The M in is te r s a i d t h e r e w ere a number o f a r e a s , i n w hich he

would a s k th e C o u n c il to make recom m endations.

T hese in c lu d e d d o o r to d o o r s e l l i n g , u s e d c a r s , and c o n t r a c t s

o f s a l e .

Mr E nderby s a id th e C hairm an o f th e C o u n c il w i l l be Mr M ich ae l Verri

an e x e c u tiv e member o f C a n b e rra Consumers In c o r p o r a te d f o r some y e a r s , and

s t i l l an a c t i v e member. '

O ther,m em bers a p p o in te d to th e Consumer A f f a i r s C o u n c il a r e :

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EDIT ARP HI LDERH t a l s o a member o f C a n b e rra C onsum ers. Mr Mi I d e m

h a s b een a s s o c i a t e d w ith th e A u s t r a li a n Consum ers' A s s o c i a ti o n f o r

11 y e a rs .. He h a s l i v e d i n C a n b e rra f o r 13 y e a r s .

KENNETH FRY, a member of th e ACT A d v iso ry C o u n c il, who was th e

nom inee o f th e A d v iso ry C o u n c il.

CYRIL SMITH, f o r 34 y e a r s on th e s t a f f o f J .B . Young, and now

i t s O p e ra tio n s M anager. Mr Sm ith i s a l s o a member o f Q ueanbeyan L egacy,

a f o u n d a tio n member o f E a s t C an b erra R o ta ry C lub, and a d i r e c t o r o f . t h e

Moruya C o -o p e ra tiv e B u ild in g S o c ie ty . ' ■ ·

LESLIE BATON, ’ who h a s l i v e d i n th e C an b erra/Q u ean b ey an a r e a

f o r 24 y e a r s ,, and w orked th ro u g h o u t t h i s p e rio d i n th e m otor t r a d e .

Ten m onths ago he s e t up h i s own m otor v e h ic le b u s in e s s .

WILLIAM LAWRENCE, MBE, i s A s s i s t a n t S e c r e ta r y o f th e P u b lic .

F in a n c e B ranch o f t h e D epartm ent o f th e C a p ita l T e r r i t o r y .

" JANET JESSOP, o f F is h e r , i s th e o n ly woman' on th e C o u n c il and an

a c t i v e member o f th e Women’ s E l e c t o r a l Lobby. She i s a h o u se w ife and th e

m o th er o f one c h i l d .

C a n b e rra , 3 A ugust 1973.