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Promoting Competition paper released

By   /  August 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Jacqui Dean, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Promoting Competition paper released

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Promoting Competition paper released The Government has today outlined new measures to promote a more competitive economy, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean says. “Competition is one of the key drivers of economic success which is why the Government is focused on creating a […]

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Commerce (Cartels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill passes

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Jacqui Dean, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Commerce (Cartels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill passes

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Commerce (Cartels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill passes Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean today welcomed the passing of a bill that will benefit businesses and consumers by providing greater certainty for firms to collaborate and compete. The Commerce (Cartels and Other Matters) Amendment […]

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Government launches review of the Copyright Act 1994

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Jacqui Dean, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Government launches review of the Copyright Act 1994

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Government launches review of the Copyright Act 1994 Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean has today released the terms of reference for a review of the Copyright Act 1994. “Copyright affects how people create, distribute and access information,” Ms Dean says. “It is important […]

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New meth contamination and testing standard

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Jacqui Dean, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New meth contamination and testing standard

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New meth contamination and testing standard New Zealanders will be able to better manage the risks of methamphetamine in residential properties following the release of a new standard, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith and Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean say. “The […]

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Changes to Commerce Act will enhance competition

By   /  June 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Jacqui Dean, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Changes to Commerce Act will enhance competition

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Changes to Commerce Act will enhance competition Proposed changes to the Commerce Act will promote better competition in New Zealand, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean says. Following a review of the Act, the Government is recommending that the Commerce Commission be allowed to […]

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New Zealand to join Marrakesh Treaty

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Disability Issues, Jacqui Dean, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand to join Marrakesh Treaty

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand to join Marrakesh Treaty The Government will join an international treaty to improve access to written materials for blind and visually impaired New Zealanders, Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner and Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean say. The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate […]

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Group appointed to develop new code of conduct for financial advice

By   /  June 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Jacqui Dean, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Group appointed to develop new code of conduct for financial advice

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Group appointed to develop new code of conduct for financial advice Nine people have been appointed to a working group to develop the new code of conduct for financial advice, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean announced today. “The new code of conduct will […]

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New campaign to educate on Consumer Guarantees Act

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Jacqui Dean, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New campaign to educate on Consumer Guarantees Act

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New campaign to educate on Consumer Guarantees Act A new information programme has been launched to educate New Zealand businesses and consumers about their rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean says. “The highest volume of calls received by […]

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Financial Markets Authority appointment

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Jacqui Dean, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Financial Markets Authority appointment

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Financial Markets Authority appointment Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean has today announced the appointment of Elizabeth Longworth to the Financial Markets Authority. “I am pleased to confirm Ms Longworth’s appointment to the FMA for a term of three years,” Ms Dean says. “Ms […]

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Lower cost option for sending annual reports

By   /  June 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Jacqui Dean, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Lower cost option for sending annual reports

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Lower cost option for sending annual reports Listed companies and other financial markets businesses will now have alternative options for sending annual reports, saving them money and time, says Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean. “Cabinet has agreed to changes to the Financial Markets […]

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Government response to review of retirement income policies

By   /  June 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Jacqui Dean, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Government response to review of retirement income policies

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Government response to review of retirement income policies The Government has today released its response to the Retirement Commissioner’s review on retirement income policies, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean says. “Earlier this year the Government announced key changes to superannuation settings which are […]

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Update to lending code focuses on credit contract fees

By   /  June 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Jacqui Dean, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Update to lending code focuses on credit contract fees

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Update to lending code focuses on credit contract fees Today Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean issued updates to the fees section of the Responsible Lending Code. “The Code gives lenders guidance on how to implement the new obligations set out in the Credit […]

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Reappointment to Financial Advisers Disciplinary Committee

By   /  June 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Jacqui Dean, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Reappointment to Financial Advisers Disciplinary Committee

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Reappointment to Financial Advisers Disciplinary Committee Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean today announced the reappointment of Tracey Berry as a member of the Financial Advisers Disciplinary Committee for a term of five years. “Ms Berry was appointed to the disciplinary committee in December […]

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$10.2m to improve financial capability of young New Zealanders

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Budget 2017, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Jacqui Dean, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on $10.2m to improve financial capability of young New Zealanders

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $10.2m to improve financial capability of young New Zealanders Budget 2017 is investing $10.2 million of operating funding over the next four years for initiatives to improve the financial capability of young New Zealanders, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean says. “This additional funding […]

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Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties Bill passes final reading

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Jacqui Dean, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties Bill passes final reading

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties Bill passes final reading A bill that introduces a new public interest test into the anti-dumping regime has passed its final reading, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean announced today. “The public interest test will weigh up the benefits of […]

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Consultation begins on corporate insolvency law

By   /  May 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Jacqui Dean, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Consultation begins on corporate insolvency law

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Consultation begins on corporate insolvency law Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean today released the second and final part of the insolvency law review by the Insolvency Working Group. “The Insolvency Working Group was established in November 2015 to examine aspects of corporate insolvency […]

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IPONZ world number one for online capabilities

By   /  March 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Jacqui Dean, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on IPONZ world number one for online capabilities

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: IPONZ world number one for online capabilities The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) has been ranked number one in the world for its online capabilities by the World Trademark Review says Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean. “We are focused as a […]

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Revving your knowhow to avoid buying a lemon

By   /  March 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Jacqui Dean, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Revving your knowhow to avoid buying a lemon

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Revving your knowhow to avoid buying a lemon Knowing how to avoid common consumer pitfalls when buying a vehicle has been made simpler, with Consumer Protection’s new motor vehicle information programme launching today, says Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean. “Buying a motor vehicle […]

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Trans-Tasman patent attorney regulatory regime in effect

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Jacqui Dean, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Trans-Tasman patent attorney regulatory regime in effect

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Trans-Tasman patent attorney regulatory regime in effect The trans-Tasman patent attorney regime, a system for joint regulation of patent attorneys in Australia and New Zealand, is now in effect, helping to create a seamless trans-Tasman business environment. Reforms as part of the Single Economic Market […]

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Release of Draft Bill for new financial advice legislation

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Jacqui Dean, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Release of Draft Bill for new financial advice legislation

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Release of Draft Bill for new financial advice legislation Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean has released an exposure draft of the Bill that will amend the regulation of financial advice in New Zealand. “The current regulation of financial advice is seen to be […]

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