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Changes to Commerce Act will enhance competition

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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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Fintech and the future

Published By   /  February 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Jacqui Dean, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Fintech and the future

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Fintech and the future The most innovative businesses in our financial services sector are now working together to help shape the future of our economy, says Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean. Ms Dean welcomed the nationwide launch of the New Zealand Financial Innovation […]

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Copyright in New Zealand’s creative sector

Published By   /  December 15, 2016  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Copyright in New Zealand’s creative sector

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Copyright in New Zealand’s creative sector A report canvassing views from New Zealand’s vibrant creative sector, and the role copyright and registered designs has in their work, has been released today by Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith. “Our creative sector spans a range […]

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KiwiSaver fee reporting compulsory from 2018

Published By   /  December 13, 2016  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on KiwiSaver fee reporting compulsory from 2018

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: KiwiSaver fee reporting compulsory from 2018 Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith has announced all KiwiSaver annual statements will have to disclose total fees paid in dollar terms from 2018. “Fund fees can have a considerable impact on an investor’s total retirement savings. Kiwis […]

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Standards Approval Board appointment

Published By   /  December 9, 2016  /  24/7 News, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Standards Approval Board appointment

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Standards Approval Board appointment Paul Goldsmith | Commerce and Consumer Affairs Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith has announced an appointment to the New Zealand Standards Approval Board, an independent statutory body which approves standards developed by committees of industry experts. Building company owner […]

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