Consumer champions wanted: applications called for WA’s consumer advisory committee

Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien today called for consumer champions to put their hand up and nominate to be a part of the WA Consumer Advisory Committee.

“A dedicated Consumer Advisory Committee will ensure that consumer viewpoints are adequately represented during the development and administration of Western Australian consumer laws,” Mr O’Brien said.

“The committee will meet four or five times a year and provide guidance on the activities of Consumer Protection.

“It will also provide its views to me and the Commissioner for Consumer Protection, on current or emerging consumer issues, or matters referred to the committee.”

The Minister urged West Australians who were passionate about consumer issues and considered themselves to be suitable candidates to put their names forward and encouraged people from regional WA to apply.

“We will now be looking to appoint members to the Consumer Advisory Committee who reflect WA’s diverse population,” he said.

Mr O’Brien said the committee was part of a reform of licensing boards in the Consumer Protection portfolio where it had replaced a number of individual boards.

The closing date for expressions of interest in becoming a member of the Consumer Advisory Committee is Saturday, June 4.

Find out more information about the committee.