INVERELL and Glen Innes residents will have the chance to learn more about their consumer rights and responsibilities this week as part the NSW Fair Trading My Place program on Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 September.
Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall today encouraged Inverell and Glen Innes residents to participate in the two-day series of free information sessions.
“My Place is Fair Trading’s flagship education program that brings state government services straight to local communities,” Mr Marshall said.
“Highlights of the My Place program include two senior’s consumer rights information seminars and an Aboriginal Action Plan information session that will educate Indigenous residents about funeral planning, training course providers and tenancy rights.
“The NSW consumer landscape is increasingly plagued by prolific scammers who relentlessly look to profit from vulnerable consumer groups, including seniors and Indigenous people.
“I strongly encourage members of the public to register their attendance to avoid missing out as places are limited.”
There will be two seminars in Inverell on Wednesday. The first is at the Linking Together Centre between 11am-noon is for consumers from indigenous communities and organisations to discuss a consumer rights and responsibilities focusing on funerals, training providers and residential information.
The second is at the Inverell RSM Club from 1-2.30pm and will focus on the education public officers, committee and association members on the benefits of incorporation, responsibilities of various office holders, financial reporting tiers 1 and 2, lodging of forms and dispute resolution options.
The Glen Innes session on Thursday between 1-2.30pm, at the Glen Innes Services Club, will focus on the education public officers, committee and association members on the benefits of incorporation, responsibilities of various office holders, financial reporting tiers 1 and 2, lodging of forms and dispute resolution options.
Last year, more than 55,000 people attended Fair Trading community education programs in towns and communities across NSW.
To register attendance at the My Place program or to find a Fair Trading event near you, visit www.events.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au or call 13 32 20.