Doug Shave

Doug Shave

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    Consumer and business fair trading information is now available at a single city location

    5/10/1999 3:45 PM
     
    5/10/99

    A full range of consumer and business fair trading information is now available at a single city location.

    Fair Trading Minister Doug Shave said this was one result of the Ministry of Fair Trading’s now completed move from East Perth to the Forrest Centre at 219 St George’s Terrace.

    “More than 80,000 people visited Fair Trading’s Perth offices last year for information and advice,” Mr Shave said.

    “The move to the city centre is in line with Government policy to make fair trading information and advice as accessible as possible for consumers and business.”

    Counter facilities at the new offices were designed to handle the needs of large numbers of people quickly and efficiently.

    “More than 370,000 telephone calls are received by Fair Trading every year and use of the Internet to obtain information is growing quickly.

    “The new offices have enabled us to upgrade telephone and computer resources to handle this huge demand for information.”

    The Business Names Branch, which handled more than 29,000 applications last year, has also moved to the new location from its 66 St George’s Terrace address.

    “People visiting Business Names can now get other fair trading information at the same time,” Mr Shave said.

    The Ministry telephone advice line for consumers and business has been changed to 1300 30 40 54. Calls can be made from around the State for the cost of a local call.

    The only unit not to move to the Forrest Centre is the trade measurement section which will continue to operate from its Osborne Park premises.

    Media Contact John Clune 9213 6500