In this, the first Goldsmith Update of 2015, let me begin by wishing you all well for the year. It’s been a great summer, the economy is in good shape and New Zealanders have good cause for confidence.
As a father of four school-aged children, I’m conscious that this time of year is very expensive for families. School donations, uniforms, stationary, music lessons and everything else adds up fast.
A strong economy that creates lots of well-paying jobs holds the best promise for all Kiwi families, large and small. And that remains this National Government’s focus. Fundamentally that involves maintaining a stable and sensible political and economic environment that leads to confidence and investment, and steady reform to make our economy more internationally competitive. As ever, in Government we constantly have to balance economic efficiency with the need to maintain social cohesion and protect the vulnerable.
Associate Minister of Justice Simon Bridges and Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith have today announced strict new laws that will better protect the public from repossession agents engaging in unscrupulous practises.
“The changes mean that all repossession agents, as well as their employees, must be registered and licensed from 6 June 2015”, Mr Bridges says.
Applications for licenses will be accepted from 6 March 2015.
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced appointments and reappointments to the External Reporting Board and a reappointment to the Copyright Tribunal.
“I am pleased to announce that the Governor-General has appointed Kimberley Crook and Fergus Welsh as members to the External Reporting Board (XRB) for terms of five years starting 1 February,” Mr Goldsmith says.
“Kimberley Crook’s extensive domestic and international experience in accounting standard-setting, and Fergus Welsh’s knowledge of public sector financial reporting will add value to the work of the XRB Board.
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