Commissioner's Blog: Nominate a community champion for Consumer Protection Award

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The search is on for outstanding WA individuals, organisations and groups who are strong advocates for consumer rights, with nominations open for the prestigious 20th anniversary Consumer Protection Awards.

The awards shine a spotlight on the great work being carried out in the community, such as offering advice, assistance and education; lobbying for change; creating greater understanding of consumer law; promoting product safety; or highlighting consumer issues generally.

Cash prizes of $2,500, a trophy and a certificate will be awarded in each category, presented by Commerce Minister Sue Ellery on World Consumer Rights Day (15 March 2024) at a stunning breakfast event held at Optus Stadium in Perth.

There are four categories: Rona Okely – for individuals; Richard (Dick) Fletcher – for groups, services or projects; Ruby Hutchison Media – for stand out media and Kidsafe WA – for individuals or groups raising awareness for product safety and injury prevention for children.

Winners from the 2022 Consumer Protection Awards included Mary Martin – a tenant advocate from the Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre, Your Toolkit – a free online resource for women at risk of family and domestic violence or financial abuse, WA Child Safety Services – a community-based group offering educational programs to create safer communities for children and Hannah Barry – an ABC News Kimberley journalist who brought to light the fraudulent practices of an Aboriginal funeral insurance business.

If you know an incredible person or group doing amazing work to benefit the community, consider nominating them for an award, the recognition alone can help elevate their profile and provide further exposure.

Nomination forms can be completed on the Consumer Protection Awards website and will close on Monday, 30 October 2023.

Trish Blake Commissioner 2023
Trish Blake Commissioner 2023, by CP Media
Commissioner for Consumer Protection

Trish Blake


Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Sep 2023

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