University of Sydney’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Richard Miles told the Indian visitors that the University “would like to continue to play a role in improving the economic, political, cultural and social relationships between our two countries”.
“In the Collaborative Consumer Project we have found a perfect combination where academic research and teaching has come together with government to develop legislation for the common good,” Professor Miles said.
“Consumer protection is the mark of a mature economy and this university is very proud of the role that we have played, particularly Professor Gail Pearson, in partnership with you and your department in setting up this consumer protection.”
“We are engaging with India because we know how important India is to our future,” said Professor Pearson ahead of the delegation’s arrival.
“India’s economy is being transformed and it has a very large and skilled population.”
“Consumer protection is essential for a successful and competitive economy because it means that companies can compete equally on the basis of meeting consumer needs,” she said.
In addition to the Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, the high-level Indian delegation included:
- Shri Amit Mehta, Joint Secretary, Consumer Affairs
- Shri G.C.Rout, Deputy Secretary, Consumer Affairs