NSW GOVERNMENT HONOURS YOUNG CONSUMER CHAMPIONS

Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George MP today congratulated Mt St Patrick College students on their highly commended placement in the Regional Award Category in this year’s Money Stuff Challenge.

The 14th annual Money Stuff Challenge awards were presented last week in Sydney, with students and schools awarded a cash prize pool of up to $14,000.

Mr George congratulated Billi Lansky, Linden Sharp and Cassie Avery on their entry. They each received $150 and $500 for their school. This year there were more than 1200 entries from 57 schools across NSW.

“The NSW Government believes it’s important to educate young consumers about their rights and potential pitfalls, and the Money Stuff Challenge helps young teens reflect on these important consumer issues,” George said.

“Whilst the competition is a fun and educational experience, it plays an important role in helping young people to develop their consumer and financial literacy.

“Young people today are a popular marketing target, which leaves them more vulnerable to scammers and unscrupulous traders.

“It is vital they know their rights and are equipped with consumer savvy knowledge to protect themselves in the marketplace.

“Since this award-winning program started, more than 16,943 students from years 8-10 have participated in the Money Stuff Challenge.’’

For more information about Money Stuff visit www.moneystuff.net.au

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577