Articles tagged Janette Walker

Todd McClay delayed plans to amend Child Support rules for a year after IRD said it couldn't handle the complex changes in time, retiring Air NZ deputy CEO Norm Thompson was appointed to the board of Tourism NZ, Tariana Turia announced plans to introduce plain packaging legislation next year, Steven Joyce announced changes at Callaghan Innovation and Craig Foss flagged new regulations for the Financial Markets Conduct Act.

A campaign led by farm debt mediator Janette Walker and supported by Labour Primary Industries spokesman Damien O'Connor for the Commerce Commission to take legal action against big banks over allegations of mis-selling of interest rate swaps contracts has finally borne fruit. They now hope the banks and farmers can agree settlements as happened in similar cases in Britain.