The Office of Fair Trading and Business Affairs (now Consumer Affairs Victoria) compared NAITD favourably to the National Heart Foundation’s Tick program: whereby the ‘Tick’ helps consumers choose food products that should be good for them or as in this case NAITD helps consumers choose businesses that should be good for them.
The Federal Bureau of Consumer Affairs (FBCA) considered NAITD to be a unique program with enormous potential for helping consumers and approved service providers. The FBCA has assisted and advised NAITD in developing this accreditation the FBCA has since been absorbed by the Department of Treasury and the Australian Competition Consumer Commission.
The Hon Vin Heffernan OMA former Minister for Small Business Victoria and the Hon Don Nardella former Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs considered NAITD to be unique, have a great deal of merit, and meet a genuine need for consumers and small business. They kindly advised, encouraged and generously offered their support for NAITD.
Senior Facilitator and Solicitor for Small Business Victoria Mr. Fred Dodd has also assisted, advised and encouraged NAITD. He considered that not only small business but medium - size businesses would also benefit from NAITD accreditation.
The Hon Garry J. Rowe MLA former state government member offered his support and described NAITD as Australia’s answer to American consumer advocate Ralph Nader.
Department of Justice Victoria Education and Marketing Manager Mr Peter Fitz encouraged and advised NAITD. He considers NAITD to be similar to the Better Business Bureau (BBB).The BBB according to him is an independent and highly respected organisation that has been helping consumers and businesses in America, Canada and Puerto Rico for more than ninety years.
Economists and marketers consider NAITD to have global applications. It has also been favourably compared to quality assurance programs. See FAQ.
Prominent business mentors and advisers including Gerard Keilig, Senior Administrator and Business Adviser for the Peninsula First Place Business Centre, Ellen Boyd Director of the Institute of TAFE Business Enteprise Centre, Gillian Stainforth senior marketing lecturer RMIT business centre, along with Bill McMahon senior lecturer and marketing director at the Chisholm Institute of TAFE, together with former City of Casey Mayor Ron Mantel and David Naidoo, Chairman of the City of Casey Development Group have all generously assisted, advised and encouraged this accreditation.
They believe NAITD will help many businesses including financial advisers, marketing and other professionals, consultants, small manufacturers and many other sectors of the business community. Gillian Stainforth further considers philanthropists like the late Mr. Richard Pratt, CEO of Visy Board, Mr. Dick Smith founder of Dick Smith Electronics and other high profile individuals and corporate citizens would also be supportive of this initiative.
The Federal and Victorian State governments are aware that NAITD can create many new, real and long term employment opportunities for a vast number of skilled and unskilled people, including jobs for many professionals and others thought to be past their use by.
They are also aware that NAITD helps consumers make impartial, informed and more reliable quality choices, while providing genuine quality service providers with a very constructive, inexpensive and cost- effective way to gain greater exposure, effective marketing and more business opportunities.
NAITD has invited the Federal and State governments to participate and help administer, grow and control this innovative initiative.