The federal government plans to bring on debate of the following bills in the House of Representatives from March 15, 2021:

National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment Bill – read here

Rolls back a wide range of responsible lending obligations on credit providers

Online Safety Bill – read here

Creates a new national framework to prevent cyber-bullying and circulation of harmful content online

Social Services Amendment (Strengthening Income Support) Bill – read here

Removes the JobSeeker Supplement and raises the old JobSeeker rate to $44 a day

Industrial Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill – read here

Creates a new national framework for the handling and disposal of chemical waste, including PFAS

Treasury Laws Amendment (Your Future, Your Super) Bill – read here

Implements a range of changes to superannuation regulation following a Productivity Commission review

Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Age of Dependants) Bill – see here

Increases the maximum age for people to be covered under family private health insurance from 24 to 31 years old

I assess each and every bill on its merits, putting the views of the community first. If any of these bills impact you, and you’d like to let me know your views, please email me or telephone my office.

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