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Morrison Government Continues to Deliver Laws to Strengthen and Protect Australian Consumers and Businesses

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Date : 13 February 2020

Author: The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, The Hon Michael Sukkar MP, Senator The Hon Jane Hume

The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
Treasurer

The Hon Michael Sukkar MP
Minister for Housing and Assistant Treasurer

Senator The Hon Jane Hume
Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology

MEDIA RELEASE

14 February 2020

MORRISON GOVERNMENT DELIVERS LAWS TO STRENGTHEN AND PROTECT AUSTRALIAN CONSUMERS AND BUSINESSES

The Morrison Government continues to implement its economic plan with the passage of six separate pieces of legislation through the Parliament to support bushfire affected communities and to better protect Australian consumers and businesses.

In the first sitting fortnight of the 2020 Parliamentary year, we have delivered laws to improve outcomes for consumers in financial services, insurance and superannuation, foster business innovation and crack down on illegal phoenixing activity by dodgy business operators who try to avoid their obligations to their customers, employees and creditors.

These laws are just the first in the Treasury portfolio’s ambitious 2020 legislative agenda which includes reforms to our financial services, banking and superannuation sectors and further improvements to the integrity of our tax system.

This sitting fortnight the Government passed the following bills:

While the Opposition continues to put its own self-interest ahead of the national interest and talk down the Australian economy, the Morrison Government is getting on with the job of implementing important reforms to build a stronger economy and create better outcomes for Australian consumers and businesses.

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