SPEECH - AMEC CONVENTION 2017 - DELIVERING A STABLE POLICY ENVIRONMENT: LABOR’S APPROACH TO THE RESOURCES SECTOR

SPEECH - AMEC CONVENTION 2017 - DELIVERING A STABLE POLICY ENVIRONMENT: LABOR’S APPROACH TO THE RESOURCES SECTOR

DELIVERING A STABLE POLICY ENVIRONMENT: LABOR’S APPROACH TO THE RESOURCES SECTOR

SPEECH – AMEC CONVENTION 2017 

WEDNESDAY, 7 JUNE 2017

*** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** 

It’s a privilege to be with you today in my capacity as Shadow Minister assisting Jason Clare in the Resources portfolio. I bring with me Jason’s apologies and well wishes, together with the warm regards of Federal Labor Leader Bill Shorten.

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SPEECH - PRIVATE MEMBER'S MOTION: CHARGING FEES FOR PAPER BILLS - HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

No member of this House will be unfamiliar with the current state of affairs that exists where many companies now charge a fee to send an invoice, bill or statement by post in a circumstance where that customer, quite rightly, could have expected that invoice to arrive for free, as being all part of the service. Those on this side of the House are concerned that some of our nation's most vulnerable consumers—pensioners, low-income families and people with disabilities, who are least engaged in the digital and who have little meaningful choice about how they receive information—are now being asked to pay extra to receive information in a way that used to be free.

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