Tim Hammond MP: September Newsletter
“Labor has led the charge to stop companies charging consumers for paper bills.”
Charging a fee for paper bills targets those on the wrong side of the digital divide.
Along with my Federal Labor colleagues and the Keep Me Posted campaign team we shone a light on the growing practice of utilities, banks and telcos charging pensioners for the dubious privilege of continuing to receive their bills in the mail.
Labor moved motions in the House of Representatives and the Senate calling for fees for paper bills to be banned, and forced the Government to discuss the issue at the annual meeting of Federal, State and Territory consumer affairs ministers in late August.
This is a big step toward making a real difference in the lives of people who simply cannot afford to pay extra to receive bills they should be receiving for free.
Source: Tim Hammond MP Newsletter – September 2017