SBS News: MP moves to outlaw fees for paper bills

Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has introduced a private bill that would make it illegal for companies to charge a fee for paper bills and statements.

Australian companies would be banned from charging customers for paper bills and statements under proposed draft laws.

Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has put a private bill to parliament that would also prevent businesses from switching customers to electronic billing without their consent.

Some people simply don’t have the internet, he told MPs, or if they do it might not be reliable enough to make sure they always get a copy of invoices.


Source: SBS – 9 June 2017

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