Royal Commission into the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry Round 4 Hearings – Interactions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in Regional and Remote Communities with Financial Services Entities
Submission to: Royal Commission into the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry
Submission to: Submission to House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs This submission describes some of the systemic barriers facing women who are affected by family violence and makes recommendations to overcome them. These include the Centrelink couples rule and how this can allow one partner to control another and the financial harm visited on women and children when child support is collected through a private arrangement but the other parent pays less than promised. There is a need for Family Support Package funding so women can leave DFV relationships and re-establish and adequate access to legal advice and representation in family law matters. The submission also recommends funding for 50 specialist family violence financial counsellors so that every State and Territory has equitable access to this service.
Submission to: Senate Economics Committee Legislation first proposed by the Federal Government in October 2017 in relation to payday loans and consumer leases must be introduced urgently. People need strong consumer protections when using these high cost and potentially harmful products. The urgent reform needed is to cap the amount that a person can repay at 10% of net income.