Submission to: Treasury The submission recommends that the Government implement the key recommendations of the Sylvan Review of financial counselling. This would entail formally accepting the recommendations of the Sylvan Review and immediately starting the process to draft legislation to implement the industry funding mechanism for financial counselling described in the Review. The submission also recommends that the government introduce the National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Small Amount Credit Contract and Consumer Lease Reforms) Bill and regulate debt management companies. All of these recommendations would help prevent financial stress and harm and are vital components of a financial recovery package.
Submission to: Attorney-General’s Department Joint submission from Financial Rights Legal Centre, Consumer Action Law Centre and FCA setting out why the bankruptcy threshold should be increased to $50,000. It is currently $5,000. This means that people can unfairly lose their homes over very small debts and that bankruptcy is inappropriately used as a debt collection tool.