Issues

Helping the residents of Maribyrnong

Maribyrnong is a great electorate with a very diverse community who have a wide range of interests, concerns, ideas and issues. As the local Member of Federal Parliament I’m here to advocate on your behalf about those issues and ideas. More…

Restoring trust in the financial planning industry

The last few years have seen the public trust in the financial planning sector plummet, following major collapses like Storm Financial, Opes Prime, Trio Capital and others. The Government thinks financial planning is important, which is why we are reforming the sector to remove conflicts of interest and restore trust in the profession. More…

Increasing the retirement savings of all Australians

The government’s superannuation reforms will provide more money in your pocket when you retire. We’re increasing the compulsory super contribution from 9% to 12%, reducing unnecessary fees and charges and strengthening the rules around how your money is looked after. More…

Giving people with disabilities a better chance in life

People with a disability deserve better care and support, which is why I have been pushing this issue so strongly since I arrived in Parliament. Giving people with a disability and their carers more support – and more say in how they use that support – is vital if every Australian is to have the same access to a better life. More…

Keeping people out of unnecessary debt

I’ve seen too many cases of people being offered credit by financial institutions when they couldn’t afford to pay it back, leading to ever-increasing debt. It is time credit providers and lenders started behaving responsibly, which is what our consumer credit reforms are designed to accomplish. More…

Helping gambling addicts

Australians lose about $12 billion a year on pokies. About a third of that is lost by problem gamblers. The Government wants to reduce the level of problem gambling, while still acknowledging that gambling, for many people, is an enjoyable pastime. More…

Simplifying the tax system

Australian tax laws are complex and constantly evolving. It is vital to get our tax laws right, to ensure people don’t pay too much tax, while still protecting Government revenue. Our tax reforms are designed to get the balance right. More…

Making sure Australians have adequate insurance

The recent natural disasters showed us that insurance coverage, especially for floods, is complex and difficult to understand. Our reforms to the sector will simplify insurance for every Australian. More…

Future of Australian retail

Australian retailers are facing many challenges, not least of which is the rise of online shopping. The Government has listened to the concerns of retailers and consumers and has asked the Productivity Commission to look into the issues. More…

Not-for-Profit reform

The not-for-profit (NFP) sector has been crying out for reform for over a decade. After years of inaction and more reviews than anyone cares to remember, the Gillard Government is making it easier for the sector to deliver vital assistance to Australia’s most vulnerable people. More…

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