Senator the Hon Zed Seselja
Topic(s): 4 October 2018 Legislation to provide certainty to co-ops, mutuals and customer owned banks ZS 01/ 18
The Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Phillip Barresi and Mr Tony De Domenico OAM as part-time members of the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) Board.
The Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Adrian Harrington as part-time Independent Chairperson of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI). Mr Harrington is also joined by new part-time Independent Directors, Ms Helen Glanville and Ms Karen Synon. All appointments are for a four-year term.
A new study has today found that SMS reminders can help people reduce their credit card debt and save money on high interest fees. Simple text reminders helped consumers pay off an extra $134 on average—an increase of 28 per cent. This single reminder had an effect twelve months later—with those receiving an SMS having paid off $365 more than those who didn’t.
Today the Government is demonstrating its commitment and support for cooperative, mutual and member-owned firms by introducing legislation that will substantially increase their ability to raise the funding they need to grow, innovate and compete.
Assistant Minister for Treasury and Finance, Zed Seselja, today released a consultation paper on a proposal to support small businesses across the country, while putting downward pressure on the cost of vehicle repairs, and ensuring the best deal for families when getting their car repaired.