Decision on paper bills

The Australian Treasury's inquiry into fees for paper bills took submissions until December last year.

Then nothing was heard, which prompted CPSA to inquire.

Based on the submissions, Treasury has identified policy options to address concerns around paper billing fees.

These options will be considered by the Legislative and Governance Forum on Consumer Affairs, which consists of all Commonwealth, State, Territory and New Zealand Ministers responsible for fair trading and consumer protection laws.

They were scheduled to make a decision at their meeting in August 2018, and this decision will be published by the Office of Best Practice Regulation soon after.

The decision will be reported in the October issue of THE VOICE.