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On 2 August 2019, the Attorney-General announced legislative amendments to allow reporting of consumer financial hardship information. The amendments will indicate to credit providers those customers who have entered into financial hardship arrangement and enable people experiencing financial difficulty to demonstrate good credit reporting behaviour by complying with the hardship arrangement.
In June 2018, a discussion paper was released seeking public submissions on key issues relevant to the Review of financial hardship arrangements, and how they interact with the consumer credit reporting framework.
The Department of Communications and the Arts and the Attorney-General's Department received submissions in response to the public discussion paper from 262 individuals and organisations.
Terms of Reference – ALRC inquiry into the incarceration rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
On , 9 February 2017, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, Attorney-General of Australia, referred to the Australian Law Reform Commission an inquiry into the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our prisons as outlined in these terms of reference.