国会新闻摘要2018年12月3 - 6日
Parliament Update: 3rd - 6th december 2018
This week, Parliament sat for the final time this year.
High on the agenda has been the Government's new national security laws which passed the Senate last night. These reforms will ensure that our law enforcement agencies have the modern tools they need to access the encrypted communications of serious criminals including paedophiles and terrorists.
Also this week, the Government proposed legislation which will enable a range of penalties for energy companies that overcharge customers and engage in anti-competitive conduct.
These changes are part of our plan to help bring about lower power prices for households and businesses by providing a price safety net and backing investment in reliable sources of power.
I also contributed to a discussion concerning the 70th anniversary of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, noting that acts of persecution against minority groups continue to be all too common.
Finally, this week it has become clear that Labor’s Retiree Tax will rip away the savings of over 1 million pensioners and retirees. To add your voice to our campaign against the unfair Retirees Tax, you can sign the petition here:
You can read transcripts or watch videos of my speeches in Parliament by either clicking on the articles below or by visiting www.michaelsukkar.com.au.
The Hon. Michael Sukkar MP
Federal Member for Deakin