When the Government announced its Currency (Restrictions on the Use of Cash) Bill 2019, One Nation was the first party in parliament to sound the alarm.
Initially, Labor seemed inclined to roll over and support the Government’s plan to ban cash.
This would have been a devastating set back because with Labor’s support the Coalition could have rushed the bill through the parliament with little to no scrutiny.
It seems this was what the Government intended to do as they initially recommend the bill to avoid any scrutiny from Senate Committees, however, they were thwarted following strong opposition from One Nation.
Once it became clear that One Nation had convinced Labor and the rest of the Crossbench to support a referral they caved and chose to allow the bill to face proper scrutiny.
Forcing politicians to acknowledge the widespread opposition of the people of Australia to this piece of totalitarian policy is the first step in making sure it never becomes law.
If you are interested in making a submission to the committee investigating the Government’s Cash Ban Bill visit this website and find out more.