26 April 2020
The CEOs of Australia’s banks support the Federal Government’s efforts to improve tracing of COVID-19 within the community and will today download the COVIDSafe app. To better protect their staff and their customers, each CEO will also personally encourage their staff to do the same.
Australian Banking Association CEO Anna Bligh said the COVIDSafe app was an important part of the Federal Government’s plan to reopen the economy and relax restrictions on community movement.
“Australia’s banks are right behind efforts to open up the economy in the coming weeks, when healthcare authorities say it’s safe to do so.”ABA CEO Anna Bligh
“Australia’s banks are right behind efforts to open up the economy in the coming weeks, when healthcare authorities say it’s safe to do so,” Ms Bligh said.
“Today the CEOs of Australian banks will download the COVIDSafe app and, to protect staff and customers, encourage their staff to do the same.
“It’s important the community embraces this app as a way of improving the ability of our front line health workers to trace contacts of those who have tested positive to COVID-19,” she said.
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“The Australian Banking Association (ABA) welcomes the agreement reached today on the proposed safeguard mechanism reforms, given it paves the way for the passing of a critical piece of legislation for Australia.
“This is about engaging with the entire banking ecosystem in order to ensure the accessibility of the sector’s services are best serving our diverse community now, and into the future.”
“What is underpinning this bank failure is a number of things, but not least of all, it’s a very niche bank with high exposure to one part of the economy. And that’s the part of the economy that’s been quite volatile and troubled”