27 March 2023
“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.
The ABA supports accelerating the reduction of emissions by 2030 and a balanced and orderly transition to a net zero emissions economy by 2050.
We have advocated for the reform of the safeguard mechanism, which has an important role to play in achieving these goals.
The ABA has long argued that banks and businesses need certainty to manage their climate risks and to grasp the opportunities on the path to net zero.”
Australian Banking Association CEO Anna Bligh: Today Australia’s banking system is coming together to launch the most comprehensive set of new anti-scam reforms. With a level of unprecedented cooperation, banks, commercial banks, building societies, credit unions, and mutual banks have joined together to commit to a set of anti-scam reforms to keep Australians and their… Read more »
Australian banks have joined forces to launch a new Scam-Safe Accord to deliver a higher standard of protection for customers and put scammers out of business in Australia. This Accord, between Australia’s community owned banks, building societies, credit unions and commercial banks is a comprehensive set of anti-scam measures across the entire industry. “This Scam-Safe… Read more »
Banks will contribute $19 million over three years to the Government’s voluntary financial counselling model announced today by Minister for Social Services, Amanda Rishworth. “Banks large and small are proud to be funding the lions share of this initiative.” said ABA CEO Anna Bligh. This funding will help increase the availability of free, independent counselling… Read more »