8 March 2022
The ABA provides feedback to the Attorney-General’s Department on the Bankruptcy system options paper and encourages the Government to consider these changes in the context of the broad suite of reforms made or proposed in recent years that potentially change the consequences of insolvency for companies and bankruptcy for individuals. This includes small business insolvency reforms, changes to schemes of arrangement and the review of the safe harbour regime.
The ABA also highlights the need for Government and policymakers to consider how these reforms may impact the flow of credit to small businesses and the effect of this on commercial activity with the aim of striking the right balance between creditors and debtors.Download PDF
The ABA supports the introduction of mandatory climate-related financial disclosures aligned with the ISSB, and we feel that the proposed model generally strikes an appropriate balance. The submission makes key points across six areas: phased approach, reporting content, reporting location, assurance, continuous disclosure and the modified liability approach.
The ABA’s submission to the ACCC’s Retail Deposits Inquiry 2023. Australian banks continue to provide a competitive, dynamic, and innovative marketplace for deposits. Banks are also cognisant of the variety of uses for deposit accounts and strive to provide products and services that meet the needs of customers.