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
To assist consistency of implementation across the industry, the Australian Banking Association has developed industry position on a range of aspects regarding the implementation of APRA’s revised capital framework.
Australian banks are using new technologies to increase efficiency and to provide new and more responsive services to customers. We propose the government focus on: simplifying or rationalising existing legislation that impact on the use of AI and ADM, in preference to new specific AI regulations; any regulatory intervention including setting best practice guidance should build on existing best practices and harmonise with sector specific regulation; and review and amend legislation to be neutral as to whether a human or technology is used to make decisions or conduct a process.