20 August 2021
We support a revised capital framework that strengthens the financial resilience of the industry, embeds unquestionably strong levels of capital and also provides for greater flexibility in periods of stress.
We recommend that APRA:
• replace the parallel run with targeted quantitative impact surveys (QIS)
• delay the implementation of the standardised approach for foundation and advanced internal ratings based (FIRB and AIRB) authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs)
• reduce the regulatory reporting burden on ADIs for March 2023, and
• delay the implementation of new Pillar 3 changes to 2024.
The ABA supports in principle the inclusion of compliance powers in the Electronic Conveyancing National Law (ECNL). However, the ABA considers it critical that the Australian Registrars National Electronic Conveyancing Council (ARNECC) is constituted with the appropriate understanding of the technical and operational details of interoperability, including financial settlement, to enforce its proposed new powers… Read more »
The ABA acknowledges the intent of the RIC in supporting agribusinesses during periods of difficulty, such as natural disaster and drought. While the ABA acknowledges these additional loan categories may be valuable to eligible farmers, we note the RIC was first set up for the purpose of supporting drought affected farmers who may not have… Read more »
The ABA continues to support establishment of the Housing Australia Future Fund as a mechanism to provide a sustainable funding source to support and increase the development of social and affordable housing during a critical period of lower than required housing supply. The ABA acknowledges that other industry factors such as planning, and the cost… Read more »