1 February 2023
The Australian Banking Association (ABA) supports the intent of the National Energy Performance Strategy. The ABA considers that enhancements to building codes and regulations, coupled with decarbonising the grid, can be an effective way to support improvements to energy performance. We also advocate for the provision of rebates, tax incentives and subsidies to support the adoption of energy efficiency technologies, particularly in relation to individuals from low-income households who may not have the capacity to fund energy efficiency upgrades.Download PDF
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 »
The ABA acknowledges the work of ARNECC to date in developing the interoperability program. We continue to support the intention of interoperability on the basis that eConveyancing transactions under interoperability are substantively like those under a non-interoperable framework. However, the ABA has significant concerns that the interoperability program will be impacted by the failure to… Read more »
ABA members are committed to the success of Australia’s franchisors and franchisees, who play an important role in our economy.
The ABA supports retention of the Franchising Code of Conduct and the Franchise Disclosure Register and acknowledges the important role these tools have in protecting both franchisors and franchisees, which are often small businesses.
Entering a franchising arrangement is a significant legal and financial undertaking and it is sometimes the case that individuals who are attracted to franchising are also newer to business. Franchisees should be encouraged to undertake due diligence to ensure they are well informed about the risks and responsibilities, as well as their rights, prior to entering into their chosen franchising agreement.