29 July 2016
The ABA provided comments to the Productivity Commission’s Issues Paper on Data Availability and Use. The Issues Paper outlined that a significant public benefit could arise if data collected and stored by government, public bodies and private sector institutions were made more accessible to individuals, third parties and to the general public. The ABA agrees.Download PDF
The Australian Banking Association (ABA) supports the Government’s introduction of an economy-wide cash payment limit to businesses for goods and services. Having a taxation system that is robust and one that meets community expectations is vital and we recognise the importance of this initiative to the integrity of our tax system.
We acknowledge The Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s (ASIC) intention to provide ‘high level’ guidance, and to rely on the ordinary meaning of ‘significant detriment’. However, for the efficient implementation of this measure, maximum clarity around the meaning of this term is desirable.
Banking will be the first sector to apply the Consumer Data Right and the ABA supports the participation of more sectors over time to achieve an economy-wide open data regime.