19 June 2017
The ABA provided Treasury with comments on the reforms for cooperatives, mutuals and member-owned firms. The ABA is a strong supporter of the recommendations arising from the 2015 Senate Economics References Committee inquiry into cooperatives, mutuals and member-owned firms. Of particular interest to the ABA are recommendations 16 (Capital Raising) and 17 (Amendments to the Corporations Act).Download PDF
The ABA agrees that capital and funding, tax, skills and talent, culture and regulation are key factors that determine Australia’s competitive position to attract and maintain investment in technology. However, the ABA respectfully requests to also consider how Australia should best manage data in the emerging digital economy.
The ABA supports ASIC finalising this review and releasing updated regulatory guidance as soon as possible to provide clarity and assist credit licensees comply with their responsible lending obligations.