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
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.