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Modernising Business Communications

3 March 2021

The ABA welcomes the Government’s establishment of the Deregulation Taskforce (Taskforce). The proposed reforms to modernise business communications have the potential to reduce business costs and reflect the way Australian consumers and businesses prefer to manage their financial affairs today. The ABA particularly welcomes the Taskforce’s whole-of-economy approach by working to improve technology neutrality across Commonwealth laws, and importantly - partnering with states and territories to explore opportunities to achieve national consistency.

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Submission to the Payments System Review

29 January 2021

The ABA strongly supports continuing the self-regulatory arrangements within our regulatory architecture. The payments regulatory architecture should support innovation, as well as ensure the stability, and security of an expanded payments ecosystem. Innovation in payments should be considered through the lens of consumer and business end-users. These users rightly expect that when they make a payment, whether this is done through traditional channels or via a new app, their payments will be made in a timely, safe and secure way and their data will be secure.

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AusPayNet application for revocation of authorisation A91497 and A91498 and substitution of AA1000495

6 May 2020

The ABA supports the AusPayNet application for re-authorisation. The ABA considers the Issuers and Acquirers Community (IAC) framework provides opportunities for coordination, self-regulation and policy setting which delivers important public benefits.

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2019 Australian Payments Plan Consultation

1 March 2019

The people who currently use cash most heavily, or are least digitally-active, are often those in potentially vulnerable circumstances, including consumers living in remote communities and the elderly

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A sharing economy reporting regime – Consultation paper

22 February 2019

The ABA does not support reporting by financial institutions (option 2) and agrees with the submission of the Australian Payments Network that such a reporting regime would not meet Treasury’s stated criteria of a good reporting regime.

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Introducing an economy-wide cash payment limit

5 July 2018

The ABA supports the Government’s announcement of an economy-wide cash payment limit of $10,000 for payments to businesses for goods and services, to apply from 1 July 2019. However we raise four points around the operation of the $10,000 limit to ensure it meets the Government’s intentions and does not lead to any unintended consequences or unnecessary red tape.

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