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The Australian Banking Association (ABA) is the information source for the news media on the Australian banking industry, providing information, analysis and context on industry issues.

The ABA plays an active role in the public dialogue on banking and financial services, providing commentary on broader industry issues and facilitating access to other sources of information.

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Anna Bligh interview on ABC Radio National Breakfast speaking about the banks’ response to the Federal Budget 
17 May 2024

16 May 2024 Patricia Karvelas    Before Tuesday’s federal budget, the big four banks were predicting interest rates to start falling before the end of the year. But in response to what they say is expansionary spending, including tax cuts and billions for renewable energy infrastructure, some economists are changing their tune. Treasurer Jim Chalmers has… Read more »

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Banks welcome Budget investment to further strengthen and secure our financial system for Australians   
14 May 2024

The ABA welcomes the 2024-25 Federal Budget and its focus on further strengthening the safety of our financial system.  

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ABA welcomes Federal Budget investment in combatting scams and supporting sustainable finance
9 May 2023

The Australian Banking Association (ABA) welcomes tonight’s Federal Budget saying it places a significant focus on customer safety.

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Statement regarding today’s decision by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)  
2 May 2023

The RBA continues to address the nation’s inflation challenge with today’s 0.25% increase. 

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ABA welcomes solid Budget in challenging times
25 October 2022

“the Government has laid the foundations to put Australia on a solid footing, whilst continuing support for important initiatives.”

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Budget gets balance right for continued recovery
11 May 2021

“Australian banks partnered with the Government throughout the pandemic. With this solid mix of investment and support for households and businesses, that collaboration is set to continue”

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