fbpx
Skip to main content
New Financial Assistance Hub

WA rejects bank tax

7 September 2017

Statement from Anna Bligh, Chief Executive, Australian Bankers’ Association

“The Australian Bankers’ Association welcomes the decision of the Western Australian Government to prioritise jobs and growth over short-term economic thinking in ruling out a new tax on banks in today’s Budget.

“Despite inheriting significant fiscal challenges and the lowest GST allocation in Australia, the McGowan Government has demonstrated laudable economic discipline and foresight.

“It is clear the WA Government understands it must remain an attractive and competitive place to do business.

“The ABA urges the WA Government to maintain sound economic policy and not put the bank tax back on the agenda.

“South Australia should follow this example and walk away from its proposed bank tax before it causes damage to the SA economy.”

ENDS

Contact: Stephanie Arena 0477 470 677

@austbankers

bankers.asn.au

Latest news

1 / 3
Transcript
Press conference on the expansion of the AFCX scams intelligence loop
13 June 2024

Stephen Jones, Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Financial Services: Good morning everybody, how are we going? Good to speak with you. Great to be here this morning, an exciting accountment. As you know the Albanese government has made a priority fighting scammers and ensuring that we can keep Australian’s money safe. From coming into government… Read more »

Read more
Media Releases
Banks welcome expansion of key weapon in war against scammers 
13 June 2024

Scammers are being put on notice with the announcement today of a major expansion in intelligence sharing designed to dismantle scams and better protect Australians.  

Read more
Media Releases
Boosting regional cooperation in war against scammers
10 June 2024

Banks will this week join a scams delegation to Singapore as part of the industry’s ongoing efforts to take up the fight to scammers and protect customers. 

Read more