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SA to face High Court challenge over bank tax
Sydney, 22 August 2017: Australia’s major banks have resolved to mount a challenge to the SA bank tax if it is legislated, the Australian Bankers’ Association announced today.
SA says no to bank tax plan: poll
Adelaide, 10 August 2017: A poll of more than 2000 South Australians in key state seats shows deep opposition to the Weatherill Government’s proposed tax on banks and significant community concern about its impact on jobs.
South Australian small businesses overwhelmingly reject proposed bank tax
Adelaide, 7 August 2017: The vast majority of South Australian small business owners oppose the State Government’s proposed tax on banks believing it will damage competitiveness, consumer confidence and the State’s economy, according to a new Galaxy* survey.
New sales practices announced for consumer credit insurance
Sydney, 1 August 2017: Ahead of the release of the new Code of Banking Practice, the banking industry has today announced changes to the way consumer credit insurance (CCI) is sold.
Keep WA open for business, ABA urges
Sydney, 26 July 2017: The Australian Bankers’ Association Chief Executive Anna Bligh today called on Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan not to introduce a tax on banks in September’s state budget.
ABA welcomes bank data sharing inquiry
Sydney, 21 July 2017: The Australian Bankers’ Association has today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of an independent inquiry into implementing an open banking regime in Australia.
Marginal seat voters hardening against SA bank tax
Sydney, 21 July 2017: South Australians in key marginal seats remain opposed to the idea of the Government’s bank tax, with support for the tax weakening, a new Galaxy poll shows.
Mortgage industry moves forward on ASIC proposals
Sydney, 20 July 2017: Representatives from the mortgage industry have agreed the framework to develop an industry response to ASIC’s report on mortgage broker remuneration.
Bank reforms gaining traction, independent expert finds
Sydney, 20 July 2017: The Australian Bankers’ Association has welcomed the latest progress report from former auditor-general Mr Ian McPhee AO PSM which found the industry’s reform program is starting to gain traction and deliver tangible benefits to customers.
More support to stop the South Australian bank tax
Adelaide, 3 July 2017: A new Galaxy poll of key South Australian marginal seats shows South Australians believe the proposed bank tax will hurt the state and want the tax blocked in the Parliament.

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