Submissions 2016

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The Australian Bankers’ Association submission on external dispute resolution
10 Oct 2016
The ABA provided comments on the Federal Government's Independent Expert Panel’s review of the financial system external dispute resolution framework, led by Professor Ian Ramsay.
ABA letter to the editor, Sydney Morning Herald 19 September 2016
19 Sep 2016
Response to the Sydney Morning Herald article, 'Counting the cost of banks breaking bad', September 17-18
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Agriculture in Australia: activity and financing
19 Sep 2016
This report highlights the importance of the agriculture industry to the Australian economy and the community, and how much banks lend for agriculture.
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How the banking industry is working to build customer trust
13 Sep 2016
Speech by Steven Münchenberg, Chief Executive of the Australian Bankers' Association. Delivered at the Conduct Risk, Culture & Regulation in Financial Services Conference.
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The Australian Bankers’ Association submission on BEPS Action 4
6 Sep 2016
The ABA provided the OECD with comments on the Public Discussion Draft: BEPS Action 4: Approaches to Address BEPS Involving Interest in the Banking and Insurance Sectors.
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Australian jobs in banking
18 Aug 2016
This report looks at employment in the finance and insurance industry, including the characteristics of banking employees, wages and flexible working conditions.
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Taxes and other levies paid by banks
11 Aug 2016
This report looks at the contribution of the Australian banking industry to government revenue through taxes and other levies, and compares this with the tax rates paid by banks in other countries and with the tax paid by other industries in Australia.
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The Australian Bankers’ Association submission on Data Availability and Use
29 Jul 2016
The ABA provided comments to the Productivity Commission's Issues Paper on Data Availability and Use. The Issues Paper outlined that a significant public benefit could arise if data collected and stored by government, public bodies and private sector institutions were made more accessible to individuals, third parties and to the general public. The ABA agrees.
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The Australian Bankers’ Association submission on CP260: Further measures to facilitate innovation in financial services
22 Jul 2016
The ABA provided comments to ASIC on Consultation Paper 260: Further measures to facilitate innovation in financial services.
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The Australian Bankers’ Association submission on the BCBS Consultative Document: Guidelines: Prudential treatment of problem assets
15 Jul 2016
The ABA lodged a submission with the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision on the prudential treatment of problem assets - definitions of non-performing exposures and forbearance.

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