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What is the National Financial Literacy Strategy?

Annual highlights summary video

The National Financial Literacy Strategy is led by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). It provides a practical framework for action to guide and encourage all those with a role to play in improving financial literacy for Australians.

Improving financial literacy is a long-term behavioural change initiative. It requires a multi-faceted approach and sustained action over time to bring about gradual improvement. To find out more, see Financial Literacy Strategy.

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Financial Attitudes and Behaviour Tracker

Research tracking attitudes and behaviours

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  • Launch of annual highlights report 2015-16

    The Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, The Hon. Kelly O'Dwyer has launched the National Financial Literacy Strategy Annual Highlights Report 2015-16. The report showcases the collective impact of financial literacy initiatives delivered by ASIC and National Strategy supporters during the past financial year. See Annual highlights report: 2015-16.

  • Professor Elaine Kempson speaks at the Financial Literacy CoP

    Watch our video of Professor Elaine Kempson presenting new research on financial capability at ASIC's Financial Literacy Community of Practice.

  • ABA Financial Literacy Conference 2016

    On 6 October the Australian Bankers' Association held their biennial Financial Literacy Conference, which included discussions about a range of financial literacy issues. Read the speech by Peter Kell, ASIC Deputy Chairman.

  • Release of Financial Resilience in Australia 2015

    NAB and Centre for Social Impact have released Financial Resilience in Australia 2015. The report builds on previous research on financial inclusion and exclusion and financial literacy to incorporate a holistic approach to understanding and building financial resilience. See Australian research.

  • Release of fourth Attitudes and Behaviour Tracker

    ASIC has released the findings of the fourth wave of the Australian Financial Attitudes and Behaviour Tracker. This research explores some key financial attitudes and behaviours of Australians over the six months from September 2015 to February 2016. See Australian Financial Attitudes and Behaviour Tracker.