What is the National Financial Literacy
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
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 Strategy 2014.
Release of second Attitudes and Behaviour Tracker
ASIC has released the findings of the second wave of the
Australian Financial Attitudes and Behaviour Tracker. This research
explores some key financial attitudes and behaviours of Australians
over the six months to February 2015. See Australian
Financial Attitudes and Behaviour Tracker.
Financial Literacy Australia Awards
Entries are invited for the 2015 Financial Literacy Australia
Awards. These awards celebrate the achievements of organisations
and individuals working to improve Australians' financial literacy.
To find out more, see finlit.org.au/awards.
Release of the fifth ANZ Survey
ANZ has released the findings of the fifth Survey of Adult
Financial Literacy in Australia. In this long-running time series
survey of 3,400 Australians, ANZ looks at financial attitudes,
knowledge and behaviours to find out how these have changed over
Stocktake of Indigenous-specific resources
ASIC's Indigenous Outreach Program has undertaken a limited
stocktake of financial literacy resources aimed at Indigenous
consumers. It has released a summary of this work, to assist other
agencies working to further Indigenous financial literacy goals.
Evaluation tools and guidelines
Building good practice in evaluation of financial literacy
initiatives is a priority of the 2014 Strategy. See evaluation for some
useful tools and good practice guides. See Australian research
for recent research and evaluation undertaken in Australia.