What is the National Financial Literacy Strategy?

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

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  • 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.

  • IOSCO Committee on Retail Investors

    ASIC hosted a meeting of the IOSCO Committee on Retail Investors (C8) in Sydney on 24-25 February to share progress being made in the area of retail investor education, financial literacy and investor protection. See IOSCO C8 meeting 2016.

  • National Financial Literacy Strategy Annual Highlights Report for 2014-15

    ASIC has released the National Financial Literacy Strategy Annual Highlights Report 2014-15. The report showcases some of the activities and achievements by ASIC and National Strategy supporters during the past financial year. See Strategy 2014.

  • National Financial Literacy Stakeholder Forum 2015, Theme: Innovation

    ASIC hosted a National Financial Literacy Stakeholder Forum in Sydney on 19 November. With a theme of 'Innovation', the Forum showcased innovative approaches and initiatives being delivered under the Strategy, and celebrated achievements to date. See Forum 2015.

  • Release of OECD/INFE Policy Handbook

    The OECD has released the OECD/INFE Policy Handbook on National Strategies for Financial Education. The handbook describes the experiences of the 59 economies worldwide that are implementing national strategies using guidance from OECD/INFE financial education principles. See International research.

  • Release of UK Financial Capability Strategy

    The UK Financial Capability Board and The Money Advice Service have released a 10-year Financial Capability Strategy for the UK, aiming to improve people's ability to manage money well day-to-day, prepare for and manage life events, and deal with financial difficulties. See International research.