Presentations from ASIC's Financial Literacy Community of
Practice delivered in 2014.
Financial Literacy Australia Grants program awards (28 Nov
Paul Clitheroe, Rebecca Glenn & Robert Drake, Financial
Our speakers provided an overview of the FLA Grants program and
the first round of successful applicants. As well, they
outlined the upcoming application process and the kind of projects
FLA will be looking for next year, and spoke about the year ahead
for Financial Literacy Australia.
Financial Literacy Australia grants
financial capability of disadvantaged Australians (29 Oct
Anne Hampshire, The Smith Family
Anne focuses on two innovative approaches to enhancing the
financial capabilities of disadvantaged Australians: the "Money for
Wellbeing" program and the "Money Minded Mentoring Program". The
presentation explores the core components of the programs,
including the innovations which were key to their implementation,
the findings from the evaluations and the important partnerships
which were critical to the programs' success. The evaluation
reports for both programs are available on The Smith Family's website.
Enhancing the financial capability of disadvantaged
The Impact of
Microfinance in Australia (26 Sep 2014)
Peter McNamara, Good Shepherd Microfinance
Peter provides an overview of the origins and development of
Microfinance within Australia, with particular focus on Good
Shepherd Microfinance's programs (NILS, StepUP, AddsUP), and
discusses the impact (both social and economic) this is having on
thousands of Australians.
Microfinance in Australia
Flood Insurance Seminar
Pilot (26 Sep 2014)
Gulshan Singh, Insurance Australia Group
Gulshan discusses the flood awareness seminar program piloted by
NRMA Insurance in high flood risk areas of New South Wales. These
sessions sought to provide consumer clarity around insurance
options and how premiums are priced, and leveraged the shared
responsibility of insurance companies, councils and the community
in relation to flood risk.
Flood Insurance Seminar Pilot
literacy projects (5 Sep 2014)
Elaine Kempson, University of Bristol
Elaine discusses monitoring and evaluation of financial literacy
projects, and examines the techniques involved with effective
monitoring, process evaluation, and measurement of impact.
and evaluating financial literacy programs
Literacy Strategy 2014-17 (29 Aug 2014)
Miles Larbey, ASIC
Miles provides an overview of the National Financial Literacy
Strategy 2014-17, including the core principles underpinning it,
and the five key strategic priorities.
(29 Aug 2014)
Tobias Warren and Siobhan Toohey, ANZ Bank
Tobias and Siobhan give an overview of the MoneyMinded, Saver
Plus and MoneyBusiness programs and share how the ANZ developed the
new MoneyMinded website.
Financing the future (31 July
Australian students' results in PISA 2012: Dr Sue Thomson,
Sue discusses the findings from the first national financial
literacy assessment of Australian students, conducted as part of
the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in
2012. This assessment represents the first large-scale
international study of the financial literacy of 15 year olds,
designed to measure their knowledge of personal finances and
ability to apply it to financial problems.
Financing the Future: PISA 2012 Financial Literacy
Last updated: 24 Feb 2017