News articles from 2014
Here are news articles from 2014 including the launch of the
updated National Financial Literacy Strategy, the release of ASIC's
first Australian Financial Attitudes and Behaviour Tracker and
results of the PISA financial literacy test.
|19 December 2014
|On 19 December 2014 ASIC
released its annual financial literacy program report, covering key
results and activities undertaken during 2013-14.
financial literacy program report 2013-14
|17 December 2014
|On 17 December 2014 ASIC
released the first Australian
Financial Attitudes and Behaviour Tracker. This new research
was conducted by Sweeney Research on behalf of ASIC. It explores
some key financial attitudes and behaviours of Australian consumers
and investors over a six month period.
media release about the Tracker.
Australian Financial Attitudes and Behaviour Tracker: Wave 1, Key
|28 November 2014
|On 28 November 2014
Financial Literacy Australia (FLA) announced the first round of
financial literacy projects funded under its grants program.
Read FLA's media
release about the funded projects.
|3 September 2014
|On 3 September 2014 the
Australian Bankers Association's Broadening Financial Understanding
Conference was held, which included discussions about the 2014
Strategy and the importance of financial literacy.
Read the speech by The Hon Steven
Ciobo MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer.
Read the speech by Mr Greg Medcraft, ASIC
|1 August 2014
|On 1 August 2014 ASIC
launched the National Financial Literacy Strategy 2014-17. The
Strategy sets out a national direction for financial literacy and
provides a practical framework for action across the government,
business, community and education sectors.
Read ASIC's media
release about the Strategy.
Financial Literacy Strategy 2014-17
Financial Literacy Strategy 2014-17: Action plan
|10 July 2014
|On 10 July 2014 the
independent evaluation by the Australian Council for Educational
Research (ACER) of ASIC's implementation of the Helping Our Kids
Understand Finances initiative (now known as MoneySmart Teaching)
Independent evaluation of ASIC's implementation of the Helping Our
Kids Understand Finances initiative
|10 July 2014
|An international study
of 29,000 students from 18 countries found that Australian students
scored significantly higher than the OECD average in the Programme
for International Student Assessment (PISA) financial literacy
test, but there is still work to be done.
Read ASIC's media release about the PISA test
A report by The Australian Council for Educational Research
(ACER) presents the results on Australian students' performance in
the PISA financial literacy test, and explores the relationship
between these results and the students' attitudes and
Financing the future: Australian students' results in the PISA 2012
Financial Literacy assessment
|27 May 2014
Australia, a non-profit, non-government organisation, launched a
new grants program to advance financial literacy for all
Applications were invited from non-profit organisations
- community, consumer or investor organisations
- education entities (eg schools, teacher associations)
- tertiary education and research institutions
Grants of $10,000 to $500,000 were made available. Applications
for concept proposals in the 2014 grants round closed on 11 July
For more information, see www.FinLit.org.au/grants.
Last updated: 15 Feb 2017