News articles from 2016
Here are news articles from 2016.
|10 October 2016
|On 6 October 2016 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
|Entries for the 2017
Financial Literacy Australia Awards program are now open. These
awards celebrate the achievements of organisations and individuals
working to improve Australians' financial literacy. Entries close
on 11 December 2016.
For more information, see FinLit.org.au/awards.
|25 August 2016
|NAB and Centre for
Social Impact released their report Financial Resilience in
Australia 2015. This builds
on previous research on financial inclusion and exclusion and
financial literacy to incorporate a holistic approach. It looks at
the factors that contribute to someone's ability to cope with
financial difficulty and reach financial security.
See the summary and full findings report on NAB's
|22 June 2016
|ASIC released the fourth
Financial Attitudes and Behaviour Tracker. The research was
conducted by EY Sweeney on behalf of ASIC. It explores some key
financial attitudes and behaviours of Australian consumers and
investors over the six month period from September 2015 to February
Australian Financial Attitudes and Behaviour Tracker: Wave 4, Key
|30 March 2016
|The 2016 round of the
Financial Literacy Australia (FLA) grants program opened on 30
March, and expressions of interest closed on 30 May.
Up to $1.5 million in funding was made available for projects
that advance financial literacy, with FLA's priorities for the 2016
grant round being:
- investment and/or superannuation
- practical money management skills
- indigenous communities
- independent evaluation
- small business
For more information, see FinLit.org.au/grants.
Last updated: 15 Feb 2017