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 Chairman.

29 September 2016
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 website.

22 June 2016
ASIC released the fourth Australian 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 2016.

Australian Financial Attitudes and Behaviour Tracker: Wave 4, Key Findings

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
  • women
  • indigenous communities
  • independent evaluation
  • small business

For more information, see FinLit.org.au/grants.

Last updated: 08 Mar 2018