Leading Financial Literacy in Australia
In Australia financial literacy work nationally is guided by the principles of the National
Financial Literacy Strategy, a collaborative multi-agency strategy coordinated by the
Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). This provides a framework for many
agencies and organisations to work in partnership to develop and deliver initiatives to improve
the financial literacy of all Australians. This article highlights the thinking behind the strategy,
presents examples of the strategy in action, and foreshadows next steps. Above all, it argues
that the challenges of improving financial literacy are best shared – i.e. that a collaborative
approach between sectors and countries remains the most effective way forward
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