Balance Banking Comes to Canberra and Victoria
Following on from the regional NSW tour, the next leg of the Balance Banking bus tour started in the nation’s capital, Canberra, and continued on to Albury-Wodonga, Shepparton, Bendigo, Ballarat and ended in Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne.
The tour is designed to increase public awareness and support for an independent inquiry into the banking market, which would benefit Australian consumers by providing more competition and choice in banking. Additionally, the tour is an opportunity for regional Australians to have their say on the critical issue of banking competition – an issue that affects all Australians.
Albury had the most signatures on this leg of the tour with 300 signatures on the petition for an independent inquiry into the banking system, while the Canberra event churned through 9 kilos of sausages which locals enjoyed while talking about the state of banking competition with Balance Banking spokespeople from local credit unions, mutual banks and building societies.
This leg of the tour has been well-supported by media in every location, including TV coverage on Prime 7, WIN and Southern Cross Ten news, along with excellent support and interest from locals in the various communities. The Balance Banking bus tour overall has gathered over 2500 signatures to the petition, demonstrating that the Australian public is concerned about competition in banking and support a financial inquiry.
Plans are underway to take the bus tour to Queensland and South Australia in the coming months, and we will update you on these next legs of the bus tour in the coming weeks.