Building Australia as a Financial Services Hub, by The Hon. Chris Bowen, Federal Minister for Financial Services


The Rudd Government has worked hard to build Australia’s reputation as a financial services hub by implementing policies and regulatory reform to make our financial markets more innovative and efficient. In September 2008, we established the Australian Financial Centre Forum to help position Australia as a leading financial services centre and attract global business to our nation. The Government has since released the Forum’s report, Australia as a
Financial Centre: Building on our Strengths, also known as the Johnson report, and has already begun implementing some of its recommendations.