Political and public policy advocacy
We seek to contribute constructively to public policy formation and understand the perspectives of our community's elected representatives, policy makers and regulators. Focus areas include business, economic, social and environmental, and we work in a collaborative and open way as members of associations that have similar interests and approaches to ours.
We are also a member of a number of industry associations that contribute to public policy debate and formation including Australian Bankers' Association, New Zealand Banking Association, the Business Council of Australia, Business New Zealand, the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative and various banking and financial services associations throughout the region.
ANZ aims to assist the democratic process in Australia by attending and participating in paid events hosted by the major federal political parties. Events may include speeches, political functions and policy dialogue forums. ANZ discloses these contributions annually to the Australian Electoral Commission and in our annual reporting.
ANZ employees and contingent workers must not lobby, communicate or undertake related activities on behalf of foreign governments or their controlled entities. This includes activities where ANZ could make or could be considered to have arranged to represent the interests of a foreign government, or an entity that is controlled by a foreign government.
ANZ Political Donations 2015 - 2023 (PDF 79kB)