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COBA today congratulated Senator Bridget McKenzie on her election as Deputy Leader of The Nationals and her elevation to Cabinet.

COBA today congratulated Senator Bridget McKenzie on her election as Deputy Leader of The Nationals and her elevation to Cabinet.

“Senator McKenzie is a strong supporter of customer owned banking and the wider cooperative sector,” COBA CEO Mike Lawrence said.

“Having just started as COBA’s new CEO this week I look forward to working with her on further banking competition reforms.

“Senator McKenzie recognises the strong contribution we make in regional Australia.

“She was a leading advocate for the Senate Inquiry into the co-operative sector.

“Senator McKenzie has supported many pro-competition reforms, including the Government’s response to the Hammond Review, which will spark further growth from our sector and lead to more competition and better outcomes for consumers.

“As Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Cooperatives and Mutuals, Senator McKenzie has shown a genuine understanding  and interest in the customer owned model and its impact in local communities. 

“The customer-owned banking sector plays a strong role in local economies and has a very strong footprint across rural and regional Australia.

“The sector provides more than 12,000 jobs for Australians and has around 4 million customers.

”COBA is excited to see this strengthened in the coming years as the Government’s pro-competitive reforms continue.

“We look forward to continue to work with Senator McKenzie and the Government on these important reforms while the Royal Commission is conducted.”

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Customer Owned Banking Association is the industry body for mutual banks, credit unions and building societies.  See www.customerownedbanking.asn.au

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