Banking Act 1959

Part II - Provisions relating to the carrying on of banking business  

Division 2 - Protection of depositors  

Subdivision A - General provisions relating to depositor protection  

SECTION 12   APRA to protect depositors  

It is the duty of APRA to exercise its powers and functions under this Division for the protection of the depositors of the several ADIs and for the promotion of financial system stability in Australia.


To avoid doubt, section 8A of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998 (which deals with trans-Tasman cooperation) applies to the performance of functions and the exercise of powers by APRA under this Division.

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