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Placard - 'Sell the Commonwealth Bank?', circa 1990 Reg. No: HT 9884
- Placard with the slogan 'Sell the Commonwealth Bank? What a Load of Peacock' used circa 1990. This placard was used to rally against the proposed privatisation of the Commonwealth Bank by the Australian Liberal Party during the 1990 federal election where Andrew Peacock was leader of the Liberal Party.
Although the Australian Labor Party attacked the Coalition's proposed privatisation of the Commonwealth Bank during the 1990 election campaign, upon winning the election they began the first steps towards privatisation of the Commonwealth Bank introducing The Commonwealth Banks Restructuring Act in December 1990. The Commonwealth Bank was then privatised in three stages with sales of shares in 1991, 1993 and 1996.
- Placard made of cardboard, painted bright yellow, with a plastic backing, on which the slogan "Sell the Commonwealth Bank? What a Load of Peacock" is painted in black.
|Dimensions:||57.6 cm (Width), 50.2 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||banking industry, protests, political parties, election campaigns, political organisations|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection|
|Primary Classification:||TRADE UNIONS|
|Secondary Classification:||Banking & Finance|
|Tertiary Classification:||protest materials|
|Inscriptions:||Slogan: "Sell the / COMMONWEALTH / BANK / WHAT A LOAD OF PEACOCK"|
|Place & Date Used:||Australia, circa 1990|
|Organisation Named:||Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), Australia, circa 1990|
|Person Named:||Mr Andrew Peacock, Australia, circa 1990|