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Placard - 'Our Bank an Endangered Species', circa 1990 Object Reg. No: HT 9888

Placard with the slogan 'Our Bank an Endangered Species' 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.

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 and adhered to a plastic backing slogan is painted in black.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 60.0 cm (Width), 50.2 cm (Length)

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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: "OUR BANK / AN ENDANGERED / SPECIES"
Place & Date Used: Australia, circa 1990
Organisation Named: Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), Australia, circa 1990

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