Summary

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.

Physical Description

Placard made of cardboard painted bright yellow and adhered to a plastic backing slogan is painted in black.

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