Financial literacy: Building block of equity

Event details


Date and time

  • Wednesday 25 March 2020

Event type

  • Business


  • Community
  • Professionals
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • Researchers

Event Fee

  • Free


  • Registrations preferred
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In light of the dynamically evolving COVID-19 situation and recent recommendations by the Australian Government regarding large gatherings, the University has decided to postpone the public lecture Financial literacy: Building block of equity.


The UWA Business School and Not-for-profits UWA are pleased to invite you to attend the first event in the 2020 Morgan Stanley Not-for-profit Event Series , Financial literacy: Building block of equity on Wednesday 25 March.

The continuing approach of government policy, both in Australia and internationally, has been to increasingly rely on the idea that 'a consumer knows best' given disclosure of relevant information. Embedded in this is a presumption of financial competence or financial literacy—that is, that people are able to navigate the information and make choices that are in their best interests.

In this free public lecture introduced by Professor David GilchristProfessor Paul Gerrens and Dr Elizabeth Ooi, of the UWA Business School, will examine the idea of financial literacy in the context of what the data is telling us about financial literacy and people living with intellectual and physical disability. They will examine the role of financial literacy and discuss the tools and resources available to support people in becoming financially literate.