On 19 April, nabtrade announced it would donate all brokerage fees to domestic violence charity the Luke Batty Foundation. This was the inaugural event by nabtrade, Charity Trading Day.
The Luke Batty Foundation works to raise awareness of domestic violence and family violence, and improves funding for support. The foundation was set up by Rosie Batty, whose son Luke was killed by his mentally ill father at cricket practice in 2014.
Women are killed at an extraordinary rate by in domestic abuse scenarios, with 73 the official violent death count for women of 2016. So far this year, 17 women have been killed in domestic violence incidents (at April 29 2017). This is more than one woman per week here in Australia.
The charity trading day offers the trading platform the opportunity to engage further with investors and to participate in its community in a more meaningful way.
NAB's domestic violence support policy
NAB was the first big bank to introduce a Domestic Violence Support Policy in 2013. NAB customers have access to grants to help cover the costs of leaving a violent home.