UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

 

FORM 6-K

 

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

September 10, 2019

 

Commission File Number 1-10167

 

WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION

(Translation of registrant’s name into English)

 

275 KENT STREET, SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES 2000, AUSTRALIA

(Address of principal executive office)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

 

Form 20-F             x                         Form 40-F             o

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1): o

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7): o

 

 

 


 

Index to Exhibits

 

Exhibit
No.

 

Description

 

 

 

1

 

ASX Release — ASIC appeals responsible lending ruling

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

 

WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION

 

 

(Registrant)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:

September 10, 2019

By:

/s/ Yvette Adiguzel

 

 

 

Yvette Adiguzel

 

 

 

Associate Director

 

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Exhibit 1

 

 

ASX

Release

 

 

 

TUESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2019

 

 

ASIC appeals responsible lending ruling

 

Westpac acknowledges that today ASIC has filed an appeal with the Full Federal Court in relation to proceedings against Westpac regarding its responsible lending obligations.

 

The appeal filed by ASIC relates to the decision handed down by the Federal Court in August this year, in which the Honourable Justice Nye Perram found in favour of Westpac and dismissed ASIC’s proceedings with costs.

 

 

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