Rabobank statement in relation to A Current Affair program (June 20, 2018)

Rabobank has immediately commenced a further investigation into matters raised by Mrs Debra Viney on yesterday evening’s A Current Affair’s program.


As previously advised, the bank attempted a full investigation into this matter in 2017, when we initially became aware of the allegations. However, Mrs Viney refused to provide us with evidence of the recording or any further information to assist us at that time.


Last night’s broadcast was the first time the bank had heard any of the taped conversation.


The bank takes this allegation extremely seriously and is requesting a copy of the tape in order to conduct a full and thorough investigation.


The bank employee featured in the story has been placed on leave while the investigation is undertaken.


In relation to the Stuart family also featured on the program – as advised, the Stuarts commenced proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against Rabobank in 2015. The bank denies all allegations made against it and is vigorously defending those proceedings. We cannot comment further on a matter that is currently before the Court.



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Denise Shaw
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Skye Ward
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Rabobank Australia
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