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Thursday 21 December, 2006

Nat.Australia Bank

NAB releases CSR Report

National Australia Bank Ld
21 December 2006



Thursday, 21 December 2006



NAB releases 2006 Corporate Social Responsibility Report


National Australia Bank today released its third Corporate Social Responsibility
Report.


National Australia Bank Group Chief Executive Officer John Stewart said:  'Our
CSR Report reinforces our commitment to ethical behaviour at all levels and
acknowledges the efforts we make to be recognised in the community as good
corporate citizens.'


'We appreciate the importance of taking a long-term view of Corporate Social
Responsibility. We are building a credible CSR framework and philosophy that is
aligned to our businesses, the communities in which we work and live and the
impact we make on the environment.'


'The Report addresses broader environmental, social and economic issues that
help manage risks and identify opportunities for a sustainable future,' Mr
Stewart said.

All key businesses within the NAB Group are featured in the Report including our
operations in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, as well as
nabCapital.


Achievements during 2006 include:


•           Corporate community investment totalled $20.5 million for the year

•           NAB staff provided more than 7,500 days of volunteer leave globally
to work in a wide range of community projects

•           Announced $30 million funding commitment to micro-finance in
Australia and expanded access to Step Up Loan in Australia in partnership with 
community organisations

•           Purchased 100% Climate Levy Exempt power in the UK

•           Completed first stage of research on climate risks and opportunities
to corporate banking

•           Maintained AA rating in the RepuTex Social Responsibility Rating

•              Continued to be listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability and
FTSE4Good indices

•           Held second global union conference, and signed new collective
agreements in key regions in which we operate

•           Received 'Two Tick' disability user status in the UK for our
commitment to employees with a disability.



The Report's contents have been independently audited by specialist auditors URS
Australia Pty Ltd and the numeric

data included in the Economic Performance Summary has been audited by Ernst &
Young.



The Report has been printed using recycled paper and environmentally friendly
ink and is available in an interactive format via www.nabgroup.com .



For further information:



Brandon Phillips                                       Hany Messieh
Group Manager, External Relations                      Head of Investor Relations
T  03 8641 3857                                        T  03 8641 2312
M  0419 369 058                                        M  0414 446 876


Felicity Glennie-Holmes                                Lyndal Kennedy
Senior Manager, External Relations                     Manager, Investor Relations
T 03 8641 3627                                         T  03 8641 0011
M 0412 673 038                                         M  0400 983 038





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