Apr 20, 2012

Focus group fun and games for Financial Services Council

Careful what research you attach to your submission calling for reform. It might do a lot of damage to your case.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

It’s pro forma of Crikey to lament the rise and rise of commissioned modelling and other forms of propaganda dressed up as “independent” contributions to public debate.

Special recognition, therefore, is due to the Financial Services Council, which commissioned research to support its submission to the Productivity Commission on choice in compulsory superannuation, declared the research backed its submissions and attacked it, only for the research in fact to demolish its case.

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