Crikey Says

Apr 8, 2013

Crikey says: currency deal a boon for bankers

The PM is in China -- Crikey is with her. And from Cambodia, the race to finish the Khmer Rouge trials. Fact check: Australia is the world's best place to invest in mining. A Fairfax journo hits out at masthead creep. Dirty politics in Labor preselection battle. And questions to Malcolm Turnbull on broadband.

There was Julia Gillard in Shanghai this morning, flanked by Westpac chief Gail Kelly and ANZ CEO Mike Smith with broad smiles on their faces. The PM had an announcement, and the bankers were thrilled.

It certainly put a different spin on all that criticism business leaders have long had of the federal government.

Free Trial

Proudly annoying those in power since 2000.

Sign up for a FREE 21-day trial to keep reading and get the best of Crikey straight to your inbox

By starting a free trial, you agree to accept Crikey’s terms and conditions


Leave a comment

4 thoughts on “Crikey says: currency deal a boon for bankers

  1. zut alors

    Can’t wait to hear what negative spin Peter Costello can fabricate regarding this.

  2. Migraine

    The Australia’s coverage today:

    No mention of any role for the government in this. Gillard is quoted in a way that makes it look like she’s complimenting two of the big four banks on something they did themselves.

  3. zut alors

    Having read The Australian link it’s surprising Gillard even rated a mention.

  4. AR

    We await the praise from business..” Breath.Being.Held. Not.

Share this article with a friend

Just fill out the fields below and we'll send your friend a link to this article along with a message from you.

Your details

Your friend's details