Topic archives: bank royal commission

If I were the banks, I wouldn’t be losing sleep over the royal commission

December 7, 2017 4

Even an aggressive commissioner who manages to work around the commission's impotent framing probably won't reveal anything we don't already know.

Crikey Worm: tortuous path to the bank royal commission

Crikey Worm: tortuous path to the bank royal commission

December 1, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister has finally buckled on his opposition to a banking royal commission, but at what cost? And Sam Dastyari has been saved (for now) by factional politics. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Now Joyce is gone, Labor can run amok. Banking royal commission anyone?

October 30, 2017 6

Now that the government has lost a vote in the House of Representatives, are we going to see that banking royal commission that Labor and the crossbench have been pushing so hard for?

Malcolm Turnbull can see the future

February 20, 2017

So agile.

Don’t expect any big scalps from the banking hearings

October 5, 2016 6

MPs have limited capacity to produce what's really needed for the banks -- an independent assessment of their internal practices and culture.

Is anyone actually in charge round here?

August 31, 2016 14

Rarely has a re-elected Prime Minister had less authority as not merely Labor but Malcolm Turnbull's own backbench run their own agenda unchecked.

Essential: more support for banking royal commission, census stuffed

August 16, 2016 2

The 2016 census is looking badly flawed as millions of Australians have yet to fill it out and many refuse to provide their names, Essential Report shows.

The govt’s short-term fixes may create long-term problems

April 22, 2016 19

The government started its election campaign defending against Labor's successful tactics. But there are long-term problems in each of those areas that aren't being considered.

Business bites: banks’ brawn … Target shorn … false dawn …

April 22, 2016

Banks choose the path of least resistance, for them, and that of highest cost, for customers. And other business tidbits of the day.

ASIC: a reform package by bankers, for bankers

April 21, 2016 21

This is a government of ex-bankers and its package for banking "oversight" might hand more control to the banks. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer report.