Topic archives: financial services inquiry

Quelle surprise — government hands big banks a tax win

September 2, 2015 6

The government has delivered another win for the big banks, dumping a tax that Joe Hockey supported just months ago, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Don’t be afraid of the vampire squid

Don’t be afraid of the vampire squid

April 30, 2015 6

How worried should we be about a credit rating downgrade? Not much, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Wounded Hockey faces a nasty choice on banks

Wounded Hockey faces a nasty choice on banks

November 5, 2014 21

The Murray Inquiry is likely to hand the government an invitation to a fight with the big banks -- and Treasurer Joe Hockey is in no state to lead it.

Can we have financial reform when banks are too big to regulate?

Can we have financial reform when banks are too big to regulate?

July 18, 2014 1

The demonstration of bank power on the FOFA repeal illustrates the challenge of effectively regulating a sector that is beginning to dominate the Australian economy, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

Murray inquiry bad news for Coalition on super, financial planning

Murray inquiry bad news for Coalition on super, financial planning

July 15, 2014 3

The Murray Financial Services Inquiry warns of the very problems the government is now making worse in financial planning and super -- and departs from the holy writ of earlier financial inquiries.

APRA, Treasury remain unenthused about the Murray financial inquiry

APRA, Treasury remain unenthused about the Murray financial inquiry

April 7, 2014

The financial services regulator APRA is unenthusiastic about the financial services inquiry, but has used it to complain about its resourcing.

RBA unlikely to be popular at David Murray’s financial inquiry

RBA unlikely to be popular at David Murray’s financial inquiry

April 4, 2014

The RBA's views on a range of issues are unlikely to be welcome at David Murray's financial services inquiry. But they're backed by a key super sector, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Mayne: conflicts of interest and the financial services inquiry

Mayne: conflicts of interest and the financial services inquiry

February 10, 2014 6

Is there a potential conflict of interest for former Commonwealth Bank CEO David Murray when he conducts a review of Australia's financial system?