Bernard Keane April 20, 2015 10 Comments
While Labor's Sam Dastyari runs "show trials" of the big banks, the Coalition is left ruing its failure to take control of the issue of financial planning scandals.
Bernard Keane July 15, 2014 18 Comments
On the day the financial services inquiry is flagging the high cost of vertically integrated wealth management, Clive Palmer looks set to help the government gut consumer protections.
Bernard Keane July 14, 2014 15 Comments
This week is the most important week in economic and fiscal policy for years as reforms that will have major long-term benefits face the axe.
Bernard Keane July 3, 2014 4 Comments
A problem in the drafting of the government's FOFA repeal regulation means conflicted remuneration can continued to be paid to financial planners even in circumstances where the government claims it is prohibited.
Bernard Keane March 25, 2014 10 Comments
Opposition from two key groups created a major impediment to the government's repeal of FOFA. And both, surprisingly, are Coalition heartland.
Bernard Keane March 21, 2014 3 Comments
Mathias Cormann enjoys the confidence of the last remaining supporter of the repeal of FOFA -- $10,000 worth of it.
Crikey March 6, 2014 4 Comments
Qantas management cull? ... Alan Kohler turns to advertising ... Oscars star meets Bob Katter (!) ...
Bernard Keane February 20, 2014 26 Comments
What looked in January like a sneaky win for the big banks on financial advice has turned messy for Arthur Sinodinos as more critics of his gutting of the Future of Financial Advice reforms emerge.
Paddy Manning February 19, 2014 1 Comment
ASIC boss Greg Medcraft was playing a straight bat today, questioned on the Abbott government's rollback of financial advice reforms he supports. He reckons the principles are still there.
Bernard Keane February 6, 2014 13 Comments
The Abbott government wants to allow conduct by financial planners that will boost the banks and has long been banned -- and which even the Howard government refused to legalise.