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Time to shutter the life insurance crooks altogether?

Time to shutter the life insurance crooks altogether?

The behaviour of life insurance companies is egregious, and regulation won't fix it. Governments must step in and re-establish government insurance companies.

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

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

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

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?

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

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?

Don’t expect any big scalps from the banking hearings

Don’t expect any big scalps from the banking hearings

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?

Is anyone actually in charge round here?

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

Essential: more support for banking royal commission, census stuffed

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

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

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 …

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

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