The behaviour of life insurance companies is egregious, and regulation won't fix it. Governments must step in and re-establish government insurance companies.
Even an aggressive commissioner who manages to work around the commission's impotent framing probably won't reveal anything we don't already know.
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 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?
MPs have limited capacity to produce what's really needed for the banks -- an independent assessment of their internal practices and culture.
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 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.