We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
A potential $1 billion refund request from ASIC will lead many to think the banks are being penalised. This is far from the case.
If a big four bank is "too big to fail", then it is not a private entity – like, say, a restaurant is – but a social entity that happens to be in private hands.
Good morning, early birds. Treasurer Scott Morrison is set to accuse the big four banks of exploiting customers following a new Productivity Commission report. Plus, the sharks start to circle Labor MP Emma Husar. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Good morning, early birds. New allegations have emerged against former TV host Don Burke, and it looks like Australia could be getting that bank inquiry after all -- with or without the Prime Minister. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
Executives at the big four banks will front Parliament this week as a way of avoiding a royal commission. But don't expect any actual answers.
Newest think tank on the block ... morale fail at census HQ ... Apple loses its self-awareness ...
The sky is falling! So why are banks doing A-OK? Plus other business tidbits of the day.
Australia's economy is looking healthy. And other business tidbits of the day.