Poor remuneration practices and incentives played as big a role outside our banks as within them.
A potential $1 billion refund request from ASIC will lead many to think the banks are being penalised. This is far from the case.
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Reports on Commonwealth Bank annual profit ignore the fact the bank has outperformed most of the market in a year with plenty of bad PR.
The death of vertical integration continues apace as the Commonwealth moves to demerge its financial advice and wealth management arms.
While the government obsesses about the trivial impacts of "militant" unions, large corporations are being exposed for engaging in serious misconduct that has dramatic impacts.
The Commonwealth Bank shifted to an increasingly profit-driven services model promoted by an eccentric US management group, that pushed all staff (risk managers, auditors, the lot) to discover new leads for sales.
Two major industries have demonstrated how our neoliberal policymaking process ends up producing a backlash that can damage the entire economy.
The Commonwealth Bank would have been forced to disclose its mammoth data breach if the government had fulfilled its promise of requiring companies to report breaches. But instead the government took three years to do it.