Scott Morrison's Trump-like lie about financial services yesterday suggests he has no interest in facts at all.
Rather than hiding from parliament, there is political advantage in Scott Morrison bringing on extra sittings and going hard, early on Kenneth Hayne's royal commission recommendations.
If the Liberals hadn't been so determined to protect their big bank and financial adviser mates, much of the "fees for no service" scandal of recent years would never have occurred.
What royal commission? Investors think major financial institutions will be able to get on with generating massive profits if today's early share trading is any guide.
Kenneth Hayne's retention of the current consumer protections for financial services will guarantee a repeat of ASIC's failings for a long time to come.
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The Hayne royal commission interim report is a missile fired at the neoliberal fantasy at the heart of financial services regulation in Australia.