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Are you seeing a pattern here? It’s not individual industries, it’s our system.

Are you seeing a pattern here? It’s not individual industries, it’s our system.

In industry after industry in Australia, the same problems keep recurring. Our way of making policy is broken. Without addressing that, responses like the banking royal commission just treat the symptoms.

Bad apples: what would a banking inquiry look like?

Bad apples: what would a banking inquiry look like?

With calls for a royal commission into banks gaining volume, what questions should we be asking?

Dyson Heydon’s bad memory and the trashing of the institutions

Dyson Heydon’s bad memory and the trashing of the institutions

The bias claims embroiling Dyson Heydon are only the latest example of how the Coalition's political royal commissions have tended to go off the rails.

Crikey clarifier: why is a royal commission investigating nuclear power?

Crikey clarifier: why is a royal commission investigating nuclear power?

Royal commissions usually investigate events after they've happened, so why is the case for nuclear power being put to a royal commission in South Australia? Crikey intern Rowan Forster reports.

No matter how many questions, the campaign against Gillard will never end

No matter how many questions, the campaign against Gillard will never end

Julia Gillard haters got their moment to shine yesterday when Gillard fronted the unions royal commission. But not one managed to land a blow.

The Coalition’s poor record on political royal commissions

The Coalition’s poor record on political royal commissions

The government is poised to announce a royal commission into unions. But if there's a systemic problem in Australian commerce, it's not corrupt officials in our ever-shrinking trade unions -- look instead at ASIC and the AFP.