Decades of fires and dozens of reviews, inquiries and royal commissions have taught us to not hold our breath over the upcoming royal commission into the 2020 bushfire crisis.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.