The evidence to emerge from the royal commission's grilling of the heads of Australia's biggest banks revealed a failed culture that paid staff highly and an underfunded regulator that failed to to hold them to account 'It's not even...
Approximately $15 million in donations was disclosed by donors, a small proportion of parties' total funding. The Liberal Party received $95 million in funding across its eight separate divisions, which includes donations and other receipts such as investment returns and...
The 'great Australian silence' 50 years on Detail from Julie Shiels’ 1954 poster White on black: The annihilation of Aboriginal people and their culture cannot be separated from the destruction of nature. State Library of Victoria Anna Clark, University of Technology Sydney It’s...
If the Department of Agriculture paid 2,500% above the average price for water in the Lower Darling, there appears to be one clear loser — the Australian taxpayer. Mark Zanker reports. Nationals leader and acting PM brushes off suggestions government could do more to...
New regulations expose energy price gouging through 'free' comparison sites Consumers who used comparison sites typically paid 5-12% more than the lowest possible offer. Yung Chang/Unsplash, CC BY-SA Bruce Mountain, Victoria University A new regulation has highlighted the thousands of offers electricity retailers...
What the bank bosses had to say at the royal commission, in language you can understand In the commission’s interim report released in September, Commissioner Kenneth Hayne said the regulators had sufficient powers to police their beats, but were not making...
Here's a tip that could make banks phenomenally successful: radical honesty Radical honesty works, but it is difficult. Shutterstock Louise Metcalf, Macquarie University Appearing before the banking royal commission, the newly appointed head of the Commonwealth Bank, Matt Comyn, has held out the...
Banking Royal Commission's damning report: 'Things are so bad that new laws might not help' Peter Martin, The Conversation Royal Commissioner Kenneth Hayne has identified “greed” as the key reason banks and other financial institutions repeatedly broke the law, along with...
Fairfax has a charter of editorial independence, which all owners since 1990 have signed up to. Will Nine sign up to it? Will the charter have any meaning when the newspapers are owned by a company whose chairman, Peter...
Apple acknowledges the iKid generation at its developer conference with new parental controls Apple acknowledges the iKid generation at its developer conference with new parental controls Michael Cowling, CQUniversity Australia and James Birt Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) kicked off this week. While...