‘It’s all about vested interests’: untangling conspiracy, conservatism and climate scepticism | Graham Readfearn | Environment

If you reckon the 11 September terrorist attacks might have been an “inside job” or there is a nefarious new world order doing whatever it is the illuminati do, what are you likely to think about the causes of climate change? Academics have suggested that people who tend to accept …

Banking royal commission: ‘Commercial interests’ trumped the interests of consumers, ANZ admits – live | Australia news

Law firm Slater and Gordon says it is now partnering with global litigation funder Therium to investigate a major investor class action against AMP. It follows shocking revelations from the banking royal commission from the past fortnight, where more than a billion dollars has been wiped from AMP’s market value …

Banking royal commission: 5pc of ANZ clients got financial advice not likely in their best interests

Banking royal commission: 5pc of ANZ clients got financial advice not likely in their best interests

Updated April 23, 2018 16:06:46 ANZ provided financial advice that was likely not in customers’ best interests, the banking royal commission has heard. Key points: ANZ audit found 1 in 20 pieces of financial advice not in clients’ best interest Audit found inappropriate advice went up but number of advisers …

Banking royal commission told 90% of financial advisers ignored clients’ best interests | Australia news

Australia’s corporate regulator has revealed 90% of financial advisers who provide advice to self-managed super funds have failed to comply with the best interests of their clients. The startlingly high figure was revealed during the financial services royal commission on Monday, as the commission began its second round of hearings. …

Barnaby Joyce declares Vikki Campion’s interests on his parliamentary register

Barnaby Joyce declares Vikki Campion’s interests on his parliamentary register

Updated March 26, 2018 10:04:44 Former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce has updated his parliamentary records to confirm his former media adviser is now his partner. Key points: Mr Joyce announced relationship with Vikki Campion on February 13, but only updated register of interests to include her on March 19 …

China ready to ‘defend its national interests’ in US trade spat, state media says – Donald Trump’s America

China ready to ‘defend its national interests’ in US trade spat, state media says – Donald Trump’s America

Posted March 24, 2018 17:53:45 The United States has violated international trade rules with an inquiry into intellectual property and China is ready to defend its interests, Vice-Premier Liu He told US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, state media said. Key points: Financial market experts fear the dire consequences of trade …