Budget 2018: Funding reduced at corporate regulator ASIC amid banking royal commission revelations

Budget 2018: Funding reduced at corporate regulator ASIC amid banking royal commission revelations

Posted May 10, 2018 16:48:35 Funding is being cut at Australia’s corporate regulator and staffing levels will be reduced, according to figures in Tuesday’s federal budget. Key points: ASIC will lose $28 million in Government funding over next three years Average staffing levels will drop by 2 per cent — …

#MeToo revelations and loud, angry men: the feminism flashpoint of Sydney writers’ festival | Books

Hours before the cornerstone Sydney writers’ festival panel about the #MeToo movement on Saturday night, the Pulitzer-prize winning author Junot Diaz – with events still booked in Sydney and in Melbourne – was on a plane out of Australia. The day before, another festival guest, writer Zinzi Clemmons, had spoken …

Catherine Brenner under pressure as AMP board prepares to meet in wake of royal commission revelations

Catherine Brenner under pressure as AMP board prepares to meet in wake of royal commission revelations

Posted April 29, 2018 10:58:51 Photo: Catherine Brenner is under pressure to follow Craig Meller’s lead and resign. (AAP: David Moir) Related Story: The banking royal commission is damaging reputations, but is it enough? Related Story: ‘Position is untenable’: Shareholders Association calls for AMP chairman to resign The board of …

AMP chairman Catherine Brenner urged to resign following banking royal commission revelations

AMP chairman Catherine Brenner urged to resign following banking royal commission revelations

Posted April 25, 2018 23:20:10 Photo: Catherine Brenner (right) has “serious questions to answer”, the ASA says. (AAP: David Moir) Related Story: AMP chair has ‘serious questions to answer’ amid royal commission Related Story: The banking royal commission is damaging reputations, but is it enough? AMP chairman Catherine Brenner must …

Falsifying forms and impersonating clients among revelations at banking inquiry | Australia news

National Australia Bank’s top executives complained about having their bonuses “shaved” after it was discovered hundreds of NAB employees under their charge had been falsifying client documents. One NAB executive argued it would send the wrong message to NAB’s leadership team and encourage them to sweep future scandals under the …

Banking royal commission revelations ‘worse than I thought’, says former ACCC boss

Banking royal commission revelations ‘worse than I thought’, says former ACCC boss

Posted April 20, 2018 09:46:51 Video: ‘Widespread, shocking, unconscionable,’ Allan Fels says of banking royal commission findings (ABC News) The banking royal commission has revealed more systemic, shocking and unconscionable behaviour than could have been predicted and corporate watchdog ASIC may have grown “too close” to the financial sector, says …

Concerns over revelations a third of specialist school buses in Ballarat not wheelchair-accessible

Concerns over revelations a third of specialist school buses in Ballarat not wheelchair-accessible

Posted April 05, 2018 12:58:07 Photo: Ann Betts was forced to carry her 14-year-old daughter onto the specialist school bus. (ABC Ballarat: Charlotte King) Related Story: Disabled girl tied up by bus driver Parents have criticised Ballarat Specialist School’s bus service after a disabled student was picked up by a …

Matt Lodge’s NRL-sanctioned return looks even worse after latest revelations

Matt Lodge’s NRL-sanctioned return looks even worse after latest revelations

Updated March 19, 2018 16:31:16 Photo: Matt Lodge has been welcomed back into the NRL, but should the league have taken a harder stand? (AAP: Darren England) Unless NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg is considering a new career as a hypnotist he should never look into Matthew Lodge’s eyes again. …