CBA, Westpac, ANZ and NAB are in for ‘tougher times’: UBS report

CBA, Westpac, ANZ and NAB are in for ‘tougher times’: UBS report

Updated May 11, 2018 15:13:28 Photo: The big four banks have been downgraded with “sell” and “neutral” ratings by UBS. (ABC News: Giulio Saggin, file photo) “Tougher times” are ahead for Australia’s banking sector, according to UBS, with the spectre of the banking royal commission hanging over their shoulders, and …

Time’s Up demands R Kelly be investigated over sexual abuse allegations

Time’s Up demands R Kelly be investigated over sexual abuse allegations

Updated May 01, 2018 10:22:44 Photo: Women have accused R Kelly of a number of offences ranging from sexual coercion to physical abuse. (AP: Frank Micelotta) The Time’s Up campaign is taking aim at R Kelly over allegations he has sexually abused women. Key points: R Kelly has denied accusations …

Centrelink customers promised reduced wait times as Government hires 1,000 extra call centre operators

Centrelink customers promised reduced wait times as Government hires 1,000 extra call centre operators

Updated April 23, 2018 07:11:52 Photo: Centrelink clients say it can take “an hour or two” to get through on the phone line. (AAP) Have you spent untold minutes, or even hours on hold to Centrelink, listening to classical music only to slam down the phone in frustration? If the …

Banking royal commission: AMP loses count of how many times it misled ASIC

Banking royal commission: AMP loses count of how many times it misled ASIC

Posted April 17, 2018 12:24:03 AMP’s head of financial advice has lost count of the number of times the company misled corporate regulator ASIC over charging customers fees for no service, he has told the financial services royal commission. The financial services company is the first institution to be questioned …

In the Coalition, desperate times call for leadership instability | Katharine Murphy | Australia news

During a conversation this week with a senior Liberal, referencing the Coalition’s approaching winter of discontent, this was the take on Peter Dutton’s chances of becoming leader of the Liberal party: “He is probably the most unlikely person to lead a major party since Bill Hayden, who happened to be …

Hungry pets a sign of tough times in Perth as demand for pet food bank increases

Hungry pets a sign of tough times in Perth as demand for pet food bank increases

Posted April 12, 2018 15:01:02 Photo: Kathleen Byrne is the founder of Perth’s pet food bank. (ABC Radio Perth: Lucie Bell) Would you sell your household furniture or even your car in order to feed your four-legged family members? Kathleen Byrne founded Perth’s very first pet food bank 12 months …

Combined Friday practice times, results, and seeding for Saturday qualifying

Combined Friday practice times, results, and seeding for Saturday qualifying

IN practice, if not in name, Practice 2 at Symmons Plains was a full-blown Supercars qualifying session. Every car bolted on brand new tyres for a flurry of flying laps at the end of the session, with the 10 fastest at the end of Friday guaranteed a more beneficial starting …

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was as turbulent and transformative as the times she lived in

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was as turbulent and transformative as the times she lived in

Updated April 03, 2018 08:30:16 Photo: Many township families still have their own stories of ‘Mama Winnie’. (Reuters: Siphiwe Sibeko) Related Story: ‘She is our mother’: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela remembered by supporters Her traditional name was Nomzamo — “she who tries”. But, she was known universally as Winnie. Key points: Winnie …

Byron Bay teenager struck 14 times with baton had a ‘scary look’, policeman says

Byron Bay teenager struck 14 times with baton had a ‘scary look’, policeman says

Updated March 28, 2018 12:45:34 Video: NSW Police hit 16yo boy with batons during arrest (ABC News) Related Story: Teenager hit almost 20 times by police yelled ‘I’m not resisting’, inquiry hears A Byron Bay police officer who struck a drug-affected teenager with a baton has told a hearing he …

Tax concessions to wealthy costing six times the dole: Anglicare

Tax concessions to wealthy costing six times the dole: Anglicare

Updated March 26, 2018 07:50:35 Tax concessions to the wealthiest fifth of households are costing the federal budget about half as much as the total cost of welfare payments, according to new research from Anglicare and the left-of-centre Per Capita think tank. Anglicare, the peak body for a range of …