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Child abuse royal commission to halt private sessions for survivors

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
It has spoken to 5111 survivors in private sessions, with 1544 waiting for future sessions. Over the past year, it has held about 37 private sessions a week.

Royal commission into banks could grow industry, ING chief executive Vaughn Richtor says

ABC Online - ‎12 hours ago‎
Outgoing ING Australia boss, Vaughn Richtor is the first banking executive to come out in support of a royal commission into the banks.

Sorting the gems from the dung in the royal commission on union corruption

The Conversation AU - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
A report produced by royal commission is even better. Its “expressions of opinion” endorsing a particular agenda have a judicial aura.

DPPs reject proposal for more oversight at royal commission discussion

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎15 hours ago‎
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse invited Directors of Public Prosecutions from each state and territory as well as victims' rights advocates to the meeting to examine the question of external oversight of DPPs and ...

UniSuper bows to NTEU pressure to gag CEO over a royal commission into banks

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
UniSuper boss Kevin O'Sullivan and his chairman, Chris Cuffe, have bent to pressure from union members and promised to keep quiet about their views against a royal commission into the banks. The self-inflicted gag order was the outcome of a snap ...
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A banking royal commission might have Turnbull in its sights

The Australian - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
The Labor Party's proposed banking royal commission is all about illegal and unethical behaviour in the financial services industry, but a deliberate spin-off could be the creation of a febrile environment that makes Malcolm Turnbull's business career ...
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Cardinal George Pell's evidence to Child Abuse Royal Commission 'quite wrong', top official

Herald Sun - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
A former director of Victoria's Catholic Education Office (CEO) today told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse parts of Cardinal Pell's evidence were “quite wrong”.

Union criticises UniSuper hit for anti-royal commission remarks

The Australian - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Bill Shorten's promise to conduct a royal commission into the banks if Labor is elected sparked a political furore, with the government flatly opposed to the measure and last week boosting the Australian Securities & Investments Commission to toughen ...
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Banking Royal Commission an electoral theatre prop

Money Management - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
The Federal Opposition's calls for a Royal Commission into the banking industry represents a continuation of a campaign started by industry funds nearly three years ago, Mike Taylor writes.

Royal Commission releases final report into Neerkol abuse

Catholic Leader - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Since last year's hearing, the Diocese of Rockhampton has implemented a number of changes including the formation of a Child Safeguarding Committee to oversee all aspects of child protection within the diocese, as well as the appointment of a diocesan ...
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Bill Shorten outlines five areas bank royal commission would examine

The Australian - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
“What Mr Shorten has proposed, as you know, is a royal commission that would take many years, that would compensate nobody and the only financial benefits arising out of that royal commission would be given to the legal profession. “What he has ...
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Norfolk Island leader calls for royal commission into 'Australian takeover'

The Guardian - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
The former chief minister of Norfolk Island, Lisle Snell, has called for a royal commission into the Australian parliament's decision last year to revoke the island's autonomy, and the subsequent running of the island by the commonwealth.
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Two-thirds of voters back Labor's call for royal commission into banks

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Apr 17, 2016‎
Almost two-thirds of voters support Labor's call for a royal commission into the banks, according to a new poll that will increase pressure on the federal cabinet to boost the powers and resources of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission ...

Health care providers' response to child sex abuse allegations criticised by royal commission

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
North Sydney's Royal North Shore Hospital, the Medical Council of NSW and the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) were among the institutions addressed in the royal commission's report, which examined their responses to allegations of child ...

Banks unveil reforms in wake of Royal Commission calls

ABC Technology and Games - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
ELEANOR HALL: Just a day after the Treasurer said the corporate regulator ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Commission) was best placed to fight unethical banking practices; the banks themselves are fighting back with their own set of tough ...

Deaths in custody: 25 years after the royal commission

Green Left Weekly - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
This month marks 25 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody tabled its national report. With five volumes of research, investigative accounts of 99 deaths in custody, and 339 recommendations, the report was meant to be a ...
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Labor's royal commission call puts spotlight on banks

The Australian - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
At the moment, Labor is saying that Turnbull provided the political cover to call a royal commission when he “crashed” Westpac's 199th birthday in Sydney on April 6. The day before, the Australian Securities & Investments Commission linked Westpac to ...

Banks royal commission calls star witness: the evil banks that made me do it!

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
CT is very sad and outraged about the treatment he received from the banks ... they set him up! Andrew Meares. Share on twitter · Share on Google Plus.

Royal Commission's quarter century of failed redress

Lawyers Weekly - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
“It is 25 years to the day since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody shocked the nation with its findings and things are now much, much worse,” said LCA President Stuart Clark AM.

Election 2016: Labor 'deeply concerned' about bank sales culture

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen says Labor is "deeply concerned" about the sales culture and incentives inside Australia's banks and would ask its royal commission into the banking industry to examine the sector's vertically integrated model. Even though ...