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Greens push for wide-ranging banking royal commission

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 30, 2016‎
The Greens will push for broad terms of reference as part of a royal commission into the banking sector and introduce new rewards for whistle-blowers if it wins the balance of power in the Senate.

Residents to have say on nuke sites: Jay

The Advertiser - ‎May 28, 2016‎
The consultation will start in mid-July after the findings of the first Citizens' Jury discussing the Nuclear Royal Commission recommendations about increasing SA's role in the nuclear fuel cycle. The Royal Commission, headed by former governor Kevin ...
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Royal commission: Jury behaviour study raises possibilities of major reform

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Royal commission chairman Peter McClellan said the question of holding joint trials - as opposed to separate hearings, where juries are not made aware of similar allegations against the same defendant - is one of the issues that has "troubled our ...

Banking royal commission is popular, not populist

Eureka Street (registration) - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Demands for royal commissions usually bark for a while and die with a whimper, the potential targets yawning all along. The Labor Party demand for a royal commission into the banking and financial industries, however, has caused the government and ...
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Vic backs disability royal commission

Yahoo7 News - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Victorian disability carers ignored rape allegations and didn't tell police about staff who attacked patients, according to a report that backs calls for a royal commission into the sector. "There were some very traumatic stories and they covered every ...
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The banks hate Labor's royal commission idea because it might work

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 18, 2016‎
The banks are leery about Labor's plan for a royal commission into misconduct in the banking and financial services industry, but if the commission gets the right brief, it could work.

Sex abuse royal commission fails test of fairness

The Australian - ‎May 20, 2016‎
At the time, it was known that the royal commission appeared to be taking a special interest in George Pell relating to his time as a priest in the Catholic diocese of Ballarat in the 1970s and early 80s, as auxiliary bishop in Melbourne in the late ...
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Kit Siang wants Royal Commission set up on MA63

Free Malaysia Today - ‎May 29, 2016‎
KUALA LUMPUR: DAP Parliamentary Leader Lim Kit Siang has urged Prime Minister Najib Razak to push for the establishment of a Joint Royal Commission (JRC), chaired by a Sabahan and a Sarawakian, to work with the Federal Government and the two ...

FSU calls for banking royal commission to focus on staff remuneration

Banking Day - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The Finance Sector Union yesterday took a stand on how to shape the royal commission into banking and finance proposed by the Labor Party.
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Fair Work judgment must kill cosy IR club for good

The Australian - ‎9 hours ago‎
What a shame the recent royal commission into union governance didn't look into the SDA and the current deals it has with employers such as Coles.

Builders back pact on wages: CFMEU

The Australian - ‎9 hours ago‎
The CFMEU's ACT branch came under the spotlight during the trade union royal commission as contractors complained that they were being pressured to enter into union agreements or face “intimidation” by officials.
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Greens confirm housing bubble, nail banking reforms

MacroBusiness (blog) - ‎2 hours ago‎
A Royal Commission would be able to examine the structural issues that unpin this behaviour. A Royal Commission would give victims of white-collar crime a platform for their story to be heard in full.

Research backs integrity of jury reasoning

Lawyers Weekly - ‎4 hours ago‎
The dynamic between the right to a fair trial and what plays out in the minds of jury members was explored in a major empirical study launched by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The findings, released last week, ...

Fancy dress financial regulators ASIC and APRA must go

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎15 hours ago‎
The federal government won't apply the brakes (a royal commission). What's likely to happen next? Dr Andy Schmulow is a senior lecturer in Law, UWA, and a visiting researcher at the Universities of Witwatersrand and Sungkyunkwan, Seoul.
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Jamie Clements to face court, accused of misusing electoral roll

The Australian - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Mr Hudson appeared as a witness at the trade union royal commission, which investigated the relationship between Mr Belan's National Union of Workers and Mr Hudson's gym, the Ultimate Training Centre at St Marys.
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Queensland political donations inquiry finally gets nudge. Maybe

Brisbane Times - ‎10 hours ago‎
But the Government is finally ready to move forward on its commitment to hold a royal commission style inquiry into political donations.

New union campaign bigger than WorkChoices fight

The Australian Financial Review - ‎15 hours ago‎
"I wouldn't have joined a union if a royal commission had found 79 recommendations to demand and drive greater transparency, greater accountability to ensure that unions were not motivated overwhelmingly by vested self-interest.

Does orphanage volunteer tourism do more harm than good?

ABC Online - ‎13 hours ago‎
The ongoing Royal Commission has found 30 per cent of reports of sexual abuse were made by people abused in orphanages. Also, lots of Australians have been to Cambodia.

Paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale's name scratched from St Patrick's College honour board

ABC Online - ‎14 hours ago‎
He was first convicted and jailed in 1994 and again in 2006, and gave evidence at last year's Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
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One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has called for a Royal Commission into Islam

Courier Mail - ‎May 24, 2016‎
In a series of Donald Trump-inspired policies, Ms Hanson wants a royal commission into whether Islam is “a religion or a political ideology”, a ban on new Islamic schools and CCTV cameras installed in existing mosques.
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