Original article by Phillip Coorey, James Eyers
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 6 : 1-Dec-17
The federal government announced on 30 November that it would hold a royal commission into the financial services sector. The royal commission will cost $A75 million and run for 12 months. Its terms of reference are not as broad as the private members’ bill that Nationals Senator Barry O’Sullivan was looking to introduce and which was seen a major factor in Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison’s decision to hold a royal commission. The government’s decision to include an examination of union-backed industry superannuation funds as part of the commission’s terms of reference is seen as "payback" to Labor for its part in forcing the government to change its mind on the issue.
NATIONAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE TREASURY, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIAN PRUDENTIAL REGULATION AUTHORITY, RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA, INDUSTRY SUPER AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, AUSTRALIAN GREENS, WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION – ASX WBC, COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA – ASX CBA, NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LIMITED – ASX NAB, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED – ASX ANZ, JCP INVESTMENT PARTNERS LIMITED, UBS HOLDINGS PTY LTD, AUSTRALIAN BANKERS’ ASSOCIATION, WESFARMERS LIMITED – ASX WES, BANK OF QUEENSLAND LIMITED – ASX BOQ, FINANCE SECTOR UNION