“Rah-rah-style motivational forums” and a $40 million chit for US consultant Marty Cohen helped to shape the aggressive cross-selling Commonwealth Bank sales culture which led, in part, to the customer disaster now unfolding at the banking Royal Commission. Michael Sainsbury reports.Read More
by Sandi Keane | May 9, 2018
Does the Game of Mates extend to board appointments? According to Sherene Smith‘s research,...Read More
by Michael West | May 6, 2018
An entire industry has mushroomed around it. Platoons of remuneration consultants rubber-stamp it,...Read More
by Michael West | Apr 29, 2018
Exclusive interview with head of Australia’s biggest infrastructure project, DisConnex. Project secrecy, cost, engineering and impending privatisation.Read More
by Michael West | Apr 25, 2018
The banks will fight it tooth and nail. Australia Post is considering becoming a bank, a move which could deliver significant competition to the country’s banking oligopoly through lower fees and lower-cost mortgages.Read More
by Michael West | Apr 23, 2018
A phalanx of forty lawyers will parade into a Sydney courtroom this morning to spar over the...Read More
by Michael West | Apr 21, 2018
There has been great surprise at the revelations of bad behaviour by this country’s biggest...Read More
by Sandi Keane | Apr 20, 2018
It is clear that the “misconduct” of the senior executives of AMP is far worse than the “misconduct” of the senior executives of Rio Tinto and the revelation of this misconduct by the Royal Commission had a material effect on the share price of AMP shares.Read More
by Sandi Keane | Apr 13, 2018
Heads you win, tails we lose. Is this a guiding principle in the privatisation of Australia’s biggest infrastructure project, WestConnex? As laid out in our “Blind Faith” investigation, the government of NSW has tilted the playing field in favour of WestConnex bidders thanks to a scheme to artificially make the tollroads longer, and by jacking up both the number of roads tolled and the tolls themselves.Read More
by Michael West | Apr 10, 2018
Australia’s defence has a powerful new weapon of strategic deterrence, the Australian Military Bank. No hostile foreign power could withstand the torture of spending hours on AMB’s automatic voicemail system trying to get through to an operator. The invaders would be forced to head home again in sheer bewilderment and frustration.Read More
by Michael West | Apr 6, 2018
UK betting giant, William Hill, is selling out of its Australian gambling operation, this country’s biggest, while it is under investigation by the Tax Office, likely for dubious transactions exposed here.Read More
by Michael West | Mar 13, 2018
A mad pursuit and a “non-denial denial” prove the government of NSW has artificially...Read More
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