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‘She knew everything’: Gangland killer testifies before Lawyer X royal commission

Updated May 22, 2019 13:41:54 A gangland killer who was represented by barrister Nicola Gobbo in 2003 and 2004 has said he would have "sacked her on the spot" had he known she was a police informant. Key points:The killer, who can not be named, has said Nicola Gobbo knew "everything" about his familyHe has…

Funeral insurer slammed by the banking royal commission rebrands with help...

Posted April 08, 2019 19:36:11 A funeral insurer slammed by the banking royal commission for potentially misleading Indigenous customers has rebranded and enlisted a former NRL star as an ambassador. Key points:The Aboriginal Community Benefit Fund has rebranded as Youpla and features Jamal Idris in promotional materialsACBF was criticised by the royal commission for its…

Buhari reelected as Nigeria’s president: electoral commission

Buhari. 76, was the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress party [Luc Gnago/Reuters] Nigeria's electoral commission has declared incumbent Muhammadu Buhari the winner of the country's presidential elections. The announcement in the early hours of Wednesday means the 76-year-old has won a second four-year term at the helm of Africa's largest economy and most…

NAB CEO resigns, chair Ken Henry to follow, after royal commission...

Updated February 07, 2019 17:58:55 National Australia Bank CEO Andrew Thorburn and chairman Ken Henry have resigned from the bank. Key points:Both men were singled out for criticism by commissioner Kenneth HayneFormer ANZ executive Philip Chronican will be acting CEOThe bank had faced an unprecedented shareholder revolt at the end of last year Mr Thorburn…

The whistleblower, politician and journo who forced the royal commission

Updated February 01, 2019 13:18:29 Commissioner Kenneth Hayne's final report has now been handed to the Governor-General after a year of investigations and interrogations, but just getting a banking royal commission started was a formidable task.The vested interests against it were as powerful as they come in Australia: the "big four" banks. But that was…

Trust and credit at the core of the Government’s royal commission...

Posted February 01, 2019 09:55:58 Restoring public trust in scandal-ridden financial institutions and restoring the free flow of credit will headline the Federal Government's response to the final report of the banking royal commission.Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will receive the report today, after it is delivered to Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, and will have the weekend…

Japan bolts whaling commission, but tensions may ease

The Japanese government has made good on years of threats by bolting the International Whaling Commission (IWC), but its decision may also offer a way out of tensions that looked inextricable. Japan, which calls whaling part of its cultural heritage, said on Wednesday it would withdraw from the seven-decade-old commission which since 1986 has banned…

Japan reportedly set to withdraw from International Whaling Commission

Posted December 20, 2018 13:33:10 Japan will withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in a bid to resume commercial whaling, Japan's Kyodo news agency says.Tokyo's withdrawal from the IWC is planned for 2019 and will be announced by the end of this year, according to the report which cited government sources.The Japanese Government is…

Morrison unveils federal anti-corruption commission

Updated December 13, 2018 12:02:02 Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a new anti-corruption commission, having come under sustained pressure from crossbench MPs with the balance of power. Key points:The PM has previously described a federal anti-corruption watchdog as a "fringe issue"The commission will have two divisions overseeing law enforcement and the public sectorIt comes…

Live: Grilling of CBA chair continues at royal commission

Email By business reporter Stephanie Chalmers Updated November 21, 2018 09:54:41 Related Story: As it happened: CBA chair admits 'inadequate' board response Related Story: Current CBA boss blames predecessor for dodgy credit insurance sales Map: Australia Commonwealth Bank chair Catherine Livingstone has more questions to answer at the banking royal commission after admitting the bank's…
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