Nicholas Way
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How would a Shorten Government deal with a slowing economy?

If the bookies have got it right, Labor is as likely to lose the next federal election as Winx is the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick at 13 April. At $1.18, Labor is trailing Winx at $1.10, but only by…

Ian Silk’s real message to the super industry

When the AustralianSuper chief executive Ian Silk gave the keynote address to the 2019 CMSF conference last week, he had one target in mind – the profit-for-member funds. Acknowledging that this superannuation sector, of which he is a recognised leader,…

Hayne has empowered consumers

The older ones among us will remember that immortal line from the 1976 movie Network, when Peter Finch, playing the role of TV news anchor Howard Beale, cries out: “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take…

Investors need to take more responsibility

The Financial Services Royal Commission has delivered its final report. It’s now the responsibility of our federal parliamentarians to convert its recommendations into effective legislation that gives Australians far more protection from rapacious behaviour by major and minor financial institutions.…

It’s over between us, NAB

It was no surprise that the media zeroed in on NAB chair Ken Henry and chief executive Andrew Thorburn when the Financial Services Royal Commission final report was handed down on Monday. Although none of the Big Four or the…