Pollies, pundits and the media have their say
Pollies, pundits, unions and the media have thier say on the Royal Commission.
Think tank gets to thinking
Banking royal commission: $70 million— The McKell Institute (@McKellInstitute) November 30, 2017
Non-binding, voluntary marriage law postal survey: $144 million.
Unions have a go
We have a government that cancelled a sitting week to avoid a royal commission into the banks. This is a government that is looking out for the banks but not you. #banksRC #QandA pic.twitter.com/T2bEV1AZXu— Australian Unions (@unionsaustralia) November 27, 2017
The Australian people call for a Royal Commission for two years. ???? does nothing.— ETU??VIC (@ETUVIC) November 29, 2017
The banks ask for a Royal Commission and it's happening 5 minutes later. On their terms.
This is corporate rule. #auspol #banksrc
Our big tough PM @TurnbullMalcolm has just announced a Banking Royal Commission. Should have done it ages ago instead of protecting his elite mates. Taken far too long to do the right thing by the people. Ordinary Aussies have been robbed for too long. #auspol #ausunions #banksrc— Paul Garrett (@PaulGarrettAU) November 29, 2017
The Australian people will not accept a mickey mouse, short term, underfunded banking Royal Commission. #auspol— Australian Unions (@unionsaustralia) November 29, 2017
Media weighs in
"This was the obvious out for this government a long time ago, to have a dummy enquiry with restricted terms of reference and whitewash the whole thing," Whistleblower Jeff Morris on Royal Commission into banks pic.twitter.com/ddPn1J1LBh— ABC News (@abcnews) November 30, 2017
On Tuesday the PM rules out a banking royal commission. On Thursday he announces a banking royal commission ??????#auspol— Emma Alberici (@albericie) November 29, 2017
And the politicians get on their soapbox
It says everything about Turnbull’s values and priorities that he only agreed to Labor’s Royal Commission when the banks told him he had to.— Bill Shorten (@billshortenmp) November 29, 2017
Malcolm Turnbull says a Royal Commission into the banks is “regrettable”.— Bill Shorten (@billshortenmp) November 29, 2017
I say it’s crucial.
Speaks volumes that Turnbull ???? fiercely resists a royal commission when the public cries out for one, but announces one when the banks want one - total tool of the top end of town #theysayjumphesayshowhigh #auspol— Jim Chalmers MP (@JEChalmers) November 29, 2017
Well, that was awkward …
Live from Canberra with an important announcement https://t.co/AFemYI8Ghg— Malcolm Turnbull (@TurnbullMalcolm) November 29, 2017