Category Archives: Royal Commission

Report of the Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program

ON 1 SEPTEMBER 2014, Commissioner Ian Hanger AM QC presented the Report of the Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program.

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Julia Gillard to appear before Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption

ON 28 AUGUST 2014, the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption issued a statement advising that the lawyers for the Hon Julia Gillard have been informed of a hearing date in early September.

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Responses to Sex Abuse Royal Commission’s issues paper regarding victims compensation

ON 22 AUGUST 2014, the Royal Commission into the Institutional Responses to Child Abuse published 42 submissions in response to its issues paper on victims of crime statutory compensation schemes.

http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/submissions/895/issues-paper-7

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Commonwealth Bank and ASIC | Senate report

ON 26 JUNE 2014, the Senate Economics References Committee released it’s final report entitled Performance of Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Economics/ASIC/Final_Report/index

Of note, the committee found that there had been misconduct on the part of the advisors and planners within the Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s financial planning business and recommended that an enquiry, in the form of a judicial enquiry or Royal Commission, be established to investigate those matters as well as allegations of cover up.

It was recommended that the proposed inquiry identify the conduct amounting to breaches of law or professional standards and review all files to assess the appropriateness of the compensation process and the amounts of compensation offered by the bank.

The Bank’s CEO, Ian Narev, has apologised to the customers who received “poor advice” but and prefers to have an internal “independent” inquiry, called the Open Advice Review Program, rather than a Royal Commission.

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Submssions in response

The Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Scheme received submissions in response from:

  • Mr Peter Garrett
  • Commonwealth
  • Home Insulation Industry Action Group

 

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Written submissions

The Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program received written submissions from:

  • The Honourable Kevin Rudd
  • Family of the late Mitchell Sweeney
  • Jessica Wilson, Sister of the late Marcus Wilson
  • Home Insulation Industry Action Group
  • State of Queensland
  • Families of the late Matthew Fuller and the late Reuben Barnes

 

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Extension of time for report of the Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program

ON 15 MAY 2014, the Governor General granted a two month extension to allow Royal Commissioner Ian Hanger QC time to produce his report into the Home Insulation Program.

The Royal Commissioner’s report is due on 31 August 2014.

http://www.homeinsulationroyalcommission.gov.au/Media/Pages/19may2014-StatementOfTheRoyalCommissionerIanHangerChangesToRoyalCommissionsTimeframe.aspx

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Opening statements to Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption

ON 9 APRIL 2014, opening statements were made to the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption.

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1997 | Wood Royal Commission

ON THIS DAY in 1997, Commissioner Wood presented to the Premier the Final Report of his enquiry into the NSW Police Service.

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Warren Commission into JFK assassination

ON 24 SEPTEMBER 1964, the Report of the President’s Commission  into the Assassination of President Kennedy (“the Warren Commission report”) was presented to the US President.

http://www.archives.gov/research/jfk/warren-commission-report/

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