Ipswich Council backflips on decision to scrap recycling, wants fewer pizza boxes in yellow-lid bins

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Updated April 20, 2018 17:27:17 Photo: Waste from yellow bins in Ipswich was set to go straight to landfill. (Four Corners) The Ipswich City Council, west of Brisbane, says it intends to reverse its decision to send recycling to landfill. The Council said on Wednesday China’s import ban on recycling and the rising level of
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Scott Morrison resists Bill Shorten’s calls for Government apology on banking royal commission

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Updated April 20, 2018 13:27:34 Video: Morrison blames Bill Shorten for politicising royal commission (ABC News) Treasurer Scott Morrison is continuing to resist calls for him to admit he was wrong in repeatedly opposing a banking royal commission, instead opting to turn his fire on Opposition Leader Bill Shorten. Key points: Labor has been calling
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Banking royal commission revelations ‘worse than I thought’, says former ACCC boss

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Updated April 20, 2018 10:11:04 Video: ‘Widespread, shocking, unconscionable,’ Allan Fels says of banking royal commission findings (ABC News) The banking royal commission has revealed more systemic, shocking and unconscionable behaviour than could have been predicted and corporate watchdog ASIC may have grown “too close” to the financial sector, says former ACCC chairman Allan Fels.
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BlackRock wants regulators to address unequal voting rights

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BOSTON (Reuters) – BlackRock Inc (BLK.N) on Thursday called on securities regulators to set international standards for shareholder voting rights, suggesting they resolve one of the thorniest debates in corporate governance.  The world’s largest asset manager made the call in a letter to index provider MSCI, which had sought comments about a proposal it is
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Tobacco and tech drag on Wall Street; yields boost banks

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street’s three major indexes closed lower on Thursday, with tobacco stocks leading a tumble in consumer staples while concerns about smartphone demand hurt the technology sector and rising bond yields and earnings helped financials rebound. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in the Manhattan borough
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AMP boss Craig Meller steps down, company apologises after scandals revealed at banking royal commission

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Updated April 20, 2018 09:55:15 AMP’s chief executive officer Craig Meller has quit his job with immediate effect after a series of scandals were revealed at the banking royal commission. Key points: CEO Craig Meller first senior executive to lose job as result of royal commission Resignation accompanied by unreserved apology to customers AMP lied
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Australian Government should be ashamed of past performance on banking sector

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Updated April 20, 2018 08:42:04 Photo: The Government needs the issue squared away before the election. (Flickr: CC By-SA) Related Story: Westpac ‘money men’ shattered nurse’s retirement dream, commission hears Related Story: CBA customer dead for a decade but still charged fees, commission hears If you are a politician, what do you do when your
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Trump launches effort to boost U.S. weapons sales abroad

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration rolled out a long-awaited overhaul of U.S. arms export policy on Thursday aimed at expanding sales to allies, saying it will bolster the American defense industry and create jobs at home. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a joint news conference with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Trump’s
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