The ability to exert influence in public life is not easy, whether someone is in a prominent position or not.
Adele Ferguson NAB is suffering from a crisis in confidence following a series of scandals over the past couple of years.
Nassim Khadem and Adele Ferguson NAB chief executive Andrew Thorburn will have to face questions at a Senate inquiry as soon as next week following revelations of misconduct in the bank’s financial planning division, and the...
Adele Ferguson The Nationals senator who triggered a landmark senate inquiry into Commonwealth Bank of Australia and ASIC has submitted draft terms of reference for a royal commission into white collar crime to...
Clancy Yeates and Adele Ferguson Calls are growing for a Royal Commission into the entire financial planning industry, as new leaked documents reveal National Australia Bank identified five key areas within its advisory activities...
Adele Ferguson, Ruth Williams The corporate regulator agreed to alter a media release about a significant system error at National Australia Bank after it gave the bank the chance to "review" and suggest changes to the document...
Whistleblower's NAB leak reveals persistent bad behaviour in financial planning, fuels royal commission calls
Adele Ferguson and Ruth Williams It was early August 2014, and the financial advice industry was on red alert. Within National Australia Bank, a sensitive and explosive internal report was circulating.
Adele Ferguson and Ruth Williams In was early December 2005. Sydney single mother Veronica Coulston had just received an inheritance from her father’s estate, and she knew exactly what she planned to do with it – pay...
Adele Ferguson and Ruth Williams National Australia Bank has become the latest institution to face disturbing revelations of misconduct by its financial planners, with a Fairfax Media investigation uncovering instances of forgery,...
Adele Ferguson An investigation into the country’s two big beer giants, Lion and Carlton & United Breweries, has been elevated to a 'priority matter' for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
Adele Ferguson The corporate regulator has effectively put Macquarie Equities into regulatory purgatory.
Adele Ferguson Asking the industry to fix itself was always going to be difficult.
Adele Ferguson A surprise sell-down, serious safety woes at her Roy Hill mine, continued legal wranglings with her family and a TV mini-series about her life: it's all in a week for Gina Rinehart.
Adele Ferguson When the country's richest woman, Gina Rinehart, sold her shareholding in Fairfax Media citing "bad decisions", no "workable plan" and the quality of the leadership team, social media was abuzz with...
Adele Ferguson Five months into the top job NAB boss Andrew Thorburn is showing all the signs of pulling off what his predecessors failed to do.
Adele Ferguson The shock election loss in Queensland has turned infrastructure into a political minefield.
Adele Ferguson New Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg wants to restore confidence in the scandal-ridden financial advice industry, considering a controversial proposal to give product intervention powers to ASIC.
Adele Ferguson The country’s growing army of retail investors and SMSFs are putting their retirement savings at risk by chasing dividend yields, according to Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM).
Adele Ferguson The Australian sharemarket ranks as one of the worst performers relative to its global equity market peers in 2014, amid a softening economy and dramatic falls in oil and iron ore prices.
Adele Ferguson You can almost hear the sultans of spin doctoring reworking their diaries over the holiday break to meet the new Minister for Financial Services Josh Frydenberg, who will be "immersing" himself in...
Adele Ferguson When the Abbott Government shuffled the ministry at the weekend he should have blackballed himself as minister for women.