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Everything you need to know about the royal commission so far

Everything you need to know about the royal commission so far

After seven rounds of hearings featuring more than 100 witnesses, here's a wrap-up of what's happened so far and what might happen next.

  • by Sarah Danckert, Clancy Yeates & Ruth Williams

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CommInsure, AMP could face criminal charges
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CommInsure, AMP could face criminal charges

CBA's insurance arm and AMP have both been recommended for potential criminal charges at the royal commission.

  • by Sarah Danckert, Clancy Yeates & Ruth Williams
Flood-hit Hunter Valley family left to live in 'broken' house

Flood-hit Hunter Valley family left to live in 'broken' house

A Hunter Valley family with special needs children was forced to live in a house falling apart from flood damage during a long-running standoff with insurer Suncorp, which initially offered them just $30,000 to fix the cracking, disintegrating home.

  • by Ruth Williams
'Worrying': Companies' reporting of climate risks goes 'backwards'

'Worrying': Companies' reporting of climate risks goes 'backwards'

The number of companies providing information about climate change and its risks in their annual reports has fallen dramatically since 2011.

  • by Ruth Williams
IAG's Swann delayed reforms to protect market share

IAG's Swann delayed reforms to protect market share

IAG's offshot Swann delayed reforming problematic sales practices, which led to consumers buying dud cover, because it did not want to lose market share.

  • by Clancy Yeates & Ruth Williams
'Cascade crap to others': how Allianz staff approached compliance

'Cascade crap to others': how Allianz staff approached compliance

Allianz's processes for ensuring its website content complied with the law were "deficient", the royal commission heard on Tuesday.

  • by Clancy Yeates & Ruth Williams
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ASIC deputy resigns just months into extended contract

ASIC deputy resigns just months into extended contract

Peter Kell has departed the corporate watchdog amid criticism of the regulator at the royal commission and from the government.

  • by Mathew Dunckley, Eryk Bagshaw & Ruth Williams
Super fund grilled over treatment of paraplegic member

Super fund grilled over treatment of paraplegic member

A paraplegic REST super member had her total disability payout cancelled without her knowledge.

  • by Ruth Williams
Insurer admits to 'heavy-handed' move to avoid paying cancer patient

Insurer admits to 'heavy-handed' move to avoid paying cancer patient

“This is blowing my mind,” the customer said when she was told by TAL her insurance payments would stop because of an unrelated medical condition she hadn't disclosed.

  • by Clancy Yeates & Ruth Williams
'Very troubling breaches': Nurse bullied by insurer unlikely to ever work again

'Very troubling breaches': Nurse bullied by insurer unlikely to ever work again

TAL continued to inflict various errors on the mentally ill former nurse as recently as May, meaning her problems with the insurer stretched for eight years.

  • by Ruth Williams
'OMG ... I want results': TAL hired investigator to dig dirt on nurse

'OMG ... I want results': TAL hired investigator to dig dirt on nurse

The royal commission has heard a jaw-dropping account of how TAL fought and then spied on a mentally ill nurse.

  • by Ruth Williams