Andrew Robb privately pushed minister Kelly O'Dwyer for bank royal commission 'to say we have done it'

By Latika Bourke, Tom McIlroy
Updated April 24 2018 - 11:12pm, first published February 14 2017 - 10:17am

Former Liberal minister Andrew Robb pressed the Turnbull government to hold a royal commission into the banks but one with a narrower scope to stymie the Labor Party's assault on the major banks, cabinet sources say.

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