News


If there are more than 100 matches, only the first 100 are displayed here.

McMillan Shakespeare hit with $80 million class action

19 June 2017 | AFR

Car leasing giant McMillan Shakespeare is to be hit with an $80 million class action alleging unfair and unconscionable conduct and misleading and deceptive conduct in its extended car warranty business NWC.

The Australian Financial Review can reveal that the class action will be funded by global litigation funder Vannin Capital and law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan will file the action next month.



'Shoppies' union face Senate probe over wage scandals

19 June 2017 | The Age

One of Labor's biggest backers, the giant shop assistants union, will be subject to a parliamentary inquiry over wage deals that have cost workers hundreds of millions of dollars.

The new Senate probe is a response to the wages scandal revealed by Fairfax Media involving deals between some of Australia's largest employers, including McDonald's, Coles and Woolworths and the Shop, Distributive & Allied Employees Association (SDA).


CBA compensation bill rises to $29m

16 June 2017 | The Age

The Commonwealth Bank's compensation bill for victims of bad financial advice has risen to $29 million. 

But customers who were knocked back from the scheme say it was flawed to begin with and have welcomed a push in the Senate for commission of inquiry into the banks.


Murdoch fingerprints all over Ten's body

14 June 2017 | SMH

Ten Network Holdings isn't dead yet, but it's on life support with administrators appointed. Should an autopsy be conducted, Murdoch fingerprints and DNA will be found all over the body.


What's holding so many well-educated women back when it comes to work?

11 June 2017 | SMH

Jane* went to a "very gung-ho" all-girls Sydney high school where she was told "you can do anything" and "one of you will be the first female prime minister of Australia". She spent long hours climbing the corporate ladder while her two kids were in childcare or being looked after by a nanny. She has worked in banking, telecommunications, IT and the public service. But now, nearing 50 and with three degrees – two of them at masters level – she is exasperated at how hard it has been to get ahead as a woman in the workforce.


Slavery law to protect supply chains backed by big companies

07 June 2017 | AFR

Extortion, blackmail, cash back scams and slavery are happening every day under our noses. It is also happening in the supply chains of businesses, either through labour hire companies, or suppliers. 

Under new legislation to be proposed by the federal opposition on Monday, big business will be forced to clamp down on slavery in their supply chains by reporting publicly – and annually – all efforts to identify and stop slavery.




ASIC’s Greg Medcraft accuses banks of ‘hiding trail of advice’

31 May 2017 | The Australian

ASIC boss Greg Medcraft says the big banks and wealth management industry have used poor record-keeping to “hide a trail” of questionable financial advice.

Mr Medcraft, who finishes his term at the Australian Securities & Investments Commission in November, also hit out at the vertically integrated business model of the big lenders, arguing that cross-selling wealth, advice and insurance products was “not a ­viable business strategy any more”.


Confessions of an overconfident, mediocre man

28 May 2017 | ABC

I can't really put my finger on the precise moment I embraced my own male mediocrity. It was more a dawning realisation.

Be it striding confidently onto stage to deliver a lecture with minimal preparation, having the sheer audacity to think I can pull off live TV or radio, or even sharing my thoughts with you here, its warm embrace is always with me.


Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet paid alleged tax fraud company $1.3m

24 May 2017 | The Age

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet paid $1.3 million through recruitment firms to the company at the centre of what is allegedly one of the largest tax frauds in Australian history, a Senate estimates committee has heard. 


Getting Julian Assange: The Untold Story

21 May 2017 | New Matilda

The hunt for the Wikileaks founder has been a brutal and corrupt assault on freedom of speech from the beginning, writes John Pilger.

Julian Assange has been vindicated because the Swedish case against him was corrupt. The prosecutor, Marianne Ny, obstructed justice and should be prosecuted. Her obsession with Assange not only embarrassed her colleagues and the judiciary but exposed the Swedish state’s collusion with the United States in its crimes of war and “rendition”.

 


page:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19

11-20 out of 190 results.

 

Subscribe

Subscribe to the Personal Super Investor weekly email to keep abreast of developments in SMSF law and investment markets. SMSF investors looking to improve investment returns from shares, property, cash or other specialised investments, will find the PSI weekly newsletter an invaluable resource.

Subscribe now »

Disclaimer

The contents of this website are of a general nature only and have not been prepared to take into account any particular investor's objectives, financial situation or particular needs. Our content is not intended to be advice and must not be relied upon as such. You should seek independent advice tailored to your specific circumstances prior to making any decisions. Personal Super Investor does not provide financial product advice or recommend any financial products: Where this website or it derived newsletter/electronic publication refers to a particular financial product, whether it be within our editorial or a 3rd party advertising, advertising promotion or advertorial, then you should obtain a Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) relating to that product and consider the PDS before making any decision about whether to acquire the product. We also recommend that you should seek professional advice from a financial adviser before making any decision to purchase any financial product referred to on this website. We do not make any representation or warranty that any material on the Personal Super Investor website will be reliable, accurate or complete, nor do we accept any responsibility arising in any way from errors or omissions of our content or any content provided by any advertiser appearing the Personal Super Investor website. We will not be liable for loss resulting from any action or decision by you in reliance on the Material (whether editorial or advertising) on the Personal Super Investor website, nor any interruption, delay in operation or transmission, virus, communications failure, Internet access difficulties, or malfunction in your equipment or software. By using the site you acknowledge that we are not responsible for, and accept no liability in relation to any content contained on the site that you may use, including any other users’ use of the Personal Super Investor website in any circumstance. You use the Personal Super Investor website at your sole risk.