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The federal government has announced a royal commission into banks and other financial services entities. AAP

Banking royal commission will expose the real cost of bad behaviour

Even though the Prime Minister and heads of the big four banks argue costly political uncertainty is the reason for the royal commission, experts argue the banks' behaviour itself is the real cost.
Malcolm Turnbull said the government had been concentrating on real reforms. Danny Casey/AAP

Turnbull talks with rebel National on banks

If the Nationals as a party moved to support an inquiry, Malcolm Turnbull would be left deeply embarrassed.
Barry O'Sullivan has referenced Dean Smith’s same-sex marriage private member’s bill to pursue legislation for a banking inquiry. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Turnbull backed against the wall by rebel Nationals on bank inquiry

Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison appear to have become hostages to rebel Nationals determined at all costs to secure a commission of inquiry into the banks.

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