Peter Ryan

Audio interview

7 Feb 2018

The Productivity Commission has questioned the effectiveness of the decades-old 'four pillars' banking policy, describing it as 'ad hoc' and 'redundant'.

A draft report into competition in the financial system also says the banking regulator APRA's recent 'blunt intervention' in reining in the...

Audio interview

5 Dec 2017

Former politicians and political advisers who become lobbyists for the corporate sector should be subject to strict "cooling off" periods, warns the anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International.

Audio program

13 Sep 2017

There is no urgency for Ten Network creditors to sign off on a recommendation to sell the embattled broadcaster to the US television giant CBS, a court heard today.

Audio program

24 Aug 2017

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced that it will not oppose a proposed bid for the Ten Network by current shareholders, Bruce Gordon and Lachlan Murdoch.

Audio interview

28 Apr 2017

Westpac has effectively blocked any funding to the controversial Adani coal mine after overhauling its policies for the bankrolling of new thermal coal projects. Australia's second biggest bank has updated its climate change policy where it will only finance new projects in existing, rather than...

Audio program

27 Apr 2017

The Ten Network has signalled grave concerns about its survival in a tough advertising market, as it posted a half-year loss of $232 million.

Australia's third-largest network is pinning its future on $200 million in debt financing guaranteed by News Corporation co-chairman Lachlan Murdoch,...

Audio interview

20 Oct 2016

Banks are being accused of gouging customers by delaying the transfer of superannuation accounts into lower cost default superannuation funds. Retail funds have been given four years to switch accounts nominated as 'default' into cheaper My Super products with the deadline set to hit mid...

Audio program

3 Jun 2016

Australia could be heading towards a dramatic and destabilising end to the real estate boom, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. The OECD also points to uncertainties about economic policy in the leadup to the July 2 election.

Audio interview

28 Aug 2015

The corporate watchdog ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Commission) is set for a major overhaul that could see it funded by the very companies it regulates.

In a consultation paper released today, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, suggests ASIC could be bankrolled according...

Research report

10 Dec 2014

Reports an estimate of the total number of plastic particles and their weight floating in the world’s oceans from 24 expeditions (2007–2013) across all five sub-tropical gyres, coastal Australia, Bay of Bengal and the Mediterranean Sea conducting surface net tows and visual survey transects of...

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