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Bank CEOs Face Tough Questions At Parliament

The House of Representatives Economics Committee will have to ask some tough questions now that the Hayne financial services Royal Commission has exposed some shocking abuses by the banks. And still .... it's just the tip of the iceberg.

The next Big Four Banks review dates are 11th, 12th and 19th of October. The public is welcome and BRN wants you to help make sure the committee members know what you want them to do. Ask the hard questions - hold the CEOs to account and see to it that the Royal Commission will be extended. These review meetings set the scene for the CEOs appearance at Round Seven of the Royal Commission. Justice will be done - if people join in now.

Bank CEOs - Heads will roll
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What Can I Do? Banking RC

Bank warriors and concerned citizens. Right now is the time to unite with a single, powerful voice. The next few weeks are critical if we want to see an extended and more powerful Banking Royal Commission. Bank Reform Now is asking YOU to help wake the "Sleeping Giant" - our friends and families - the wonderful people of Australia.

There are a few simple things that anyone can do to support this campaign. It is essential that as many of you as possible join in right now. We are winning.

Act Now! There is no better time.
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Bank victims must be compensated

The Banking Royal Commission and many other inquiries have proven that many people and businesses have been damaged by unconscionable crimes and misconduct. Rory O'Brien nails it - it's a disgrace that remediation is apparently a low priority as far as the government and Commissioner Hayne are concerned.

Rory O'Brien wants action for victims
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Vote 1 - Pollies that serve the country

Trigger Warning - Harsh truth content ahead. Lies and other forms of propaganda aim to hide the shocking truth .... we are all being fleeced by a system that serves the elite. Our major parties work in the interests of the elite ... not voters and citizens. Election 2019 is when we can reset the system. Will you help?

Fool-Us-Once
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NAB Bank - Grilled Or Toasted?

Mr Andrew Thorburn (NAB Bank CEO) made some very significant comments at his appearance in front of the House Economics Committee at the annual Big4 Banks review. Bank Reform Now provide some critical excerpts in this article. First, there are four cases the MPs were very concerned about seeing investigated and satisfactorily resolved - Rita Troiani (Wide Bay Bricks), Faye Andrews, Bill Mott and the Furneaux case.

Next, we have some important highlights. It is good to see that Mr Thorburn is committed to giving bank victims full and open access to essential files, documents and other evidence. We are also pleased that he wants to be held personally accountable!

NAB bank - meet bank victims
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10 years since GFC. What now?

In the ten years since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) - have governments done enough to reform the system? The horrific succession of scandals since then suggests not. Is the next GFC on its way?

Only by the Australian people uniting and demanding real reforms will we get the job done. Banking is organised crime on a grand scale. The finance sector has rigged the game so that they extract a disproportionate amount of Australia's wealth. It's time to bring it back.

Prime Minister Morrison - You Need To Act GFC
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ALP Now Supports Extended Banking RC

Bill Shorten has now publicly called for a turbocharged, longer and stronger Banking Royal Commission. He wants the whole crooked box and dice exposed. He wants bank victims properly heard. He didn't mention compensation, but he will.

This is good news - because now PM Scott Morrison has the opportunity to begin governing in a new way. A way not seen in Australia for a very long time. We may now see bipartisan support for policies that are demanded by the people. Over recent years the two parties have been in lockstep on issues many people were very worried about.

No-one can now say that the banks have clean hands. The RC has already shown serious misconduct. The next step is to have a proper Royal Commission, but we also want the government and opposition to prove themselves. Read on to see what they need to do next week.

Labour Party Wants Extended Royal Commission
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People Power CAN Turn Parliament Around

The Banking Royal Commission and the recent political turmoil in Canberra have changed the environment we are dealing with. Up to now, the elite could rip us off with government support. This article shows what happens when ordinary Australian people wake up to how they are being abused and to the fact that they have the power to stop it.

Politicians enjoy the privileges and perks of office thanks to our votes and our money. Many of us are now prepared to turf pollies off the gravy train if they disrespect our will and Australia's interests.

As of right now, Australian Politicians don't have to be afraid of bankers not giving them a donation or a job when they leave office. They need to be afraid of us. Look what happened with less than six weeks of well-planned people power.

Scott Morisson sees the light
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Ringmaster Turnbull Falling Off The Ball

A big thank you to Tony Abbott, Malcolm Turnbull, Peter Dutton and ..... Bill Shorten. Together you have insured the end of the two party dictatorship. If you thought the 2016 election was rough ...... your parties will be lucky to get primary votes above 25%. Aussies have had a gut full of corruption, crumby policy and big egos wrecking our country and abusing our people.

Canberra-circus
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Sledgehammer Wielding Judge To Bring Justice

Bankers do not loan you money from deposits taken. They "create credit" with a fraudulent contract. Billie Rene' Powers will make history on July 30th in a Californian Court that will expose the criminal and abusive nature of banking. All countries and their people will see justice finally done.

Powers-to-the-people
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How would you like banks to behave?

Banks operate in a way that causes great harm to individuals and nations. What would your life be like if they operated in a way that was fair, honest and harmless?

Imagine what an honest banking system would look like. Also think about this - just because something is legal doesn't mean it's not harmful. Our big problem is -  if we can't stop the illegal things banks do right now how can we hope to stop the legal things they do that are harmful?

How-should-banks-behave?
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Equal Legal Power - It's Time

Do you think a bank that has ripped you off would take you to court if you had the same legal fire power as they do? Even better ..... do you think a bank would rip you off in the first place if they knew you could successfully take them on in any court required? BRN contributor Michael Sanderson is asking you to put a submission into the Royal Commission. Success will see banks responsible for their clients' legal expenses. It's a game changer. He's written templates for you to use. If he gets thousands of new submissions Commissioner Hayne will have to extend the duration of the RC. Join in .... we only get one RC - make it work ..... much better than what Turnbull and his banker mates had planned.

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Find the latest news and stories about banks caught out in illegal and corrupt activity from around the world.

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People Power - Bank AGMs - Round 1

HOT OFF THE PRESS - Craig Caulfield has been battling to get justice from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) for nine years. He has just sent us his latest on the first bank - CBA - to feel the power of the people during the AGM phase of the campaign. There are other banking events over the next few weeks. Join in. Here is what Craig had to say -

CBA AGM hears the truth from Bank Warriors
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NAB Banker Guilty

This NAB story is very interesting. Spot the difference - A banker rips off the bank and is quick smart reported to police - pleads guilty in court - and most likely will be jailed. A banker rips off a client .....  well you know how it used to end. But not anymore. We are now in a changed environment. Reforms are brewing that will see bankers heavily fined and jailed ..... and their victims fully compensated. Bankers that do not accept the new reality will be at very high risk of losing their jobs and bonuses .... at best. At worst ..... do not pass go ..... you know exactly where you will be heading. Any banker knowingly covering up serious crimes and misconduct will be held accountable.

NAB's Ferrari-driving banker guilty
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CBA Victims Corner CEO

Selwyn Krepp and Bob Bourne know how ruthless bankers and their lawyers can be. Both victims of CBA - they took the opportunity to meet with CEO Matt Comyn in Canberra .... right after the Economics Committee finished grilling him. BRN suspects Mr Comyn now has a much better understanding of the situation bank victims face. There is not much worse than losing you home, business and job thanks to bank misbehaviour.

Bank victims wait for CBA CEO  Matt Comyn
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ANZ in the dock - Big4 Banks Review

Hansard Transcript - The Treasurer has asked the Standing Committee on Economics to inquire into and report on a Review of Australia's Four Major Banks. This is ANZ's appearance at the fourth review. Members of the BRN team were in attendance to bear witness. The MPs on the committee did a magnificent job. The CEOs were not able to bluff their way out of being accountable. We have saved the transcript here for you.

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Westpac in the dock - Big4 Banks Review

Hansard Transcript - The Treasurer has asked the Standing Committee on Economics to inquire into and report on a Review of Australia's Four Major Banks. This is Westpac's appearance at the fourth review. Members of the BRN team were in attendance to bear witness. The MPs on the committee did a magnificent job. The CEOs were not able to bluff their way out of being accountable. We have saved the transcript here for you.

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CBA In The Dock - Big4 Banks Review

Hansard Transcript - The Treasurer has asked the Standing Committee on Economics to inquire into and report on a Review of Australia's Four Major Banks. This is the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) appearance at the fourth review. Members of the Bank Reform Now team were in attendance to bear witness.

The MPs on the committee did a magnificent job. The CEOs were not able to bluff their way out of being accountable. We have saved the transcript here for you.

CBA Bank - Meet bank victims
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Frydenberg Sees The Light

Public pressure works. Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg have been contacted many times about bank crimes. They both have been given case histories. They know have no chance of winning back public trust unless they extend the Royal Commission. Bankers and regulators must be held accountable and victims must be compensated. It's a no-brainer. Josh Frydenberg must contact Bill Shorten and arrange bipartisan support for an extension .... now.

No chance of an election win until banks are sorted
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Corruption Is Baked Into Banking

Bankers have a well-oiled operation which has enriched and protected them. Henchmen in law, politics and the regulatory system have all played an essential role in enabling corruption in the banking and finance sector.

However - times have now changed. The people are now aware and alarmed. They will no longer tolerate being abused and ripped off by a system which no longer appropriately serves the needs of Australians. Dr Evan Jones shows you the brutal truth right here.

Systemic & Grand Corruption Enables Bad Banking
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Bankers Prosper While We Suffer

John Quiggin nails it - the financial system is fundamentally flawed. It is used as a tool to siphon the wealth of the people and the nation into the hands of the elite. We don't have to wait until the next crash to fix this diabolical mess ........ but we will if people do not find out how they are being screwed and then take appropriate action. First step here in Australia is to extend the powers and duration of the Banking Royal Commission. Sign the petition below. Register for updates on our website and join our Facebook page. Then get ready to help push our politicians to do the right thing. We have an election coming up .... and the pollies know they are facing a wipe out.

Piggy-Bank
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Bank Victims Stories Reaching Parliament

Public pressure on politicians does work. Michelle Matheson was a bank victim ... she is now a bank reform activist kicking goals. Michelle has lobbied politicians, supported other bank victims .... and activists. She has now seen her story told in Parliament House. Speaking out is the only way to educate and motivate others to take effective action. For those willing to stand up and stand firm ... we salute you. To those who support bank victims and the fight for Bank Reform ... we thank you.

Support Bank Victims Extend Royal Commission
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NAB & CBA Committed Crimes

Banking Royal Commission exposes NAB and CBA as  committing criminal acts. There is a pattern here. The banks will soon respond and deny they have engaged in criminal actions. What will Commissioner Hayne do about it? Maybe he could ask for more power and time because what has been exposed so far is no surprise at all This is bread and butter banking. There is a depth of criminality that has not been touched. An extended Royal Commission will see his colleagues in law investigated as well as liquidators and other accomplices in deep banking. It won't be pretty.

Coming soon - the BRN Petition to Extend the Royal Commission. Let your local pollies know - the banking royal commission has only scratched the surface  -  it will be an issue at the Australian Election 2019.

NAB-CBA-Crime-Scene
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Turbocharge Banking Royal Commission

In a move sure to get results Senator Fraser Anning is hosting a media event to show all Australians that the banking Royal Commission needs to be enhanced and extended to do the job required. On Tuesday August 14 2018 bank victims and other concerned citizens are coming to Canberra to support his efforts. On the same day he is likely to make his maiden speech. Bank Reform Now hopes the finance sector and the way it is abusing all of us will be featured.

Not-long-enough-Turnbull
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Matt Comyn - Make The Call

The CBA Box Hill Scandal has made news around the world. Debbie Barker has sent an update to BRN. We think that Matt Comyn has no choice but to call the victims and pay them full compensation. And while he's at it .... how about a genuine apology. Oh ... and Mr Comyn should also call our friend Tony Rigg. Don't you think 30 years is a bit long for Tony to wait? What are you waiting for Matt?

Comyn
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Our Farmers Will Be Heard

This coming round of the Royal Commission will reveal many sad stories and the horrific number of cases showing the ruthless and bad behaviour by bankers in the bush. Senator Williams sums it up very well “The stress on families, the marriage breakdowns, the suicides; there’s been a lot of harsh goings-on by the banks for too long and when it ­involves land, farms and breeding herds that have often been in the family for generations, you never get over (being forced off your land),”

Farmer-Phillott-Vs-Banker-Smith
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Will the Swiss vote for financial justice?

It is slowly dawning on people that a secretive and powerful private banking cartel controlling the world's finance system just might not be in the best interests of the bulk of people living in every country on the planet. The Swiss Vollgeld initiative aims to make the financial system safer by stripping banks of the power to create money. It will in effect turn their liquid deposits into "state" or "sovereign" money. This is a critical step in the reform process. Did you know that Aussies will be given the chance to vote for a very similar proposal in 2019?  It just makes no sense to have bankers exploiting powers that rightly belong to the people via their sovereign governments. This article is essential reading. #OzElection19 will give Aussies the chance to top what the Swiss are attempting. See below for how you can help.

Swiss-vote
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Unconscionable Banking Laid Bare

Have you ever wondered why a bank would default you when you've never missed a payment? Or why the bank would sell your confiscated property for much less than market value? Doesn't make sense to sell it cheap and leave you with a debt that could have been significantly reduced if not paid off in full. Well Natasha Keys spills the beans. From a banker's point of view it all makes perfect sense. It's a very dirty business .... as you will see.

Will-Hayne-drain-the -swamp?
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NAB In The Dock - Big4 Banks Review

Hansard Transcript - The Treasurer has asked the Standing Committee on Economics to inquire into and report on a Review of Australia's Four Major Banks. This is the National Australia Bank's (NAB) appearance at the fourth review. Members of the Bank Reform Now team were in attendance to bear witness.

The MPs on the committee did a magnificent job. The CEOs were not able to bluff their way out of being accountable. We have saved the transcript here for you.

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Banking RC Activism Pays Off

BRN has worked with Michael Sanderson, helping him see a good proportion of our politicians. He was well received and the message has been heard. The people want a proper RC and a fit for purpose legal aid system. Will our representatives respond appropriately? The next sitting weeks will show us.

Banking Activist Michael Sanderson
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Collection of articles, stories and multi-media presentations about Bank Reform Now.

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CBA Admits Failures

All the MPs interviewing Matt Comyn have done a magnificent job. BRN gives kudos to each and every one of them. This article from the AFR's James Eyers is a beaut - kudos to James too. Matt Comyn has work to do. Victims of bank crimes are now organised. We are not going away. The only measure we have is the way banks remediate aggrieved customers and how they act to prevent crimes and misconduct in the future. The environment has now changed. Banks, their directors and their CEOs need to recognise that and change the way they are doing  business. The people want an honest financial service system .... we are not here to be fleeced.

Time to compensate the living
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Banks Should Fund Victim's Legal Costs

Angry victims of financial misconduct are calling for a bank-funded legal aid service as they struggle to match the legal power of the big banks. Michael Sanderson has campaigned with great tenacity and determination. He met with and contacted a huge number of politicians in Canberra to show them that effective legal aid was not only doable .... it is essential. Journalist Eryk Bagshaw recognised a good idea when he heard it. Many politicians have also heard the call. At the October meeting in Canberra the bank CEOs will also hear about that and other elements of justice heading their way.

Banks to pay legal expenses of victims
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Press releases are issued from time to time to alert the media and the public about breaking news and stories from Bank Reform Now.

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Action On MPs

Michael Sanderson has had a very productive week in Canberra. The politicians or advisors he met with were genuinely interested and impressed with his call for a bank funded legal aid system. There are many other politicians who are yet to respond to his invitation. The calls for justice are getting louder. We would like you to call Canberra today - details below. We understand that it may be hard to make time in some cases but only a few minutes are required. Pollies that don't respond positively to an extended Royal Commission and the Equality of Arms issue really will have a hard time justifying their place in Canberra.

The Untouchables to give you justice
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Banking Royal Commission Update - September 2018

Bank Reform Now (BRN) and our friends have been working towards a powerful Banking Royal Commission in Australia for over 5 years. For decades both major Australian Political parties ignored calls for a proper investigation into bank misconduct. The banks continued ripping off clients and thanks to government and regulatory inaction avoided serious reforms and payment of proper compensation to bank victims.

We all have pressed on regardless because we knew this was a battle that had to be won. Public & political pressure grew and eventually, in late 2017 the banks got in first and authorised Turnbull to put up their Royal Commission on their terms. Turnbull always opposed us... now he is gone. What now?

Extend Banking Royal Commission Australia
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What's Missing From Banking RC ?

While the Hayne Royal Commission into banking and finance has uncovered some shocking misconduct it really has just scratched the surface.  BRN wants a longer and stronger inquiry. Leon Ashby lists some critical areas that still require thorough investigation.

Hayne - Extend the Banking Royal Commission
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Pollies Given Banking Facts

BRN is aiming to get a roomful of politicians and journalists to attend the 14.08.18 Media Forum hosted by Senator Anning. We have invited over 700 people. Each of those invited have been given the information below. These outrageous cases of bank criminality - as well as what will be revealed at the Forum - prove the need for a longer and stronger Banking Royal Commission. Meaningful reforms will require major changes in the way the finance system is structured. The question is .... will Commissioner Hayne, the pollies and the journalists side with the people .... or the banks?

Time-to-act
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NAB Falsifies Court Documents

In 1994 under proceeding number 5356 of 1994 George Biritz issued a Writ against the NAB in the Victorian Supreme Court. The bank was unsuccessful in its attempt to convince the Supreme Court to strike out the Biritz family Claim. That's why they presented George Biritz with a fraudulent sequestration order.
 
The National Australia Bank created fraudulent court orders and a fake judgment. The Chief Justice of the Federal Court failed to act and instead covered up systematic criminal conduct by the bank, becoming an accomplice. The Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Australia also failed to act.

NAB-will-pay
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Banking To Be Exposed

PRESS RELEASE from Billie Rene' Powers - Have you lost your home to financial system crimes? Ever take out what you thought was a loan? Ever been foreclosed on? ... Homeless? .... Evicted? .... Car Repossessed? ..... Jailed for non payment of tickets? .... Child Support? .... Utilities shut off? This case is of interest to you and everyone you know. Latest update in this media release.

Corrupt-Fed-Reserve
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Chairman Turnbull Wants To Snoop

Draconian laws enabling the government and its agencies to spy on every citizen are being planned. Governments always seek to expand their control over citizens. It does not have to be this way. It's just a matter of changing our attitude. Are we freedom loving Aussies that love our country and its people ...... or are we serfs happy to be ruled, controlled, monitored, fleeced and taxed from birth certificate to death certificate?

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People Power - Join In!

Here is what you can do to spread the reform message right around the country. We will see criminal bankers jailed if we all work together to get real justice on the agenda. Download and print these two pamphlets and put them up ... on every relevant noticeboard from Perth to Sydney and all points between - North, South, East and West.

Time-To-Join-Together
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