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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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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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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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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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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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Turnbull & Shorten Fail

Responses to the Bill & Mal Show have us arguing over taxes. That is not the real battle folks. It is a distraction. Just like arguing whether Turnbull or Shorten should lead. It's an illusion of choice. Propaganda has limited the spectrum of the allowed and acceptable debate. You are allowed to argue, discuss and fight about trivia. While the critical issue is nowhere to be seen or heard. The fundamental issue is not even on the table. But remember - the system is structured to fleece all of us and our nation. Genuine structural reforms would enable you to have the same, or better, standard of living with half the amount of paid employment. You could be working part time, job sharing, maybe only working half the year. And - you would have world class services - education, health, transport, proper retirements. It's all possible .... but a pollie will never ever show you the way. BRN wants to change the agenda and break the matrix ...... and with your help the unmentionable will be up for discussion before the next election.

Just for fun we present an oldie but goodie explanation of the the Aussie tax system below. Have a beer with Mal and Bill.

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Budget Targets Hit

Once again a treasurer ignores the big picture and fiddles around the edges. Many of our young will never own their own home in part because bankers love big pay cheques and bonuses. So what does Morrison do? He cuts taxes on beer. The genius crows about hitting targets ... and he's right. But what target? Budget night is full of fantasy and fudged figures because the truth is just too alarming ..... and dangerous. We are going backwards while the pollies pretend we are going forwards. Debt levels worsen every year. Billions on education and way too many of our kids are having difficulties with literacy and numeracy. What gives?

Budget-2018
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Letter Of Demand

The previous big bank CEOs must deal with a letter of demand very much like the type sent to victims of predatory banking. Let's see them asked to drop in the keys to their homes and have their lifestyles turned upside down. The tables have turned now that the Hayne Banking Royal Commission has blown the lid on just how much crime and corruption exists in the financial system. Up to now senior bankers could run off with the loot regardless of how much damage clients and shareholders were left with. Decisions made by the CEOs decimated clients and cost shareholders millions if not billions of dollars and yet the bonuses and golden handshakes just flowed on regardless. It has been a boys club where insiders took parasitical pleasure from ill-gotten wealth. Actually - it's more like an organised crime ring ... but regardless - those days are over! The people will not tolerate a crooked finance system being protected by paid off politicians any longer.

WANTED-ex-CEOs
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Bankers Are Scared

Banks are scared of a Royal Commission ... but just not the one they think they will be facing. Will politicians and public servants who covered up bank crimes be held to account? Commissioner Hayne gets a shot at turning his Commission into something grand. Will he take it?  The banks are scared of something else too .... cryptocurrency ... our liberator?

Crytocurrency - Banks afraid
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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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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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BRN KPI For BanksRC

Turnbull and the banks wanted a sham Royal Commission into the the finance sector. BRN has released 11 Key Performance Indicators to help us identify whether the Hayne inquiry is genuine or not. The Commissioner has the powers required to make sure each point is met. Will he do the job? Apart from successfully meeting the KPIs the other measure of the Commission's worth will of course be the brightness of the smile on the Turnbull dial.

BRN-RC-KPI
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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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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.

What-else-can-we-find?
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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?

Turnbull-wants-to-snoop
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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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OzElection19 - Let's Get Started

The time has come. A fact's a fact. The system's corrupt. It's time to act. The 2019 election might be our last chance to rescue our democracy, country and way of life. It is now very clear that politics is a circus designed to distract us from important issues. BRN will put the unmentionable issue on the agenda and encourage you to demand important structural reforms. Any politician that wants to be elected will know they must begin serving the people ... not the elite.


Representative-Democracy?
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RC Round 3

The Banking Royal Commission is next looking at small and medium sized businesses. Get involved now. See the BRN Vigil Flyer and CBA Boycott Pamphlet downloads below. Print them out and put them on noticeboards right around the country. If you want to turbocharge our road to justice get a BRN T-Shirt and hand out the Boycott Pamphlet to anyone that cares about sorting out the banks and the corruption that exists in Australia right now. Not everyone is awake but we really only need around 5% to take a stand with us to give us a very good chance of victory.

This battle is political - BRN is now in election mode - details below for OzElection19.

Banks-RC-Round-3
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CBA Boycott Begins

After years of government disregard for financial system criminality the people have decided to take matters into their own hands. By choosing to boycott CBA for at least 12 months people have decided to send a strong message to Malcolm Turnbull and the directors of CBA - a message that will be heard around the world. People have had enough of the rip offs and crime permeating the banking system. If a bank can't make adequate profits without crime then it is time to change the industry model. A new system is required and it may mean significant restructuring will be on the agenda - preferably before the next crisis.

Big-Bank-Bank-begins
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Bankers Face Exile

It is inevitable that people will find the behaviour of bankers intolerable. In a world first, upper echelon Australian bankers will likely soon be shunned by a broad section of the community. We will have important reforms when we have the guts to take a united stand. We must demand our freedom, rights and privacy. We do that in part by laughing our tormentors out of their positions of power and influence. Shunning these characters is far easier and more effective than violent revolution. Eventually we will have our justice & freedom by developing and using an alternate system that suits our needs - not theirs. It is that simple!

Australian Public Shame & Shun the Bankers and Financial Institutions
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Sham Commission Must Be Opposed

The battle for a proper investigation into the financial system has intensified with Malcolm Turnbull's attempts to sabotage the upcoming Royal Commission with unsatisfactory terms of reference.

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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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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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Landmark ANZ Justice?

ANZ CEO Shayne Elliott is not expecting any surprises at the Royal Commission. He feels that almost every aggrieved customer has been remediated. We'll see about that. There is a big difference between what a bank thinks is justice and what really compensates a ripped off client.

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Legal Parasites In Feeding Frenzy

Bankers flout the law every single day right around the world. The story in South Africa is very much the same everywhere. The only way to get justice for all users of bank services is to put  a stop to the abuses of law that enrich lawyers and bankers. The truth is these characters don't deserve champagne lifestyles ..... that are funded by crimes against their customers ..... and our country. Will the Australian Banking Royal Commission expose the truth? It's headed by a very well paid lawyer ..... time will tell.

Hayne-can't-believe-it
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Protect yourself - storm is coming

With government and banker created bubbles likely to pop ... what can you do to protect yourself? The hard truth is that for three decades Aussies have benefited from pure luck. The Australian economy has grown through a property bubble inflating on top of a mining bubble, built on top of a commodities bubble, driven by a China bubble. Time is just about up. Only genuine reforms can save us .... and it might be too late. Meanwhile some of these tips might help you survive.

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Have A Laugh And Other Issues

Enjoy a bit of satire and light relief or read about other topics related to the Bank Reform Now Campaign.

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Turnbull Speaks Out

Where there's joke there's fire. Will Australia's Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, any other prominent politician or indeed any media superstar tell it how it is? We need them to start speaking out if we want meaningful reforms. Australia is being fleeced while our politicians sit and fiddle about. This "interview" gets to the point. More truth in five minutes than you'll see in the mainstream media in a lifetime.

Malcom Turnbull - Australian Prime Minister
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