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Business Hibernation to stop COVID-19 chaos

Morrison must lead effectively to save Australia from a massive health and economic crisis. Innovative policies such as the Business Hibernation will help. He must not play into the hands of vested interests that profit from Australian business collapses and rising, impossible to repay debt. The country is in grave danger if the wrong policies are put in place now. Who are the people and organisations advising Morrison? Once we know we can work out whose interests the policy prescriptions really serve.

No-one needs to go hungry, homeless or bankrupt if the crisis is handled well and compassionately.

Save businesses - let them hibernate
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Pollies Will Pay For Cash Ban

It's time to kill the CASH BAN Bill. Many pollies are too thick to realise the full story about caving into banker demands to kill off cash. Aussies want to live in freedom. Rights have been destroyed by pollies for decades - the Cash Ban is the final straw. Attacks on journalists & whistleblowers. Surveillance state & other attacks on privacy. Corrupt donations to parties. Unaffordable housing. Cost of living pressures. These are all signs of Australia going off the rails. Enough..!! Get active and put pollies in their place. They serve us .... not the bankers.

This article explains the danger and government lies .... plus gives you some downloads to help you contact MPs and Senators.

Cash Is King - Not ScoMo
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The Takedown Of Australia

In a country as wealthy as Australia why are we seeing such horrific suicide figures - particularly amongst farmers, veterans and our young? Why are so many struggling with cost of living pressures - particularly housing? We are seeing such hardships because our economic system is structured to CRIMINALLY extract as much wealth as possible from the people and their country. Australians have noticed a gradual loss of core freedoms and rights as well as an attack on the nation's sovereignty. This is a worldwide phenomenon and it stems from a battle between competing criminal cartels using politics and finance as a weapon of abuse, exploitation and control. Try this thought experiment - think of Australia as a town run by an organised crime ring. AND then see what has happened to Australia - all is not as rosy as pollies and bankers told us for the last 30 years - especially before elections.

Australia - run by the crooks - for the crooks
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Stand - Unite - Make It Right. The Launch

Election 2019 is our chance to show we are not falling for the two party run around again. Both major parties serve the elite. Both parties have had decades to make a big difference in bringing about a fair go for most of us. Right now most of us are sick of the games, lies and systemic corruption that infests two party politics here and in other nations.

Politicians who are stuck in the old ways of – vote buying – tax & spend sleight of hand manipulations – phony policies & promises – corrupt deal making with corporate donors – us versus them divisive politics – are just tinkering around the edges. Real reform requires bold, innovative and new thinking. That is what BRN's SUMIR program offers.

Send out the clowns
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Hayne Covers Up More Than He Reveals

Commissioner Hayne took on a role that deliberately limited his chances of successfully exposing the serious misconduct and crimes bankers are engaging in and profiting from. While there are some good suggestions for reforms in his report - he is really tinkering around the edges. While many in the media are keen to analyse what he has come up with - the real story is what he didn't look at.

Here we present some opinions re: his work but we also are keen to consider the areas that were not properly investigated ... or ignored. There is more work to do if Australians want a finance system that exists to serve their interests. That is a very different beast to the one that Hayne has been investigating.

Banking Royal Commission Hayne Exposed
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Emperors Stripped By RC's Rowena Orr

BRN and the merry bank warriors came to Sydney for Round 7 of the Hayne Banking Royal Commission. CBA, Westpac and ASIC were in the dock. QC Rowena Orr stripped the Emperors of finance bare. It was painful. How do these characters even think they deserve to be paid multi million dollar salaries?

Scandals, incompetence, chicanery, greed, deception all laid out forensically by the brilliant Counsel Assisting Rowena Orr. There is a cancer in our finance sector and it is killing our country. We need people like Ms Orr to cut it out. We cannot be free until the disease is cured. The Royal Commission needs to be longer and stronger. There are other players in the sector - including ex-CEOs - that require Ms Orr's healing touch and attention.

Rowena Orr - Banking Royal Commission
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It's Crunch Time - Freedom or Slavery?

Australia faces  a crisis possibly much worse than the Great Depression. We can only survive it by working together with a Prime Minister (and other political leaders) that are brave, honest and intelligent. Now is the time for the nation's leadership to level with us. What is the truth about the way our laws, economy and society are structured?

The following questions demand an honest response from Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese.

The COVID-19 crisis will see the elite increase our debt and steal more of our country's wealth. The choice boils down to ..... Freedom or Slavery?

Flaming pitchforks are coming for the rulers
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Virus Crisis - Act NOW

We have put together a set of suggested policies that could help Australia survive and thrive during and after the COVID-19 virus crisis. It is a modified shutdown with powerful protections - including a business hibernation program - to stop bankruptcies and home losses. We have put it into the form of the sort of speech we would have liked to see from the Prime Minister a few days ago. What do you think?

No-one needs to go hungry, homeless or bankrupt if the crisis is handled well and compassionately.

Time to hit reset
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Morrison Is Finished

At certain times a nation's leader may have to handle a crisis. It is only then that you discover if a leader is made of the right stuff. Morrison is not a leader. Australia's fire crisis has proven that. Here we explain how he stuffed up and why he will step down well before the next election.

Morrison the wizard of Aus is now unelectable
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Senate Refuses To Publish Cash Ban Submissions

The government is playing dirty to try and ram through the Cash Ban Bill. The Senate refused publication of thousands of submissions including the one from Bank Reform Now. We publish it here and encourage you to get active. Albanese and his ALP also want to ban cash. The only way we can stop the Bill is to force Scott Morrison to scrap it. We need to split the Liberal and National parties. Some of their members are opposed to it and the Victorian State branch voted against it recently. Time to take a stand against pollies working in the interests of foreign powers and organisations.

Senate pushes ahead with Cash Ban plan
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Liberal Party In Name Only

For decades it's been very hard to tell the major parties apart. They have both presided over: the trampling of freedoms and rights; Australia being sold off; the gradual destruction of the nation's sovereignty; and of course - the loss of respect for politicians and the institutions that are supposed to work in the people's interests. Here we come to the realisation that the  Liberal Party has no interest in fundamental freedoms. We lay bare their hypocrisy and lies. It's not a pretty sight.

Two things must be done by LNP politicians that are not happy with the party's lurch toward authoritarianism. They must get Morrison to axe the Cash Ban Bill and they must see to it that the Speaker of the House changes the rules to allow peaceful protest inside Parliament House.

Liberal Party?
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Financial Crimes No Longer Tolerable

This is a classic "truth to power" move from John Telford (VOFF) to Tim Wilson - Chair of the House Economics Committee. There have been too many financial scandals that have hurt hard working people who are saving for their retirement. It is no longer acceptable and if the government doesn't respond to reasoned discussion and peaceful protest then they will be held accountable. White collar criminals must be stripped of their assets and jailed. Victims of the Trio fraud are owed justice as are many others who have suffered from corporate criminals being allowed to get away with crimes by weak and compliant politicians.

The House Economics Committee - and indeed Josh Frydenberg - should now be insisting that banks claw back pay and bonuses ........ and "golden handshakes."

Tim Wilson has been informed about finance sector crimes
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Protest Or Perish

BRN CEO threatened with eviction from Parliament House .... for wearing a T-Shirt. Is this what has become of Australia? Have we forgotten about cherished rights and freedoms? Will the Speaker of the House Tony Smith adjust the rules regarding protest? If people can't protest peacefully what are their alternatives?

While NAB's CEO Phil Chronican was in the dock at the House Economics Committee someone complained about a T-Shirt. This is what happened next ....

T-Shirt causes trouble in Parliament House
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Bank AGM Campaign Ramps Up - 2019 Schedule

How do you reform the banks? You go behind enemy lines and attack head on with our most powerful weapon .... THE TRUTH..!! You present evidence, logic and facts. By working hard and smart you might just become unbeatable. The truth always wins in the end .... unfortunately for too many people it has taken way too long. The bank warrior AGM campaign is growing stronger and continues this year. Here is the 2019 schedule. After the events we will also add links to Video Highlights. Check the People Power - Bank AGMs - Round 1 link to see what was achieved last year.

AGM Campaign 2019
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Frydenberg Breaks The Code

The Australian Banking Association released its new Code of Banking Practice on the 1st of July. This letter was to be sent to Treasurer Frydenberg a few days later but we decided to hang onto it while we monitored ASIC, Treasury and the banks. We have now sent this to the Treasurer and publish it here today because very soon the Senate will vote on a motion to disallow the new Code. Every Senator must vote to axe the code ..... here's why.......

Banking code has got to go
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Justice Demands Action - Right Now

The finance sector has been shown to be operating in a way that harms customers and citizens in general. Criminals within the system have been allowed to profit from horrific abuses by not only bank CEOs and boards but also ASIC, the Bankers Association - and of course .... the politicians that they pretty much own and control. Everyone is affected - if people can't trust the government and the banks we really are done for.

The Banking Royal commission exposed the tip of the iceberg. Now is the time to push for reforms. This article gives you the tools you need to help get results. Political contact information - email addresses, phone & fax numbers. Plus policy positions that will change the finance sector and politics. If you want justice and a better future for your family work with us in an effective and coordinated campaign. It's a numbers game. A politician's main concern is keeping their seat. The aim here is to get MPs and Senators to publicly support policies that will benefit the people and country. Unless they publicly support you with speeches in the Parliament and media interviews they are not serious.

We have the power to turf them out. The number of people contacting them determines whether they take an issue seriously or not. Let's make 2019 the year we get justice.

Fight against corruption...
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Election 2019 Commentary

Election surprise. The ALP has a real knack of choosing flawed characters to lead from opposition. Bill Shorten had baggage. The public never warmed to him or trusted him. Rudd's second coming relied on the party locking in the leader. What could go wrong?

Pollies at the beach
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Australia Is Being Robbed

Wolves in sheep's clothing infest our government. Australia and its people are being robbed. Politicians and the major parties are facilitating the theft of our incomes, freedoms, resources and other assets. Farms, businesses, lives - all being stolen. Election 2019 is our opportunity to force new policies onto the agenda. Whoever wins any election must understand that they serve us ... not the party, not the elite and not themselves.

End the rat race
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ALP and LNP Must Both Be Sacked At Election 2019

The major parties have failed. They have had decades to bring about genuine reforms to decrease corruption and increase the well being of citizens. It is now clear to most that our democracy is being abused. The major parties serve elite and often foreign interests. Dodgy trade deals. Selling off our land and businesses. Seeing housing become unaffordable ..... all signs of something being terribly wrong. It's time to break out of the two party double-cross.

Liars liars .. country on fire
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Election 2019: Choose Candidates Wisely - The List

Election 2019 has some bright and caring people running with minor parties or as independents. The ones listed here support new ideas. They care about our country being sold out and ripped off. They want crooked bankers jailed and their victims compensated. We need good people in government before it's too late. The two party charade has reached its use by date. Let's see them each get less than a 30% primary vote. There are plenty of good alternatives. Election 2019 - It's our turn to win.

Every three years the charade bamboozles again
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UK Courts To Expose NAB

NAB's previous CEOs Andrew Thorburn and Cameron Clyne have serious questions to answer over the bank's dealing in the UK. Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks have been found to be engaged in dodgy dealings and the Australian head office at the time was up to its neck in it.

Fees For No Serv ice - NAB UK
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Election 2019 - The People Must Win ... Not A Party

The major parties do not serve the people's interests. Many of us are sick of being lied to and robbed by politicians and the corporations that own them. It's time to unite and demand new ideas for reform and justice. The people have the power. At Election 2019 we really must use it wisely.

Politicians don't read emails .... they count them. That's why an avalanche of emails demanding action to end corruption, bring in bank reform and other key policies will have an effect.

This action plan has tools including databases of all candidates' - emails / phone numbers / career experience - powerful stuff to help you get a commitment from the candidates.

Pollies Don't Read Emails ... They Count Them
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Pollies Just Lying For Your Vote

Do you think this time it will be different? How can we be sure that Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten are lying for your vote? Past performance is a good guide. BRN feels the only way to change things is to push independents and minor parties to support good policy. This will put important issues on the agenda. Once this attracts media attention the candidates in the major parties will realise their seats are at risk - there are no safe seats now. They and their parties too will then have to look at new ideas and policies. Voters are crying out for something different. The LNP and ALP will be struggling for a 30% primary vote. Voters have their boots and baseball bats ready. Election 2019 is our big chance for big opportunities.

Who do you trust? - the Easter Bunny!
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Step 3 - SUMIR - Triphasic Citizenship Dividend

If properly implemented the three step SUMIR program would end poverty. Every person deserves a fair go to build a good life. Step 3 - The Triphasic Citizenship Dividend is the payoff. Pollies that support the elite can easily be identified - they will reject meaningful reform. They prefer business as usual - selling out the people and their country.

At Election 2019 Aussies can go for bold. We are identifying  candidates right now that support the SUMIR movement. Join in and end the age of exploitation.

Aussies Go For Bold - SUMIR Step 3
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Step 1 - SUMIR - Sovereign Wealth Fund

Many nations have a Sovereign Wealth Fund. There is no reason Australia can't have one which serves the nation's interests. Here we describe how it would look and how it would be funded. Including the repatriation of wealth stolen from the people by criminals aided and abetted by corrupt politicians. The problems allowing the theft to occur are systemic & structural and therefore so are the solutions.

The goose was stolen
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Step 2 - SUMIR - Sovereign Monetary System

Australia used to have a national bank - the Commonwealth Bank. It was the people's bank designed to serve the nation's interests. It was stolen ... and it was an inside job. People are beginning to realise that having a criminal cartel controlling money and politics might  not be such a good idea. Time for a dose of structural reform before it's too late. It's not just money at risk - it's freedom and lives.

Sovereign Money Makes You Happy
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Journalism Versus the Big Banks

Adele Ferguson is one of the champions of the bank warriors. Without her gutsy investigative journalism it is quite likely that there would not have been a Royal Commission into banking. Bank Warriors support her call for a new  Royal Commission into APRA and ASIC.

Adele calls for RC into ASIC and APRA
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Bank Warrior Delivers Truth To Power

The Australian Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee headed by Senator Louise Pratt officially gave bank victims ten days to respond to their current inquiry - Resolution of disputes with financial service providers within the justice system. On Thursday the 21st of March they had a public hearing.

Plenty of insiders usually congregate at these events - lawyers, industry bodies etc. Here we saw the Australian Bankers Association and AFCA featured and giving responses ..... but one man representing bank victims was somehow allowed to present. Bank warrior Selwyn Krepp had something to say and it was much more than the Senators were expecting.

Mr Krepp has detailed to CBA various breaches of the Corporations Act, the NCCP and the Code of Banking Practice, plus the failure of their code of conduct.  This is a horror story that also was in large part responsible for the suicide of the Krepp's lawyer.

CBA has consistently and persistently refused to apologise and remediate Mr Krepp. The Senate must be wondering how CBA's CEO Matt Comyn sleeps at night when his bank can treat a customer in the way the Krepps have and are being treated.

CBA Bank Warriors - Selwyn Krepp
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CBA Was Not A Fair Legal Player

When asked at the 8.3.19 House Economics Committee CEO Grilling whether CBA had been a Model Litigant CEO Matt Comyn replies "No." This is significant for people that were subjected to unconscionable legal machinations by the bank's lawyers. Cases such as those of Dr Robert Cooke, Tony Rigg and Rory O'brien are now able to be looked at freshly .... and Mr Comyn promised he would. We welcome his commitment.

The old case routine is finished
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Bank Separation Now On The Agenda

Bankers thought they were off the hook with the handicapped Royal Commission but the Hayne inquiry revealed just enough for most informed people and journalists to realise that what wasn't exposed was more important than what was. The finance system is structured to fleece the population. CEC's Robert Barwick understands this very well. In an exclusive editorial for BRN he explains exactly why the banks must be broken up - vertically and horizontally. The Senate has been given the Banking System Reform (Separation of Banks) Bill 2019. Robert also shows how you can make a submission to support it ..... please do.

Break Up The Banks - Australian banking
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Access To Justice Emergency

URGENT...!! - The government is limiting time to respond to one of the most important inquiries to date - regarding: The Resolution of disputes with financial service providers within the justice system. You only have till the 1st of March - 10 Days!!!! ... from now...!!!

Bankers and Pollies Unite - Against You..!!
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Yellow Vests In Australia

Bank Reform Now CEO launches Yellow Vest Sydney gathering with powerful speech that spills the beans that the elite and their pollies don't want you to know about. The Yellow Vest movement's first Australian rallies began on Saturday the 19th of January 2019. While we have been inspired by the French movement Aussies are doing it their way. Peaceful gatherings to show the government we are sick of business as usual. For decades both major parties have worked against the people's interests. Just like BRN, the Yellow Vests want to bring power back to the people. They want to stop the elite controlling governments in order to facilitate their continuous fleecing of the people and country. Citizen Initiated Referendum is the only official policy they are pushing for.

This is the speech given by BRN CEO Dr B at the Sydney rally at Martin Place. He was asked by organisers to speak and of course he was happy to help ..... thanks to the sensible agreement that had been negotiated making Yellow Vest events family friendly and peaceful.

Yellow Vests Launch in Sydney
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Yellow Vest Peaceful Protests Coming Soon

France started it - and now the Yellow Vest movement is launching in Australia. Various Aussie groups have decided to work together peacefully to bring to Australia the one key goal of the Yellow Vests - Citizen Initiated Referendum. The key to bringing the power of democracy back to the people. If it's good enough for the Swiss it's good enough for all of us.

Aussie Yelow Vest Launch 19.01.19
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Banks Hide Genuine Remediation Formula

The old bank routine of Deny - Delay - Deceive no longer works. It has been flattened by Evidence - Logic - Facts - according to Bank Reform Now CEO Dr Peter Brandson. Now bankers accept remediation payments are to be paid but many want to diddle victims once again. BRN reveals today the formula for remediation that the banks don't want you to know about. Study it and spread it around. Proper remediation puts a bank client into the position they would be enjoying if the crime had not been committed.

The bank warriors are on the march. Australian politicians and bankers that don't wake up and see that the world has changed will be toasted, roasted and ousted. Corruption and finance sector rip offs are now front of mind for voters.

Bank Corruption, Lies & Fraud
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Marginal Seat Candidates Must Step Up

People power ramps up to save our democracy and country. For too long both major parties have allowed the finance sector to engage in misconduct and crime. The 2019 election is our best chance to change banking and politics. We encourage you to only vote for candidates that support good policy. The first test? We want all politicians to support a longer and stronger Banking Royal Commission. Commissioner Hayne has ignored too much of the most serious abuses. Now we will make sure Scott Morrison supports us by getting the LNP marginal seat candidates on side. Here's how we can all do it.

Can it get worse for Morrison
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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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