By Situation Theatre 30/9/2018
The politician who voted against the Banking Royal Commission 26 times, dismissed the idea as a “populist whinge”, and campaigned to give the banks a $17 billion tax cut, is shocked that the banks have been so unethical.
Scott Morrison once said the Royal Commission was “nothing more than crass populism seeking to undermine confidence in the banking and fincancial system, which is key to jobs and growth in this country”.
What seems like about five minutes ago, he also described it as a “reckless distraction”, “opportunistic” and reassured no-one by saying “let’s not forget that our banking and finance sector is a well-regulated sector”.
Milliseconds later he described the Commission’s “shocking revelations” which were “abhorrent”, “deeply disturbing”, “deeply distressing” and condemned the serious behaviour that “can attract penalties which include jail time”.
Perhaps it’s unfair to criticise the PM for this abrupt turnaround. After all, people change.
People might but Scott Morrison doesn’t.
So far only 27 victims have voiced their stories out of 9300 submissions.
For this reason Labor has urged the government to give the Royal Commission more time and scope, allowing it to travel to hear stories from wronged customers throughout Australia.
The Prime Minister on the other hand denies the need for an extension. In fact, now the interim report has been handed down, he’s hoping his mates in the financial sector can have some much-needed respite.