THE CASE FOR BETTER REGULATION IN BANKING - 2010 Conference
Money and Power
SYDNEY, 6 AUG 2010
Money & Power: How much is too much in corporate Australia?
Presented by Catalyst Australia and The Australia Institute
Sydney, Friday 6th August 2010
The conference looked at the impact of corporate power across the spectrum of our financial and political institutions, on our environment and in workplaces, and covered a number of hot topics including the Australian Government's response to the GFC, the Australian banking system, the mining tax and resources sector, political donations and the corporate workplace.
- Bernie Fraser - Chair Members Equity Bank, former Reserve Bank Governor
- Maree O'Halloran - Director Welfare Rights Centre
- Jack Gray - Woolley Centre for Capital Market Dysfunctionality, UTS
- Ross Buckley - Professor of Law, UNSW
- Tony Maher - President, CFMEU Mining
- Joan Staples - Visiting Fellow, Faculty of Law, UNSW
- Andrew McIntosh - Assoc Director, ANU Centre for Climate Law and Policy
- Rae Cooper - Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney
- Rosanne Kerlin - National Director of Campaigning and Bargaining, FSU
- John Sutton - National Secretary, CFMEU
- Lee Rhiannon - NSW Greens MP
- Keith Ewing - Professor of Public Law, Kings College, London
- Louise Tarrant - National Secretary, LHMU
- Ged Kearney - President ACTU (TBC)
Resources from the Conference
The Australia Institute's banking report
The Australia Institute launched its latest report at the conference:
For more information on The Australia Institute's work go to www.tai.org.au
Bernie Fraser's speech
- You can view the ABC's coverage of Bernie's speech.
- Jack Gray's presentation on the financial crisis
- Rae Cooper's presentation, Contraditions for Women 'at work'
- Jo-anne Schofield's opinion piece, Big money still opens big doors to our politicians
- Josh Fear's opinion piece on Money and Power.
A number of media outlets covered the launch of The Australia Institute's paper at the conference.
- The World Today (ABC): New report shows banks pushing debt
- Herald Sun: Banks rake in more than $3.7 billion a year by moving outside RBA rates
- The Age: Banks 'pushing' credit card debt
Attitudes to Corporate Australia poll
A recent survey comissioned by Catalyst revealed that Corporate Australia has somewhat of an image problem on its hands. View the results of the poll: