I don’t see any point in having a Royal Commission if we know the answer.
— Ken O'Dowd, Gladstone Observer – 1 December, 2017

The banking royal commission has exposed a sick, rotten leadership culture in the big banks that have swindled working people and destroyed lives.

And it never would have happened if LNP MP Ken O’Dowd had his way.

Local victims of banking misconduct urged Mr Porter to support a banking royal commission but he ignored them and instead voted 26 times to block it.

Now Mr O’Dowd is supporting a push to give banks more access to workers’ retirement savings.

  Ken O’Dowd voting against motion to support banking Royal Commission.  SOURCE: Hansard

Ken O’Dowd voting against motion to support banking Royal Commission.
SOURCE: Hansard



10 dodgy bank practices the
royal commission has exposed

  1. Charging fees for no service

  2. Illegally leaving customers in higher-fee accounts

  3. Charging the dead

  4. Abusing children’s saving programs

  5. Breaching laws that stop people laundering money

  6. Breaching laws that stop people financing terrorism

  7. Deceiving the regulator

  8. Market rigging

  9. Giving dodgy advice

  10. Forging documents