Top positive review
An extraordinary exposure of commercial greed and corruption
16 October 2019
Adele Ferguson received a Gold Walkley award for outstanding journalism for her work pre and during the #BankingRoyalCommission (a Twitter hashtag that saw a great deal of usage 😆.
Banking Bad is clearly a work of non-fiction and covers the lead up to and the progress of the Australian Government’s Royal Commission into criminal behaviour and corporate greed throughout Australis’s financial sector. By necessity, Banking Bad has its plot and cast of characters pre defined.
Adele Ferguson brinks the skills of a seasoned investigative reporter to the story and tells it in a thorough but easily understandable way. This book is well written and highly recommended.
If I may add a personal post script; I, like many readers I guess, am left dismayed at the lack of action that Australia’s Liberal-National government has taken after the Royal Commission’s report was released. Despite numerous tales of harrowing wrong doing at the personal and corporate levels not a single person or organisation has faced a charge for their misbehaviour. It’s just wrong!