It's already running behind schedule and the general public is still waiting for information — although the industry has been kept up to date. Now, a surprise announcement further changes the royal commission's plans, writes Anne Connolly.
Consumed by the question of how people who claim to believe in the Gospel could prey on children, abuse survivor Peter Gogarty is taking the issue to the International Criminal Court, asking its prosecutor to investigate senior Catholic Church officials for what he calls crimes against humanity.
Westpac shareholders send an overwhelming message of dissatisfaction, with more than half voting against the bank's remuneration report.
AMP's new boss Francesco De Ferrari says he has not worked in an organisation that has not made mistakes, but the test for his tenure will be how quickly the company fixes its errors.
At 82, Geoff Meyers died never getting the redress payout he had hoped would provide some recognition for the sexual abuse he suffered as a ward. In the first five months of the scheme, 2,000 people have made applications, but only 20 survivors have received any form of redress.
The royal commission tried to cut through the apologies and the corporate jargon to get to the heart of what went wrong at Australia's biggest banks. Here are the major lowlights of the inquiry, simplified.
After nine months of damning evidence of misconduct and malpractice, the final fortnight of hearings neatly encapsulated the banking royal commission, especially the starkly contrasting evidence of NAB's CEO and chairman.
The head of bank regulator APRA is the last witness on the stand as the royal commission holds its final day of public hearings.
NAB has told staff to 'fill our funnel' with new loan sales before Christmas, despite telling the banking royal commission high-pressure marketing corrupted customer outcomes.
The banking royal commission is in its second-last day of public hearings, with ANZ boss Shayne Elliott continuing to answer questions about the bank's pay practices and handling of customer compensation.