The Guardian • banks

Piggy bank. Issue #2059

Why they’re bastards

“Robbing a bank’s no crime compared to owning one.” Bertold Brecht Private banks exist to make fat profits. Social conscience does not generate profits. If...

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Weasel Words heading Issue #2029


CARBON-NEUTRAL /ˌkɑː.bən ˈnjuː.trəl/ This is a good thing, right? It means that the thing which has been so described at least doesn’t add any more...

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ANZ bank in Jamestown, SA. Issue #2064

Leaving communities behind

In the past, every town no matter the size, was guaranteed to have two things: a pub and a bank. But in the last 25...

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Baby eating watermelon. Issue #2067

Monopoly capital

As families struggle to put food on the table and keep up with rental and mortgage payments, profits are soaring. Inflation was running at six...

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Issue #2046

The fight against public service austerity

No matter how much employers want workers to understand otherwise, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a boom period for capital. Finance capital, represented most obviously...

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Issue #2056

Greenwashing Overload Anna Pha “Our climate change commitment provides the framework for our strategy and our commitment to enable the transition by aligning our lending...

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Issue #2044


ABC journalists have voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking industrial action as they push for a fair deal from management. Close to 90 per cent...

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Bank with coin. Issue #2051

Banks laughing all the way

When the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) handed down yet another interest rate rise last week, it was crippling for ordinary working people, small business,...

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Issue #2066

Revolving doors of greed

The public sector and parliamentary corridors are infested with personnel from private enterprise, and not just the Big Four accounting/consultancy firms. They weave in and...

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Issue #2066

(Bank) Business as usual

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has just declared a 10.2 billion dollar profit. Its CEO has received 8 million dollars in bonuses. On top of...

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Coles in Chadstone Shopping Centre. Issue #2088

Price gouging: unions respond

On 7 February, former Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Chair Professor Allan Fels handed down his wide-ranging report into price gouging and unfair pricing...

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Issue #2057

Interest rate burden on workers

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is navigating a “narrow path” which Government Philip Lowe says is “likely to be a bumpy one.” Bumpy it...

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