‘This is not a proper royal commission,’ says Denise Brailey, who has agitated against mortgage abuse for decades
In the 90s Denise Brailey, a single mother who was beginning to make her name as a tenacious consumer rights advocate, enrolled in a criminology course. To her surprise she was told by her teacher that there was no white-collar crime in Australia so she would be looking into murders and other assorted wrongdoing.
How things change. Over the past two weeks the banking royal commission has exposed the shocking extent of misconduct and possibly criminal behaviour by the financial sector in a system driven by greed.