Senior Coalition figures signal commissioner will be granted extension if needed as Warren Entsch calls for banks to be penalised if ‘they have stolen from others’
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Key government agitators for the banking royal commission say they are concerned the inquiry has been given too little time to unearth wrongdoing – and that executive bonuses and profits need to be examined.

The Nationals senator John Williams told Guardian Australia the inquiry needed to be conducted forensically, as senior Turnbull government figures moved on Thursday to signal that the commissioner, Kenneth Hayne, would be granted an extension if he sought it.

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