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Risk & Insurance

Bert goes into bat for insurance commissions

Less than an hour after Labor’s Stephen Jones said insurance commissions were “a problem”, Liberal MP and ex-planner Bert van Manen called them a “perfectly valid form of remuneration”. Despite his endorsement, financial services minister Jane Hume says the government will also wait on the LIF review's findings before making a call on the issue.
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M&A is not a democratic state

Democracy may be alive and well in Joe Biden’s America but there’s no room for democratic principles like equality when it comes to mergers and acquisitions. Success requires a dominant home-base to take control, AZ NGA's Paul Barrett writes.