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Yesterday, 10:30 AMThanks for breaking the post drought today, SC!
I was going to add to the "Bankers behaving badly" thread, but got too depressed just thinking about how CBA, ANZ and Macquarie can keep getting away with it. What the heck is ASIC there for?
Anyway.... your field of expertise seems to be a hot commodity - lucky you! Best of luck with your plans.
I have been blissfully ignoring Australia and it's economy for the last week and a half Anders whilst on holiday. I'm in Hanmer Springs at the moment and looking forward to releasing all my built up toxins into the New Zealand drinking water supply tomorrow while availing myself of their steam baths and thermal pools. My toxins combined with Ms clowns are enough to set NZ on a path of revolution. The NZ dawn isn't out of the question.
Hence I hadn't seen the bad bankers thread.
Now that I have seen it I can answer your question of where is ASIC with another question. Actually several questions. If ASIC were really keen on regulating the banks then why wouldn't they allowed off every indiscretion they have perpetrated? If they didn't have enormous influence then why were they offered a guarantee by the government? Why were they allowed carte blanche with their LVR rates post GFC? Why does every treasurer jawbone about doing something about the banks not passing on rate cuts and then do nothing?
The answer of course is that the banks are in charge. Some people believe it's the mining companies and though they do wield some clout the banks sh*t on them in terms of sway. That's why talk of a bank super profits tax has been scotched. Apparently Hockeys mother in law lost a bundle due to the same dodgy financial advisor you're article cites. Joe don't care, he understands the power relationship. AKA f*ck with us Joe and you gone.
Yesterday, 08:14 AMGetting tighter! Potentially, a flood of unemployed contractors & permanent IT staff from Canberra will begin to hit the market at the end of the year.
I'm considering jumping ship at this point as I am being shifted to support. Not just support but support for some WTX system which is going away from both my expertise and my favoured area. Security. I'm already bored with the new project. Incidentally, it was developed offshore in India. There are a couple of jobs in new development but in departments that might fall under the axe post September. I'm tipping a short downturn in contracting and a pickup post election. Someones got to do the work. They won't offshore security applications/frameworks. The WTX stuff is point and click configuration sh*t. No fundamental knowledge required.
Yesterday, 07:29 AM
Yesterday, 07:11 AMCW Stoneking
15 June 2013 - 12:12 PMMs clown and I haven't been refused once so far for being a gay* couple in NZ so suck sh*t howard sattler...
* I'm not a hairdresser but I do enjoy baking scones therefore under the satler rules I must be gay.