Talks@Willoughby presents Adele Ferguson

Start Date & Time: Friday, 9 August 2019 12:30 pm

End Date & Time: Friday, 9 August 2019 1:30 pm

Address: Chatswood Library on The Concourse, Lower Ground, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood

Cost: Free

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Hear the shocking truth about Australia's financial institutions, as told by Adele Ferguson - the journalist who broke the stories that led to a royal commission.

In Banking Bad, Adele traces the origin of the banking scandal to the early 1990s when buckets of money began pouring into compulsory superannuation funds. Attracted by the increasing cash, banks devised corrupt or questionable practices to get their hands on funds, along with aggressive selling practices that ignored due diligence, trust and honesty.

Drawing on the multiple sources who led her to break the stories of greed and malpractice - the individuals, business owners, farmers and ordinary people who lost everything - Adele's series of investigations into financial institutions over the past five years helped bring about a royal commission into the sector. 

Bookings are essential.

Please note: seating is on a first come, first served basis with limited standing room available. If you require assistance with seating, please contact the Library prior to the event.

Lindfield Bookshop will provide copies of the author's book for sale on the day.

Contact: Willoughby City Library on 9777 7900 or email

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