SLOMO CONFIRMS CABINET LEAK REPORT ON BANKING ROYAL COMMISSION

Today’s report of Cabinet leaks over a Royal Commission into the banks is further evidence the Prime Minister shutdown the House of Representatives to try and shutdown such an inquiry into the banks.

The Cabinet leak was confirmed by Scott Morrison on morning radio.

“You wouldn’t expect me to go into what the deliberations of Cabinet are but you also wouldn’t find it puzzling that the Cabinet would from time-to-time consider you know these sort of issues, I mean of course they would.”

 MORRISON, ABC RADIO AM, WEDNESDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2017

Malcolm Turnbull has not only lost control of the Coalition backbench, and the Parliament, but as reports today suggest, he’s lost control of the Cabinet.

Such a clear leak from the Cabinet as soon as the Cabinet adjourned shows how much confidence the Cabinet has in Malcolm Turnbull’s judgement.

The Prime Minister and his Cabinet colleagues are so out of touch, that they’re reduced to leaking on each other and jostling for the top job instead of governing for all Australians and holding the financial sector to account.

It’s hard to work out what Malcolm Turnbull is trying to avoid more these days – a Coalition party room meeting, the House of Representatives sitting or a meeting of the Cabinet.

Federal Labor has had a clear and consistent policy of a Royal Commission into the financial sector for well over 18 months now. If Malcolm Turnbull had listened to Bill Shorten at the time, such a Royal Commission would have reported by now with the Government working through the implementation of its recommendations.

Whichever way you cut it, time is running out on Malcolm Turnbull running interference for the banks on a Royal Commission into scandals, conduct and culture.