The Pickering Post
Thursday, 21st February 2019

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Larry Pickering

Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.



Has anyone noticed that every time a government witch hunt admonishes the financial service corporations, the "reform" simply ends up with the Contract, and the FSA (Financial Services Advice) / FSG (Financial Services Guide) simply grows by a few more pages, with more qualifications and caveats than you can read in a week protecting the corporations. They still take your money with impunity and you, the buyer, still take all the risks. Let's be honest - it is a given that the "financial advisors" (including the union super funds) do not expect you to read 65 pages of small type legalese and question the details.

absolutely agree

They knew they were doing it so they continued on until their greed got them to where they are now ,in the early 90's in Cairns NQ MLC financial advisor advised me to cancel my MLC Super policy and then have it rewritten by that person ,the reason being is because that policy is not sold anymore so they'd like to start from afresh with an updated version so I rang my Father who worked for MLC in the late 60-70s and signed me up himself and I enquired what's going on and he told me to tell them to bugger off , the MLC financial advisor wanted the sign up fee, as the policy was ok as it was .

Maybe someone remember how much that CBA logo cost?

It will never happen Larry. Good thought though.

So True Larry, Ned Kelly was a Gentleman.

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