Comment of the Week goes to…

by 22 Nov 2013
This week's winning comment came after it was revealed yesterday that David Murray would head a major inquiry into Australia's financial system.

Murray has a strong background in the financial sector, and has been awarded a number of prestigious accolades for his services to the industry - but it was his background as chief executive of Commonwealth Bank from 1992-2005 that created a stir amongst brokers.

Reader 'dpathle' shared his perspective on the issue - with an illustrative use of Star Wars references to get his point across.

"​I'm picturing David Murray as Luke Skywalker and the bankers as Darth Vader. 'David ol' buddy ol' pal, it's been a while, come on in and take a seat and listen to what we have to tell you about how our industry should be run'. Be strong David and I hope the force is with you, because ASIC and APRA have not been managing the dark forces very well over the years."             

Thanks to everyone who contributed comments over the last seven days and keep an eye out next Friday to see if you're the author of Australian Broker's next top 'Comment of the Week'!                   


  • by dpathle 22/11/2013 2:01:51 PM

    I heard a great comment yesterday about David Murray on the Perrett report. "The Government seem to be filling these committees with Generation X....spelt Gen EX, as in ex bankers, can't we get the young future forward thinkers into these roles and stop dusting of grey folk that helped us into some of this mess".