The woman asking the hard questions at the banking royal commission


Rowena Orr, QC, one of two silks assisting the landmark banking royal commission headed by former High Court judge Kenneth Hayne, offered a blunt assessment of the task confronting the inquiry on Monday.

  • Michaela Whitbourn
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

“The terms of reference … are broad and the time to report is short,” Orr told Hayne in Melbourne.

“We embrace the challenge involved in assisting you.”

Rorr 1aOrr and her fellow counsel assisting the commission – Brisbane-based silk Michael Hodge, QC, and junior barristers Albert Dinelli, Eloise Dias and Mark Costello – have just 12 months to help Hayne uncover and…

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