SO, BANKS must do anything to maintain profits? No doubt mums and dads are enjoying the dividends, while ignoring the means by which the profits were generated. But who am I, a non-shareholder, to question? Andrew McNess, Ivanhoe
I KNOW diversification is a basic tenet of successful investment, but could you really go wrong putting all your money into the big four?
Jim Picot, Altona
MAYBE ordinary Australians might now have the urge to Occupy the Banks?
Louise Johnson, Richmond
WE ARE being led down a path that enriches the undeserving few and impoverishes the decent many. Perhaps the CEO could take a 20 per cent pay cut to demonstrate that banks have some sense of place in our society.
Jarrod Hall, Brighton East
SURELY it would be cheaper to sack one overpaid executive than send out 1000 dismissal notices.
Bruce Dudon, Mount Macedon
THE big four are at it again, and listening to their spin makes me sick. Why aren't they honest and admit that they are just very greedy?
Bill Proctor, Launching Place
STOPPING the boats is sooo yesterday, Tony. How about stopping the banks?
Ian Jamieson, Newtown
ALL this righteous puff about the way Julia became PM. Coups and plots are normal in politics. There are no rules.
Peter Johns, Sorrento
THOSE people saying Ms Gillard showed poor judgment to go on Four Corners would be the first cabs off the rank decrying her refusal to go on if she had declined.
Pip Denton, Guildford, NSW
THE Four Corners report surely must tell Julia Gillard that if you lie down with dogs you get up with fleas, but if you lie down with Shorten and Arbib they throw in tapeworms as well.
Ian Hetherington, Moama, NSW
IS IT possible that Julia Gillard's staff, without her knowledge, are now preparing her resignation speech?
Thos Puckett, Ashgrove, Queensland
LET'S just hope that senior staff in the Liberal Party are busy preparing Malcolm Turnbull's victory speech.
John Bye, Elwood
BRUCE Rogers (14/2), Tony Abbott will star as PM. After all, silver screen legend Gary Cooper carved out an enviable career with three words in his vocabulary: yep, nope and howdy.
John White, Bright
RED light, traffic banked up, Burke Road blocked. No worries. Motorbike rider just hops on to the footpath. Easy. Problem solved.
Margaret Callinan, Balwyn
I LOVE to punt on the "four-legged lottery". But I seriously question the proposition that investments in racehorses or a racehorse syndicate is an appropriate activity for any superannuation fund.
Michael Gamble, Belmont