A federal Royal Commission is a government inquiry established by the Governor-General pursuant to the Royal Commissions Act 1902 (Cth). The Royal Commissions Act allows the Governor-General, by Letters Patent, to
"issue such commissions, directed to such person or persons, as he thinks fit, requiring or authorizing [those persons] to make inquiry into and report upon any matter specified in the Letters Patent, and which relates to or is connected with the peace, order and good government of the Commonwealth, or any public purpose or any power of the Commonwealth. If customers can’t find it, it doesn’t exist. Clearly list and describe the services you offer. Also, be sure to showcase a premium service."
The 27 witnesses that appeared at the Hayne Royal Commission came from more than 10,140 submissions.
The Chairman of the Big Four Banks forced the hand of Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison to hold a "damage control" Royal Commission to head of a major more dangerous Commission of Inquiry that would be out of the executive Government and their major political sponsors.
It was the original intention of Royal Commissioner Hayne to have no public submissions at all!.