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Tony ‘moral and correct’ Shepherd’s parting shot from BCA

Tony Shepherd has left the Business Council demanding Labor “be held to account” for its fiscal decisions. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer wonder which decision those might be.

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Meet Tony Shepherd, Transfield’s doyen of debt

Tony Shepherd, charged with finding ways for the Commonwealth to pay down debt, knows plenty about debt, and not so much about paying it down, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Keane’s slash-and-burn suggestions for the Commission of Audit

If the Commission of Audit is serious about eliminating unnecessary government activities, here are some suggestion (including selling off AusPost).

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The good and the bad of Hockey’s Commission of Audit

Joe Hockey is lifting the debt ceiling and firing up a Commission of Audit to tell us what to privatise or cut. The scope of the Commission is excellent, but the panel members are mostly duds, write Crikey commentators Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

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Crikey Calling: the earning and learning podcast

Has the Business Council of Australia got a vision for Australia? Has anyone? Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane takes Crikey editor Jason Whittaker through the business agenda. Plus should we really give a Gonski?

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Shepherd’s vision: kamikaze politicians delivering for business

Tony Shepherd’s economic vision for Australia ignores what we’ve already achieved and relies on politicians delivering for business regardless of what the electorate wants, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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Tony Shepherd and freedom of corporate speech

The rhetoric on media ownership laws coming from the business sector is nonsensical. And whose free speech do they want to protect?

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Poor management: the new black for IR deregulationists

The latest twist in the productivity debate is to use evidence of poor management as the basis for deregulating industrial relations.

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