Shock horror! Unions are playing politics! Worse, they’re influencing Labor Party policy.

Extra shock horror! Business is playing politics, too! Former senior Liberal Party staffers are condemning Labor Party policy. The gall.

Reality check. Special interest groups aren’t called special interest groups for nothing.

But perhaps there should be some amendments to the Trade Practices Act so we really know where they’re coming from.

It would be much easier to understand debate and put comments in context if they came from groups with names like the Industrial Standover Merchants Union and the National Association of Dark Satanic Mills. Much easier for readers of the Daily Telegraph than the somewhat ideologically ambiguous Business Council of Australia or the bland Australian Council of Trade Unions.