“We look forward to working with whomever wins government to ensure the next Parliament protects essential business interests and ends unnecessary assistance to Australian households.”

That’s NOT the Business Council of Australia’s policy document on economic growth; it’s a clever full-page stunt from GetUp! in newspapers this morning.

This IS the Business Council of Australia’s policy document, according to Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer in Crikey today:

“In the end, the report is a vast, passive-aggressive economic fridge note. ‘Reform’ is what everyone else can do for business, even when it’s business itself that is failing to do basic things like engage with key trading partners. It betrays a core problem of Australian business, a worldview that it’s governments that deliver things like productivity and trade opportunities. And even when politicians deliver what the BCA wants, they get no credit.”

You can see what they were getting at …

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