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Delusions run deeper and deeper for Australian business

Delusions run deeper and deeper for Australian business

The new line from the business lobby is that our economic growth is "just luck". In fact the refusal of politicians to obey their demands has been crucial to that "luck".

Aldi and its employer mates are hell-bent on keeping your wages low

Aldi and its employer mates are hell-bent on keeping your wages low

Employers remain committed to undermining wages growth despite the evidence that wage stagnation is undermining both the economy and our political system.

We trust our athletes to compete, so why not our businesses?

We trust our athletes to compete, so why not our businesses?

Australia's businesses should be allowed to compete in a free-trade environment, writes James Pearson, CEO, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Company tax: the Four Rentseekers sing a song of bullshit

Company tax: the Four Rentseekers sing a song of bullshit

Business has come out swinging at critics of the company tax cut -- but its attack is riddled with flaws.

Business takes time out from write-downs to lecture the rest of us

Business takes time out from write-downs to lecture the rest of us

It'd be fine for business to lecture the rest of us about public policy if they weren't busy trashing billions in shareholder wealth. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

The dirty secret of penalty rate opponents: business is booming

The dirty secret of penalty rate opponents: business is booming

Far from being "crippled" or "killed" by penalty rates, Australia's cafe and restaurant sector is growing so fast it will soon overtake manufacturing.

Your brunch will not get cheaper if penalty rates are quashed

Your brunch will not get cheaper if penalty rates are quashed

Industry groups say penalty rates should be wound back to "protect small business". This is nonsense, say Giri Sivaraman and Alana Heffernan of Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.

How the FWA was a miserable failure — at justifying business hysteria

How the FWA was a miserable failure — at justifying business hysteria

Last year was the second lowest year for industrial disputes since records began. So much for business claims it would lead to industrial chaos.

The dirty secret behind those calls for employee wage cuts

The dirty secret behind those calls for employee wage cuts

While business demands lower wages, the current system has delivered a real wages cut to Australian workers, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

The op-ed rejected by the papers: unions and employers agree on skills

The op-ed rejected by the papers: unions and employers agree on skills

The newspapers didn't want to publish a joint op-ed by business lobbyist Peter Anderson and unions boss Ged Kearney on the need to upskill Australian workers. Crikey is happy to.