We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
Companies are finally starting to work out what the Business Council's climate change policy is: vaguely supporting action, then sabotaging any efforts to actually do anything.
The BCA says it wants "a workable plan for Australia”, but it's just shuffling deck chairs on the Titanic.
Good morning, early birds. Prime Minister Scott Morrison is set to announce an acceleration of tax cuts for small businesses, and a new poll highlights Australians' apathy for local politics. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
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".
A new report from business groups urging the adoption of a bastardised TPP admits the economic benefits will be trivial. That hasn't stopped lobbyists hyping the results.
As the Liberal Party embraces interventionism, business would do well to wonder what role it played in the shift from market economics.
The Business Council demands maximum value for taxpayers' money. Funny that its chairman, Grant King, isn't so interested in demonstrating that about a colossal handout from the government to a small charity.
Sky News has materially degraded the standard of public debate in Australia. So why did its CEO get a gong for raising standards?
The government and big business have lost their war on behalf of retail superannuation. Are they now thinking of destroying the entire system?