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Mike Kane of Boral is only the latest in a long line of business figures who like to lecture the rest of us while their shareholders endure huge losses.
Australia's business elite remains convinced all it needs to do to restore community trust is offer a better "narrative". It's a view only the deeply delusional and out of touch could possibly hold.
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.
Grant King's ignominious exit from the BHP Billiton board may have been a big moment for director accountability in Australia, but it was an entirely inconsistent one.
Adam Schwab tallies the great snubs and flubs of the business world in 2017.
The Business Council of Australia has major problems, with chair Grant King bailing out on a short-lived board position with BHP, and CBA head Ian Narev struggling with the money laundering crisis, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.
With Catherine Livingstone’s term as BCA president coming to an end last year, Grant King ended up in the role.
Bruce McWilliam palling around with jailbirds ... Skye Leckie unloads on Tim Worner ... more cuts coming to public service? ...
At a time when the Business Council desperately needs new thinking, another old white male from traditional corporate Australia takes over, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.