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Chinese President Xi Jinping

China supports ‘comprehensive review’

Good morning, early birds. Chinese President Xi Jinping announces support for a comprehensive review once the pandemic is under control, and Angus Taylor is set to release a climate policy review today. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Boral CEO Mike Kane in 2014. (Image: APP/Dan Himbrechts)

Exit stage right: another vocal executive leaves to the sound of one hand flapping

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.

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce at the AFR Business Summit in Sydney. (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Australia’s ruling class is in denial. The AFR’s business summit proves it.

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.

Business Council chair unavailable to show value for taxpayer dollars

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.

After an unfair coup, Grant King should be re-appointed to the BHP board

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.

The 2017 Crikeys: the best and worst of Aussie business

Adam Schwab tallies the great snubs and flubs of the business world in 2017.

King deposed, business lobby in tatters

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.

Diversity in the country’s top boardroom?

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? ...

Tips and rumours

Bruce McWilliam palling around with jailbirds ... Skye Leckie unloads on Tim Worner ... more cuts coming to public service? ...

New Business Council boss, more of the same

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.