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Topic: Jennifer Westacott
Australia’s ruling class is in denial. The AFR’s business summit proves it.

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.

Five things the Business Council can do if it really ‘supports action on climate’

Five things the Business Council can do if it really ‘supports action on climate’

The BCA says it wants "a workable plan for Australiaā€¯, but it's just shuffling deck chairs on the Titanic.

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".

Why did the head of Sky News get a gong?

Why did the head of Sky News get a gong?

Sky News has materially degraded the standard of public debate in Australia. So why did its CEO get a gong for raising standards?

Having lost the superannuation war, is big business blowing it up?

Having lost the superannuation war, is big business blowing it up?

The government and big business have lost their war on behalf of retail superannuation. Are they now thinking of destroying the entire system?

Rent-seeking Business Council hinders, not helps small business

Rent-seeking Business Council hinders, not helps small business

While the Business Council has discovered yet another magical property of company tax cuts, its members are stiffing small business on invoice payments. And the BCA could fix it straight away.

Beleaguered Business Council making all the wrong moves

Beleaguered Business Council making all the wrong moves

Business figures are hoping a recession will give them the chance to impose self-serving "reforms". Yesterday's good economic news must have been a bitter pill to swallow, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Self-serving Business Council targets Turnbull after GST retreat

Self-serving Business Council targets Turnbull after GST retreat

Retreating from lifting the GST will calm Malcolm Turnbull's backbenchers but annoy the powerful business lobby. And it leaves the government without any tax reform story to convey.

BCA nostalgic for a bureaucratic past it helped to destroy

BCA nostalgic for a bureaucratic past it helped to destroy

The Business Council's proposals for rpublic sector reform are a bizarre throwback to the "Rip Van Winkle" years. Perhaps Jennifer Westacott is annoyed the reform she wants isn't being taken up.