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 BCA says it wants "a workable plan for Australia”, but it's just shuffling deck chairs on the Titanic.
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".
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.