The Minerals Council has launched a desperate PR campaign to try to win Aussies over.
In Senate estimates this week, a senior Department of Environment official spruiked the supposed benefits of climate change. God help us all.
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.
The government is crunching charities for foreign donations and tax breaks. Why, then, are the Minerals Council and other corporate lobby groups allowed tax breaks on their foreign funding?
Once dominant in Australian politics, the Business Council and the Minerals Council are now struggling for relevance. Perhaps their time is now over.
It didn't take long after BHP mentioned it was unhappy with the coal-obsessed direction of the Minerals Council for the council CEO to depart.
Martin Ferguson used to be a unionist and a Labor stalwart. So what's he doing shilling for the mining industry and saying unions have too much power?
The mining lobby wants a new round of punitive industrial relations reforms, at a time when real wages are falling in the sector and productivity booming. But that's the way neoliberalism operates.