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Corporate Australia has a problem: the demise of the anti-communist unions

26 September 2023

4:00 AM

26 September 2023

4:00 AM

The particular content and style of political boot-licking that is a feature of today’s Australian corporate environment can be understood in terms of the history of Australia’s political-corporate deal-making and how that has changed over the last few years.

That is, the comparatively recent trend by big corporates to endorse and promote hard-core political issues – particularly contentious, politicised social issues – has an explanation.

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