How Abbott's asking CEOs to share the pain

The debate surrounding the Coalition's reforms has largely focused on the plight of Australians from lower socio-economic groups, but alarm bells will soon be ringing in corporate boardrooms.

It’s something of an understatement to say that the reforming zeal of the Abbott government is being greeted with a lot more hostility than the equally reform-minded Hawke government.

However, most of the focus to date has been on how lower socio-economic groups will be affected -- what some rather brutally call ‘bleeding heart’ complaints.

Not as much has been said about the effect on business.

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