By Janine Perrett

And I thought the relationship between the Abbott Government and business was bad.

Note how quickly the love affair with the Turnbull replacement one has soured.

I mean, it was only three months ago that Business Council of Australia (BCA) chairman Catherine Livingstone was giving the new Prime Minister (PM) a very public valentine in front of hundreds of corporate leaders at the lobby group's glittering annual dinner.

Just a reminder.

She gushed of his "almost unparralleled" positive impact since seizing the reigns.

Further she added “You have given us the permission to have conversations about things that matter to people, and helped, through your own example, to make those conversations positive.”

Fast-forward to this week and the Victorian Liberal President Michael Kroger makes an extraordinary attack on the very same BCA calling for its CEO Jennifer Westacott to be sacked.

And what heinous crime did they commit in the eyes of the notoriously belligerent Kroger.

She wasn't selling tax reform well enough. 

Well this was on the day that the PM backed down on the GST leading to widespread derision not the least from the business community.

Good one Michael. That's the way to keep business on side. That's the way to look a better more business savvy Government than the one you replaced.

And one should recall that at that very same BCA meeting in November the very same BCA chairman did actually make a strong pitch for tax reform.

Though she was talking overall reform, rather than the specific GST, which caused the government such headaches.

Perhaps that was her mistake.

Now I think there is a valid criticism to be made about the corporate union, sorry chief corporate lobby group, the BCA and other business leaders who are good at urging from the sidelines for the government to do more to help them, but do little to help anyone else as they pour  all funds into keeping their share price and own remuneration high rather than spending and helping the economy. 

But Mr Kroger's intervention has only confirmed the many misgivings about him in the role for which he fought so hard.

And his love of media attention is notorious but in his official position questionable. 

At best it is all very unseemly and at worst seriously destablising at a time when the Turnbull honeymoon appears to be ending - certainly with the BCA at least.