One of Australia's biggest business lobby groups has denied reports it has been approached by Kevin Rudd or his backers to rebuild bridges with business.
Labor's leadership crisis appears to be near breaking point, with supporters on both sides telling the ABC the brawl could be resolved as early as this time next week.
The Labor caucus is due to meet next Tuesday, February 28 unless a special meeting is called to put the party leadership, and therefore the prime ministership, to a vote.
This morning the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) called on the Labor caucus to resolve the leadership debate for the good of the country.
ACCI chief executive Peter Anderson said he was agnostic about who should be Labor leader, but speaking to me on AM, warned the matter needed to be resolved "for the good of the country."