If Turnbull wants to really unleash Australia's potential, he should hire Martin Parkinson.
Michael Pascoe is a BusinessDay contributing editor. He comments on companies, markets and the economy.
Michael Pascoe How brawling, blaming and buck passing might end up driving decent tax reform.
Michael Pascoe Broadening and increasing land tax is very much alive if the states are smart enough to co-ordinate and standardise it. Michael Pascoe comments.
Michael Pascoe Woolworths' chairman Gordon Cairns needs to talk to Scott Mate instead of his management team and retail consultants that have, shall we say, been failing to kick goals.
Michael Pascoe After two years of high achievement against the odds, something strange has happened with our services exports.
Michael Pascoe As a major bank with an image problem, it wouldn't kill CBA to be a little more human sometimes.
Michael Pascoe The joint parliamentary committee looking into the behaviour of the Commonwealth Bank after taking over BankWest has heard some extraordinary allegations. Michael Pascoe comments.
Michael Pascoe The Turnbull governent look to hand the excuse the states need to introduce the most obvious of tax reforms.
Michael Pascoe There's a boom rolling through Sydney for decades, supporting house prices along the way.
Michael Pascoe From an employment perspective, maybe the capex outlook isn't as bad as it first looked on Thursday.
Michael Pascoe If one thing has distinguished Lang Walker, it's been his ability to sell out at the right time.
Michael Pascoe Maybe investors in CBD commercial property should be a little concerned as Lang Walker is out to make his biggest sale yet. MIchael Pascoe comments.
Michael Pascoe The Grattan Institute report on superannuation excess doesn't really matter as it's too much for any government to contemplate. Michael Pascoe comments.
Michael Pascoe It's amazing how much attention is focused on one aspect of the system, while both the biggest fish in the super sea and the casual slaughter of anchovies are largely ignored.
Michael Pascoe Norman Lindsay died in 1969 but his spirit lives on within PwC.
Michael Pascoe The politicians are fighting over the falling leaves and ignoring the forest again – this time on the little matter of employers who fail to pay the compulsory superannuation levy.
Michael Pascoe There's a simple fix that could plug the $2.6 billion of unpaid super every year. Michael Pascoe comments.
Michael Pascoe Buy one thing, use spin and insider knowledge to get planning approval to turn it into something completely different and, hey presto, you've made a windfall without moving a brick. But others lose.
Michael Pascoe The terrible wearying truth is that we'll get used to terrorism.
Michael Pascoe The BHP share price is shouting the company won't be able to maintain it's extraordinary high dividend yield. Michael Pascoe comments.
Michael Pascoe Paying as little tax as legally possible is standard, rational behaviour.