If Turnbull wants to really unleash Australia's potential, he should hire Martin Parkinson.
Michael West comments on companies, markets and the economy. He is a former SMH business editor.
Michael West Reel deals: Screen Australia's financial statements list five pages of related party transactions, making its board meetings an interesting proposition.
Michael West It's more about PR than it is about policy.
Michael West The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association is yet to resile from its scaremongering strategy that there is a shortage of gas in Victoria and NSW and no choice but to ramp up...
Michael West The very funding of our hospitals and schools is at stake here, our children’s future.
Michael West When players from the industries ASIC is supervising are routinely seconded into its ranks, the public has a right to know.
Michael West When it comes to corporate regulation in this country there are one set of rules for the top end of town and another for the rest. The rest, put simply, are expected to obey the law.
Michael West Coal prices have crashed, the carbon tax has gone, yet the cost of electricity continues to rise. Oil prices have halved, yet the price of gas, which is linked to oil, is going up 17 per cent.
Michael West Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation and Telstra Corporation are lending money to their cashed-up pay TV business Foxtel at 12 per cent, claiming tax deductions on the loan and lending the money...
Michael West Confidential documents obtained from the Tax Office under the Freedom of Information Act show Australia’s corporate tax base is in crisis because of the explosion in tax haven dealings by...
Michael West John Miller says the infamous "bottom of the harbour" tax schemes of the 1970s and 80s are "no more scandalous" than some of the aggressive tax minimisation strategies used by multinational companies...
Michael West How much tax does Google really owe Australia? Its submission to the parliamentary inquiry into corporate tax avoidance says Google doesn't owe this country a zac.
Michael West For an independent Aussie film about a football player holed up in a hotel room trying not to go to the toilet for a week, The Mule has done remarkably well.
Michael West The list of submissions to the parliamentary inquiry into corporate tax avoidance reads like a Who's Who of Australia's biggest and sneakiest tax avoiders.
Michael West The public mandate of the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation is to provide credit to small to medium enterprises, to assist them to export.
Michael West Matt O'Sullivan gives a dramatic account of the most radical decision in Australian industrial relations history.
Michael West Four days out from Christmas, Blind Citizens Australia, Deaf Australia, Homelessness Australia and Down Syndrome Australia learned they were to be subject to federal government funding cuts.
Michael West When world leaders assembled at the G20 Summit in Brisbane last month, the corporation selected by the Australian government to address the G20 and spearhead its "thought...
Michael West Hundreds of thousands of Australians now live in energy poverty. According to the Australian Energy Regulator, in NSW alone over 100,000 residential customers can't pay their bills and have an...
Michael West A Glencore merger with Rio Tinto would be damaging for Australia and ought to be, and very likely will be, knocked on the head by the Foreign Investment Review Board.
Michael West Joe Hockey can say what he likes. The outlook for any substantial action on multinational tax shifting is bleak.