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 In the winter of 2009, then shadow treasurer Joe Hockey climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with Seven Network celebrity David Koch, tennis entrepreneur Paul Francis and others.
Michael West A stoush with former staff has unveiled an intriguing tax structure.
Michael West Coal is not dead yet – not even the thermal stuff - but it's cheap.
Michael West Assessment finds that over the past eight years the group's economic activity in Australia has doubled while its income tax contribution has fallen.
Michael West If the government still wants to alter sales taxes it should be tackling multinationals harder.
Michael West Someone stole his identity to get a $20,000 credit card and bank says it's his problem.
Michael West Government action on multinational tax avoidance has miserably failed to match its rhetoric, but things are moving in the right direction.
Michael West Which one of the following propositions is untrue?
Michael West Compliance with the law should not be a lifestyle choice like yoga.
Michael West A billionaire politician under investigation for corruption in Malaysia faces allegations his family companies have laundered millions of dollars through the Australian real estate market.
Michael West Defamation laws may be stopping spurned investors from speaking out about bad experiences with the Australian Shareholder Centre.
Michael West Quite often there is more money to be made from a company dead than alive.
Michael West Korean giant LG has confirmed it will not take coal from the controversial mine.
Michael West Unless the prices of oil and gas rebound strongly Santos will struggle to meet its interest bill in the current half.
Michael West The presumption of innocence is the bedrock of our system of justice. Unfortunately Dana Joab has been denied this right by one of our big three banks.
Michael West If the Tax Office wants to know what the online giant has been up to in Australia, it might want to send an officer to the Supreme Court of NSW.
Michael West The Rich Mates Act amendment bill was introduced to Parliament on Thursday.
Michael West Amid the dubious behaviour of many multinationals, the tax record of big tobacco companies is surprisingly, well, good.
Michael West The Minerals Council and the state peak mining bodies really ought to consider a strategic expansion into the field of marriage guidance and counselling.
Michael West What tollroad group Transurban pays the taxman and what it pays its executives are two very different things.