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 It is mildly amusing to observe the sanctimony of the banks when it comes to lending standards.
Michael West Australia's gas production is set to quadruple but global demand is now contracting.
Michael West The priority for Parliament should remain pinging the big tax culprits – foreign-controlled multinationals.
Michael West Rod Sims delivered the keynote address on the gas industry last month, he did everything but deploy competition's dirtiest word.
Michael West Canberra has seen sense but up north there are fresh questions.
Michael West Signing up to the TPP is a bit like buying a used car over the phone with no detail as to the state of the vehicle, but with glowing assurances from the dealer that "she's a beauty".
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.