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 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.
Michael West For the third year on the trot, Shell Australia appears to have paid no income tax, instead, reporting tax benefits in all three years despite sales which may be in excess of $60 billion.
Michael West The fate of Carmichael may hang in the balance for some time, as the war between new and old energy plays out.
Michael West and Lisa Cox Commonwealth Bank's key financing role at Adani's controversial Carmichael coal mine has ended.
Michael West The ornamental snake and the yakka skink are unlikely to be Greg Hunt's favourite animals today, having helped nix his approval of Adani's $16 billion Carmichael coal mine.
Michael West What is the difference between 30 per cent of zero and 20 per cent of zero? Correct: precisely $5,227.27 less than a Bronwyn-Bishop-taxpayer-funded helicopter trip from Melbourne to Geelong.
Michael West It seems Adani and Shenhua are determined to do things the hard way.
Michael West Flamboyant Indian billionaire Pankaj Oswal is emerging as the unlikely hero for victims of the insolvency profession, thanks to an inquiry in a Perth court into one the biggest and fastest fee grabs...
Michael West Adani's cunning stunt on a vote with traditional owners backfired.
Michael West The numbers told the story, one per cent of revenue paid in tax, even after billions in subsidies from taxpayers.
Michael West PayPal and eBay seem hell bent on making as little as possible. Why? Simple, if you make a profit, you have to pay tax on it.
Michael West Anti-money laundering legislation may be the only way to discourage Chinese investment in Australian properties and moderate rising house prices.
Michael West The tale of global company eBay's tax affairs is worthy of Hollywood fantasy.
Michael West The G20's efforts to crack down on multinational tax avoidance are likely to be defeated by national self-interest, particularly from the United States, a top tax adviser says.
Michael West Someone once said that a good tax system enables the government to pluck the feathers from the taxpaying goose with the least amount of hissing, says Rod Houng-Lee.