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Michael West comments on companies, markets and the economy. He is a former SMH business editor.
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.
Michael West Incredibly, the Australian Taxation Office is running a pilot scheme whereby it outsources the duty of tax compliance for Australia’s largest companies to none other than company auditor.
Michael West Being motivated by a deep sense of injustice can be a costly thing. Just ask John Viscariello.
Michael West It is rare for one man to triumph against the establishment, especially when he has taken on a major insolvency firm and one of the country’s blue chip law firms.
Michael West When it comes to reports to government there is a deep schism between recommendations and implementations.
Michael West Analysis of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia's annual report for 2014 is reveals an accounting body that needs to put more effort into walking the walk, rather than talking the...
Michael West A Glencore merger with Rio Tinto would be exceedingly damaging for Australia and ought to be, and very likely will be, knocked on the head by the Foreign Investment Review Board.
Michael West Terry Dodd will be disappointed if he lucks out in the tender process to run fast ferries to Manly on Sydney Harbour, and understandably so.
Michael West If Denis Napthine had an extra $20 billion to spend he might have fared a little better
Michael West Thanks to the power of vested interests, there is a dire lack of leadership in the tax field in Australia.
Michael West Martin Lock, formerly the top withholding-tax specialist at the Tax Office, says the ATO has become politicised under the spell of Treasury and unaccountable to the public.
Michael West Some perspective on the cuts to the ABC: if it had the intestinal fortitude, the government could rip a cool $254 million from tax-dodging multinationals in a single year.
Michael West "Find out what yanks their chain. Prepare to get PO in court as soon as possible. Wants dirt on PO": ANZ Chief Risk Officer Chris Page giving directions to liquidators PPB.