Kim Wingerei

Kim Wingerei is a businessman turned writer and commentator. He is passionate about free speech, human rights, democracy and the politics of change. Originally from Norway, Kim has lived in Australia for 30 years. Author of ‘Why Democracy is Broken – A Blueprint for Change’. 

Kim Wingerei is a businessman turned writer and commentator. He is passionate about free speech, human rights, democracy and the politics of change. Originally from Norway, Kim has lived in Australia for 30 years. Author of ‘Why Democracy is Broken – A Blueprint for Change’. 


QED proves the need for a federal ICAC, but also a broken culture

When we launched QED, the aim was to create a strong narrative to call for a federal anti-corruption commission, or...

Tail wags Virgin dog as bond holders put pressure on Deloitte and the Government

Good morning, my name is Bond. As Deloitte’s team of administrators were about to finalise a deal to sell Virgin...

Norway v Australia: crisis makes the case for a sovereign wealth fund incontestable

An obsession with "balancing the budget" has left Australia is under-funded despite its immense wealth. A dual citizen of Norway...

A Bali travel bubble may be just the ticket for Virgin

As the Virgin administrators assess the bids for the failed airline, they will also grapple with the question of when...

Particracy Rules: the triumph of clever politics over leadership

We live in a particracy - the party-room rules and we are run by clever politicians, not leaders with courage...

TPG and Vodafone: curious case of a telco merger thwarted

On one side of the courtroom is TPG, a consumer-oriented telco grown large on acquisitions and minimalist customer service, run...

Abbott & Turnbull right on the NBN … for all the wrong reasons

The National Broadband Network is an unmitigated disaster not just for broadband delivery in Australia, but for how it has...

Aldi bag flush with cash or party fundraiser, same outcome. Ban donations

Political party donations are bribes. They should be banned. Defining bribery is more important than a federal ICAC, writes Kim...

Has ACCC let Facebook and Google off the hook?

Australia's consumer watchdog, the ACCC, has released its long-awaited final report on the market power of Facebook and Google. Long...

Facebook’s Libra: a public good or a Swiss-based financial system too big to fail?

Facebook's launch of its new cryptocurrency, Libra, might have given US lawmakers and financial regulators a fit of the collywobbles,...

How did the ‘clever country’ end up with a $90 billion botched NBN?

The Coalition's botched NBN is not just a costly technological failure, but a policy debacle that has cost Australia's taxpayers...

Independent media gathers steam while mainstream struggles: latest numbers

Independent public interest journalism continues to attract larger audiences. Growth in online readership at www.michaelwest.com.au jumped to 67 per cent...

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