Unless it wants gas prices to shoot up, and Australia’s monopoly pipeline operator to be controlled by a Hong Kong billionaire via the Cayman Islands who is not keen on paying tax, the government would be mad to give the green light to this $13 billion APA takeover.Read More
by Michael West | May 7, 2018
While the standards-setter AASB continues its three year dither on disclosure, the Board of...Read More
by Michael West | Apr 21, 2018
Booking.com and Expedia are two of the biggest multinational tax cheats about and their rapid...Read More
by Michael West | Apr 10, 2018
Australia’s defence has a powerful new weapon of strategic deterrence, the Australian Military Bank. No hostile foreign power could withstand the torture of spending hours on AMB’s automatic voicemail system trying to get through to an operator. The invaders would be forced to head home again in sheer bewilderment and frustration.Read More
by Michael West | Feb 18, 2018
When does the private benefit from public land become too much? In the case of Willoughby Council...Read More
by Michael West | Jan 19, 2018
African gangs in Melbourne may be attracting the headlines but a greater threat to the Australian...Read More
by Michael West | Jan 11, 2018
Still barely a squeak from the Big Four accounting firms about the world’s biggest tax leak, the 13.4 million documents from the Paradise Papers. In a perusal of the websites of Deloitte, KPMG, EY and PwC – and their...Read More
by Michael West | Dec 10, 2017
US cereal giant Kellogg’s paid zero tax on $444 million in revenues in Australia last year,...Read More
by Michael West | Nov 22, 2017
The Paradise Papers story broke on November 5. Despite the biggest document leak in history, the...Read More
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New Michael West Podcast
Created by PodcastOne, this 3 part series looks into how Australia has gone from one of the cheapest countries in the world for energy to one of the most expensive, and reveals just what has happened with our gas and electricity supply and why we are on the verge of an energy crisis.