How Johnson & Johnson cut its risk in vaginal mesh lawsuit.

* The world's biggest healthcare group has quietly cut its exposure to victims in its vaginal mesh class-action lawsuit. * Seven Johnson and Johnson subsidiaries...

Travellers: don’t get ripped off on your currency conversion

When travelling, and offered the opportunity to pay in your own currency, think twice, it's a big bank scam. The scam is Dynamic Currency...

Climate doubt merchants and their self-inflicted blindness

In recent years, the gulf between Coalition and Labor on anthropogenic global warming (AGW) has widened since politics overtook science in determining conservative attitudes on...

The Gilead and the taxpayer Odyssey

How much can a multinational take before its social licence to operate in this country expires? How much corporate welfare is too much? We...

Gilead top brass still missing despite desperate search efforts

Dear readers, we are distressed to inform you that the leadership team of Gilead Sciences in Australia appears to have gone missing in the...
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“Ridiculous”

Sky News accidentally presented a good chance to set the record straight against claims in Murdoch press, and Fairfax too, that the credibility of michaelwest.com.au...

Opening statement to Senate Tax Inquiry

Statement by Michael West to the the Senate Economics Reference Committee inquiry into Corporate Tax Avoidance. It was at the last sitting day of parliament in 2015,...

Breaking Bad: the tax antics of drug giant Abbvie

* Australians are paying four-times too much for drugs * Big Pharma is subsidised by taxpayers on the way in to Australia via the $10...

Gas shortage! What gas shortage?

Gas Shortage? What shortage, asks IEEFA analyst Bruce Robertson in Part One of his analysis of who the big losers are in the East...

Diamonds are not Forever

As Australia's resources boom wanes, several Indigenous communities that were once promised prosperity have been left grappling with a legacy of endemic poverty and...